TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP

The Televisionary Workshop is the very foundation of the Script Anatomy Curriculum. In this intensive 5-week TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools. This applicable and hands-on course will help prepare you for staffing, development, and studio writing program applications, as well as give you tools that will be useful in your development process throughout your career.

Classes will cover:

  • Hooks/Concepts
  • Arena
  • Loglines & Pitching
  • TV Story Structure
  • Strong Act Outs
  • Tone & Genre Expectation
  • Character Development
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Conflict and Obstacles
  • Dilemmas and Goals
  • Stakes
  • Theme

Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts while completing weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.

Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.

To find out when the next Televisionary Writers Workshop will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

TV SPEC & PILOT DRAFT INTENSIVE

This course is perfect for writers who have completed an outline and are ready to write their TV spec or pilot draft while reviewing and revising core structure and other key elements.

Starting with a pre-class PREP week, writers will read a selected comedy or drama script chosen by the Instructor as well as hand in their outline in its current incarnation in order to receive notes the first day of class.  In SESSION 2, writers will receive notes on pages from the instructor and their peers on the first half of their scripts; in the 3rd SESSION, writers will receive note on the second half of their scripts.

Lessons focus on:

  • Structure
  • Act Outs
  • Set up
  • Character Development
  • Strengthening Dynamic Relationships
  • Amping up Conflict/Stakes
  • Deepening Emotion and/or Comedy
  • Scene Techniques

This is not a rewrite class, though there will be revising and retooling of story and key elements to elevate your material.

PREREQUISITE: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP OR SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE.

To find out when the next TV Spec & Pilot Draft Intensive will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

ADVANCED TV COMEDY PILOT LAB

This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.

During lab, you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.

Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.

PREREQUISITE: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP OR SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE.

To find out when the next Advanced TV Comedy Pilot Lab will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

ADVANCED TV DRAMA PILOT LAB

This 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 writers and is run like a professional writers room. Every writer is expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes, and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week.

This fast paced class requires that each writer devote outside class time to writing, homework and, at certain points along the process, reading other classmates’ material to give feedback. In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job. Working this muscle will benefit you.

Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.

PREREQUISITE: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP OR SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE.

To find out when the next Advanced TV Drama Pilot Lab will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

ADVANCED TV SPEC LAB

In this 2 week prep + 4-week intensive lab, writers can expect step-by-step detailed feedback from the instructor on Script Anatomy development tools, outline, and draft.

Aside from helping you develop and write your script in 4 weeks (with breaks in between for outline and draft), this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.  Writers are also expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes, and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate to keep your job — working this muscle will benefit you.

*REGISTER EARLY* — your first homework assignment is due before the first class.

PREREQUISITE: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP OR SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE.

We strongly recommend you register at least two weeks early to ensure completing your prep work on time.

To find out when the next Advanced TV Spec Lab will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

"ART OF THE PITCH" WORKSHOP

This 4 session intensive is limited to 8 people and will give you the tools, insight and experience to successfully pitch a TV show.  This is an in depth crash course on what to expect when pitching a TV idea to a production company, studio or network.

This fast paced class offers insight into the pitching process which is usually only experienced by the highest-level writers/executives. When you sell your pitch to a network there are about five people in the room and this class will pull back the veil on that secretive process.

In this class you will:

Watch the instructor pitch a project he is going out with this season.       (This is invaluable — you never get to see behind the curtain!)

Learn key elements you must have to craft your pitch.

Discover how to hook and engage your audience from the get go.

Find out what to expect “in the room” when you are pitching.

Take your idea, outline or script and reverse engineer it into a written and verbal pitch.

Discover tricks and tips for memorizing.

Learn pitching do’s and don’ts.

Pitch your show to the class and receive feedback from instructor and peers.

MANDATORY PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE TAKEN A SCRIPT ANATOMY CLASS

To find out when the next "Art of the Pitch" Workshop will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

REWRITE LAB

Need to rewrite your spec or pilot? This class is the place to do it! The instructor will read, evaluate, and customize a prescription for your current draft in the first session so you know exactly what to focus on in your rewrite.

This course is perfect for students who want to re-break or re-write an existing project entirely, but aren’t quite sure where to start.

In-class lectures, exercises, and assignments will focus on:

  • Concept
  • Structuring & Re-breaking
  • Character flaw, Core wound, Active goal
  • Relationship dynamics & progression
  • Storylines & Arcs
  • Sequence Building
  • Scene Work Techniques
  • Dialogue Techniques
  • Scene Transitions
  • Types of Act Breaks
  • Polishes
  • Additional Rewrite Plan giving you a clear path forward
  • Implementing Theme, and more...

PREREQUISITE: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP OR SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE.

To find out when the next Rewrite Lab will be, please visit CLASSES BY DATE.

 

REFUND POLICY:

100% refund 14 days or more before start of the first class

75% refund 10-13 days before start of first class

50% refund 7-9 days before start of first class

25% refund 4-6 days before start of first class

0% refund 3 days or less before start of first class

CONSULTATIONS

Wherever you are in your writing process, be it concept, outline, or a fully finished draft, our goal is to provide a consult option that gives you the strongest possible script.

