Inside The Comedy Writers Room Workshop
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Inside The Comedy Writers Room Workshop

After years of grinding you have finally got staffed! But what’s it like in the writers’ room? How should you behave? How much should you talk? “Inside The Comedy Writers Room” pulls back the curtain on this elusive world. In this 3 hour TV Writer Workshop, all of your questions will be answered, and you will also experience what’s it’s like to “break” a story with other writers.

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Inside The Drama Writers Room Workshop
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Inside The Drama Writers Room Workshop

So you’ve been staffed - congratulations! Now, it’s time to prepare for life in the writers’ room. How to behave, when to speak up and when to stay quiet. “Inside The Drama Writers Room” pulls back the curtain on this process by providing a real life simulation. In this 3 hour workshop, all of your questions will be answered, and you will also experience what’s it’s like to “break” story with other writers. Get a feel for what it’s really like to write for TV!

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TV Spec / Pilot Draft Intensive
Dec
1
to Jan 12

TV Spec / Pilot Draft Intensive

Have an outline for a TV spec script or pilot that you want to take to draft? Or a draft that needs to be rewritten? The TV Spec/Pilot Draft Intensive is a structured 3 session class designed for writers who have a completed script outline and are ready to write their draft. 

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Rewrite Lab
Jan
6
to Mar 10

Rewrite Lab

Writing is rewriting, and this is the place to do it - right up to a table read of your finished script by local actors! The Rewrite Lab is an 8 week class designed for students who want to re-break or re-write an existing project entirely. Whether you’re writing TV drama or comedy, a spec or a pilot, use Script Anatomy’s tools to rebuild and finesse your script. 

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Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

Televisionary

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Televisionary is the foundation of the Script Anatomy Curriculum. 

An intensive 5 week course that is perfect for both new and working writers who want to elevate their scripts by applying Script Anatomy’s unique tools. 

Both highly applicable and hands-on, Televisionary prepares you for staffing, development, acquiring representation, and the application process for studio writing programs that have launched so many alumni careers. 

*Whatever your level this course will help you advance.*

Writers may focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you through the Script Anatomy tools, a tried and tested process of crafting your script from concept to outline. You will get weekly assignments on concept, character, pitching etc. And you will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique, providing you with an honest evaluation of your material in a dynamic and supportive environment.

All of our successful alumni have taken this course, many of them several times. 

Classes cover:

Hooks/Concepts / Arena / Loglines & Pitching / TV Story Structure / Strong Act Outs

Tone & Genre Expectation / Character Development / Dynamic Relationships

Conflict and Obstacles / Dilemmas & Goals / Stakes / Theme

Instructor: Ron McCants

When: 5 Sundays from Oct 28th to Dec 9th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm.

(*OFF 11/25 and 12/02 for Thanksgiving and Outline Drafts) 

Where:  Blank Spaces, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Cost: $595.00 

12 writers max

No refunds after 10/25/2018. Click here for our full refund policy.

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Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

TV Comedy Pilot Lab

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You need at least one exceptional original pilot to break into the business.

Develop your pilot here in a professional environment using Script Anatomy’s tools.

The Comedy Pilot Lab is a 6 week intensive course which is run like a professional writers room.

You will develop, outline and write your script at a pace expected in the TV industry. All class members are required to devote time to homework and writing, and actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week. In a professional TV writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job! Working this muscle will benefit you. 

Pilot Lab also includes writing and business-related lectures. As our alumni attest, this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first job in TV. 

Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience.

Instructor: Nora Nolan

When: 6 Saturdays from Oct 20th to Jan 5th: 2:30pm to 5:30pm 

Sessions are October 20th & 27th, November 3rd & 10th, December 1st and January 5th. We take OFF November 17th & 24th for outlines and Thanksgiving, and December 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th for Christmas, New Years, and script drafts.

