Kevin Townsley was born a hustler straight from the streets of Detroit. He went from selling candy at middle school, to selling weed and mushrooms in high school, enough to put himself through college.

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After graduating from The University of Arizona (The Harvard of the Southwest) with a double major in Cultural Anthropology/Spanish he traveled and lived in 24 different countries. Then after a few years in Orlando, Florida selling Formica in the business world he moved to Los Angeles.

Kevin has worked on over a dozen television shows and various pilots for some of TV’s finest: Charles Pratt Jr., Charlie Craig, Paul Redford, Alex Graves, Ed Zuckerman and Josh Berman. He then went on to assist Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman-Nash for Shawn’s production company MIDDKID PRODUCTIONS. This is where he received his “Masters in showrunning” from watching Shawn run multiple shows simultaneously all while developing new shows.

Most recently, Kevin spent a year living on AIRBNB all around Los Angeles. He also just sold a half hour comedy to Pivot Entertainment with Silver Pictures producing, and is currently writing on POP TV‘s Let’s Get Physical.


Kevin was very helpful at every stage, and was supportive of everyone’s work. He fostered a pleasant and encouraging learning environment.
— Irene Hernandez & Kelsey McConnell, writing team and Televisionary & Draft Intensive alumni
Televisionary gives you the tools to grow that seed of a TV show idea that’s been twirling in your head into a full grown plant. Kevin Townsley is an exceptional instructor who becomes your script’s best and most supportive best friend. Like a BFF, he tells you what’s not working and rolls up his sleeves to help you come up with a fix.
— Claudia Forestieri, 2017 HBO Access Writing Fellow, NBC Writers on the Verge alumni and Emmy-award winning TV journalist
Not only was Kevin an inspiring and patient teacher of the excellent Script Anatomy material, but his ability to complement that material with real-world anecdotes from his own experiences in TV writers’ rooms really made the information come to life. The pilot I’m working on is in much better shape since attending the Televisionary Writers Workshop!
— Nate Nauert