Script Anatomy is a screenwriting school and community dedicated specifically to TV writing. Since 2011 we’ve help thousands of screenwriters develop their craft, break into the TV writing industry and sustain successful careers.

Our instructors are all working TV writers who hold classes all over Los Angeles. We now offer online courses too.

 

WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY?

One: Our instructors are all actively working television writers. If you want to learn how to write a script, how to pitch a TV show, and ultimately, how to get a job writing for TV, there’s no better teacher than a working writer who is up-to-date on this fast-moving industry.

Two: We treat our writers as emerging professionals. While our principal focus is on helping you develop your craft, we also try to prepare you for life in the professional world. So we run several classes like real TV writers rooms. Our instructors will always give you an honest evaluation of your project. And we cover staffing, development, acquiring representation, and the application process for studio writing programs that have launched so many alumni careers. 

Three: Perhaps most importantly, however, we teach a unique curriculum based on our trademarked Script Anatomy tools (see below).

 

WHAT ARE THE SCRIPT ANATOMY TOOLS?

They’re writing tools that the founder, Tawnya Bhattacharya, designed to help you take your TV script idea from a concept to a finished draft. It’s a hands-on, applicable process that writers can use throughout their careers, to develop material and fix story problems.

And they work. Our alumni are writing for the biggest networks and TV shows in the industry. Some have taken other courses in their careers, as committed writers often do, but it’s always with us that they make that critical breakthrough - whether that’s winning a TV writing fellowship, getting professional representation, selling a TV show or landing a job.

For seven years, Script Anatomy grew through word of mouth alone. Now, Script Anatomy Tools have been taught at the Disney ABC Writing Program, the TV Writers Fund For The Future, Stage 32, The International Screenwriters Association and the Willamette Writers Conference.

 TV writing students working during a Script Anatomy class taught by Emmy Award winning producer and comedy writer,  Rowan Wheeler .

TV writing students working during a Script Anatomy class taught by Emmy Award winning producer and comedy writer, Rowan Wheeler.

 

IS SCRIPT ANATOMY RIGHT FOR ME?

Honestly, if you just want a pampering environment with tea and biscuits and a certificate at the end, then there are other schools. We don’t believe those things help in breaking into a TV writing career. But if you’re serious about your writing goals then you’re in the right place. We aim to turn aspiring writers into professional writers who are ready to enter the industry.

Our students range from first time screenwriters who’ve literally never written before, to working writers who have been in the business for years. We also see network execs, directors and actors. What they share is a willingness to roll up their sleeves, put in the work and go for it!

 

TELL ME ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

Script Anatomy hosts regular networking mixers and industry panels. We’ve held Q&As with agents, producers and managers. And we encourage our writers to form independent writers groups. We’re a dynamic and supportive community because we understand that it can be tough out there, and that sometimes, it can take a village. And yes, when we really believe in a writer, we’ll go to bat.

 The Script Anatomy Mixer at Edendale in Silverlake, July 2018

The Script Anatomy Mixer at Edendale in Silverlake, July 2018

 

SO WHERE DO I START?

Watch our trailer below, subscribe to our newsletter and explore our courses. If you’re new to screenwriting, begin with our introductory Televisionary class.

We look forward to working with you.

 

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