Aaron Vaccaro grew up in the San Fernando Valley (the non-porn-y part) and was always enamored by the entertainment industry, inspired by his grandfather, who starred in the original Our Gang comedies.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies, Aaron began his journey to becoming a television writer, featuring Writers’ Assistant stints on 24, Ghost Whisperer, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Wilfred, and Mike and Molly. After being chosen as one of the “NBC Writers on the Verge,” Aaron went on to write for Mike & Molly and Superior Donuts.
He was a finalist for the 2018 WGA Writers Access Project and has also developed projects with Viola Davis' production company, Universal Cable Productions, and Red Giant Media, the latter of which he sold a feature entitled, Sasquatch vs. The Abominable Snowman. And yes, it’s as insane as it sounds. Aaron has his M.F.A. in Screenwriting and has taught screenwriting courses at AFI, UCSB, CSUN, LA Valley College, and now Script Anatomy.
He is currently repped by Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment.
"I was impressed by Aaron's knowledge of the television writing landscape and the tools that go into crafting a great spec script. He presented the necessary tools in a clear, concise, yet effective way that really resonated with my students. He harbored an environment of creativity freedom amidst my students, while also providing the structure needed to succeed in this business. I found his passion and sense of humor infectious and served in keeping the students engaged and excited to set off and write their scripts."
— Jonathan Kesselman, Professor of Cinema & Television Studies at CSUN, Writer/Director of "The Hebrew Hammer."
"The Televisionary Workshop is the HGH of TV Writing. Having taken many classes, none have prepared me so thoroughly for a first draft. The Script Anatomy tools helped me delve deep into the theme and tracking of my spec script, allowing me to get to a solid outline in a very short amount of time. The notes from my instructor were thorough and balanced, challenging me to be my best while remaining respectful of my ideas. For the first time in my writing career, the transition from outline to first draft was seamless. I can't say enough great things."
— Paul Ditty, Semi-Finalist for 2017 NBC WOTV, Semi-Finalist for 2017 FOX Writers Intensive, Second Rounder at 2017 Austin Film Fest, Semi-Finalist for 2017 Screencraft's Pilot Launch
"Aaron’s passion for bringing out the best in his students’ work is apparent from the first moment you meet him. He masterfully guides you toward a stronger script, facilitates collaboration, and makes sure you have a blast while doing it. After working with Aaron, I felt like I had a much stronger grasp on how to structure story and collaborate with other writers to produce the best possible version of our work. I now feel infinitely more prepared to take on the professional world of TV writing."
— Haley Bartels, MFA Screenwriting Fellow at AFI