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TV Pilots and Feature Films: Intensive Workshop

It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing TV or film — a successful script includes many of the same ingredients. On the first day of this intense immersion workshop, you’ll learn how to create the critical elements needed in the development process, including: loglines, conceits, compelling characters and formidable opponents, inciting incidents, conflict and stakes, catalyst relationships, and the “why now.” On the second day, you’ll learn how to build a strong structural foundation for your movie or TV script, including: how TV and film stories are structured; how to build individual storylines; how to create thrilling act breaks; how to track your character’s development; and how to illustrate a story’s themes for a TV or film audience. This class includes a lunch break.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Tawnya Bhattacharya

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2020

Start Date: 01/18/2020

End Date: 01/19/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Tawnya Bhattacharya

Tawnya Bhattacharya is the Founder & CEO of Script Anatomy and currently the Co-Executive Producer of Ginny & Georgia (Netflix).

As a guest instructor, Bhattacharya has brought the Script Anatomy method to the Disney | ABC Writing Program, the Producer's Guild (PGA) Power of Diversity Workshop, the Austin Film Festival, the Willamette Writers Conference, ISA (the International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32 and the TV Writers Fund. Prior to Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, she and her writing partner Ali Laventhol have written on A Million Little Things (ABC), Famous in Love (Freeform), The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT), The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA). They are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, and were semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship. Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow where her semi-autobiographical pilot was optioned.
Bhattacharya, an alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts Conservatory, studied acting and playwriting, and interned with playwright, Marie Irene Fornes and New City Theater in Seattle. She has performed in Seattle, Chicago, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and LA.

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