While all of our instructors have proven their worth in the TV industry, they are at various points in their careers. For this reason you will see there are two available price points:

SENIOR CONSULTANTS:

Upper and mid-level writers with 4 staffing credits or more:

Tawnya Bhattacharya

Ali Laventhol

Alyson Feltes

Zach Ayers

Hollie Overton

 

JUNIOR CONSULTANTS:

Lower-level writers with up to 4 TV show credits:

Feature consultations are also available with those of our consultants who have relevant credits and experience.

To discuss tailoring a TV or feature package that will meet your individual needs, please CONTACT US.

100: TV OUTLINE ANALYSIS

Your consultant will read and analyze your TV Outline and give you verbal/written notes, as well as suggestions and tools to revise and elevate your concept, strengthen your story structure and theme, build compelling characters and relationships, clarify story and actions, raise your stakes, and go deeper emotionally. Whipping your outline into excellent shape is a crucial step to the development of your story and a strong first draft. Your consultant reads your outline two times – first for their initial reaction, then again to delve into problem areas and how to fix them.

Consultation fee:
Senior Consultants – $450
Junior Consultants – $325

101: TV SCRIPT CONSULT – WRITTEN NOTES ONLY

Your consultant will read your script once, with an eye out for what is and isn’t working in your spec or pilot, then provide detailed written notes geared to help you rewrite and elevate your spec or pilot to the next level.

Consultation fee:
Senior Consultants – $550
Junior Consultants – $425

*NEW* 102: OUTLINE + DRAFT CONSULT

Your consultant will provide detailed written and verbal notes on your spec or pilot outline, and then draft, as well as suggestions to revise and elevate your concept, strengthen your story structure and theme, build compelling characters and relationships, clarify story and actions, raise your stakes, and go deeper emotionally. Then your consultant will read your script once, with an eye out for what is and isn’t working in your spec or pilot, then provide detailed written notes geared to help you rewrite and elevate your spec or pilot to the next level.

Consultation fee:
Senior Consultants – $700
Junior Consultants – $575

103: TV SPEC OR PILOT SCRIPT CONSULTATION

Your consultant will read your spec script twice – draft, and then rewrite – and give you written and verbal notes to help you clarify your unique idea and vision. We’ll make your episode a special stand-out spec by building your story with strong structure and act breaks, deepening your universal themes, and making your characters more compelling and layered through clarifying their flaws, voices, goals, (both want and need) and actions.

Consultation fee:
Senior Consultants – $800
Junior Consultants – $650

104: TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP (PRIVATE)

Your consultant will work with you from concept to solid outline of your TV spec or pilot using Script Anatomy’s signature Televisionary tools (includes two in-person meetings).

Consultation fee:
Senior Consultants – $1650
Junior Consultants – $1250

Add-ons:

Draft Fee:
Senior Consultants – $375
Junior Consultants – $250

Polish:
Senior Consultants – $275
Junior Consultants – $175

PILOT KICKSTART WORKSHOP

Instructor: Ali Laventhol

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In this dynamic, comprehensive 4-hour course (3 hours when done ONLINE), we will give you a toolkit covering the critical elements needed in the pilot development and writing process, including loglines, conceits, what makes a compelling main character with strong stage of life, flaws, core wound, redeemable traits and goals, how to create a strong story engine, stakes, antagonists and theme, as well as core structural beats to get you on the right track.

WHEN: February 3, 2018 – 9am-12:00pm

WHERE: ONLINE

COST: $90 

No prep work is necessary for this workshop. **UPDATE: RSVP now for our next ONLINE Pilot Workshop**

 

MARKETING TOOLS FOR THE EMERGING TV WRITER WORKSHOP

Instructor: Gil Hizon

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TV writing is not just a craft. It’s also a business. In this tough and competitive industry, being familiar with the day-to-day aspects of managing your business, whether it’s acquiring representation, dealing with your reps, knowing when to follow up with an executive, or just learning how to behave in a general meeting can make a huge impact towards getting ahead in your career.

In this 2 hour TV workshop, Gil will teach you how to efficiently navigate your journey as an emerging TV writer, between acquiring representation, getting more meetings, and building lasting relationships with your industry connections.

Whether you have a couple of scripts under your belt or an entire body of work, the tools you’ll learn in this workshop will help you come up with better strategies for managing your TV writing career path.

For the next marketing workshop, please CONTACT US.

 

FELLOWSHIP BIO & ESSAY WORKSHOP

Join us for a special fellowship season workshop focusing on the architecture of the dreaded fellowship essay!

In this special fellowship season workshop, we will deconstruct successful fellowship essays, analyze why they work, and help you articulate the symbiotic relationship between your life story and your brand as a writer in 500 words or less.

For our next FELLOWSHIP BIO & ESSAY WORKSHOP, please CONTACT US.