Where: Blank Spaces, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Cost: $650.00

8 writers max

No refunds after 10/16/2018. Click here for our refund policy.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

TV Drama Pilot Lab

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You need at least one exceptional original pilot to break into the business

Develop and finish your TV drama pilot here in a professional environment using Script Anatomy’s tools.

The TV Drama Pilot Lab is a 6 week intensive course with an additional two weeks for prep. It’s limited to 8 students and we run it like a professional writers room. 

You will develop, outline and write your script at a pace expected in the TV industry. All class members are required to devote time to homework and writing, and 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. 

Pilot Lab also includes writing and business-related lectures. As our alumni attest, this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first job in TV.

Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience. 

Instructor: Margaux Froley

When: 6 Saturdays starting October 6th to December 1st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sessions are October 6th, October 13th, October 20th, October 27th, November 10th, and December 1st. OFF November 3rd for outlines, and November 17th & November 24th for writing script drafts & Thanksgiving) 

Where: Blank Spaces, Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Cost: $825.00 

Limit 8 writers

No refunds after 10/03/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

TV Comedy Pilot Lab

TV Comedy Pilot Lab

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Want to be a TV staff writer? 

Looking to secure an agent or manager?  

Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  

Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business. Develop and finish your TV pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…

TV Comedy Pilot Lab

Instructor: Kevin Townsley

This prep week 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.

WHEN: 6 Saturdays starting October 6th to December 1st from 11:00am to 2:00pm (Sessions are October 6th, October 13th, October 20th, October 27th, November 10th and December 1st. OFF November 3rd for Outlines, and November 17th & November 24th for script drafts.)

WHERE: BLANK SPACES - Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

COST: $650.00

Limit 8 writers

*Prerequesite: Televisionary Writers Workshop or significant writing experience. 

No refunds after 10/03/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Rewrite Lab (4)

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Writing is rewriting, and this is the place to do it - right up to a table read of your finished script by professional actors!

The Rewrite Lab is an 8 week class designed for students who want to re-break or re-write an existing project entirely.

Whether you’re writing TV drama or comedy, a spec or a pilot, Script Anatomy’s tools can help you rebuild and finesse your script. 

The first 5 weeks will be guided classes in which the instructor and your peers will help you work the tools and give you honest notes on your material. The last 3 weeks will be table reads with professional actors in which your work will come to life - an exciting and invaluable experience for any writer. 

Classes cover: 

Concept / Structure & Re-breaking / Character Flaw & Active Goal

Relationship Dynamics & Progression / Arcs / Sequence Building

Scene Work / Dialogue Techniques / Scene Transitions

Act Breaks / Theme / Polish 

Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience.

Instructor: Hollie Overton

When: 8 Sundays, 5 classes + 3 table reads:  September 9th - November 11th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. (Off October 14th & October 21st for rewriting)Note: outlines are due at least a week before your first class, so sign up ASAP.

Where: Blank Spaces, Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Cost: $695

Limit 8 writers

There will be no refunds after 09/06/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

ART OF THE PITCH - Crafting a TV Pitch That Sings (4)

4 Spots Left!

So you've got a compelling story.

You love your characters. The world is fascinating.

You have universal themes that resonate.

Now what?

How can you sell that brilliant vision to another person?

It's time to pitch. Learn how in... 

Script Anatomy's "Art of the Pitch" Workshop

with Instructor Kevin Townsley

Kevin has set up shows at SyFy, Crackle, Pivot, Sony, CBS Studios, Warner Brothers, FOX 21 and Fremantle, & has worked with Joel Silver's company (Silver Pictures), Milo Ventimiglia's company (Divide Pictures), Jim Parson's company (That's Wonderful Productions), McG's company (Wonderland Sound and Vision).  

All accomplished through the pitching methods taught in this class...

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.

WHEN: 4 Sundays, September 9th, September 23rd, and October 7th from 11am to 2pm, and the last session on October 21st will be an extra hour (11am to 3pm) to leave more time for final pitches. (Off weeks are for PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.)

WHERE: BLANK SPACES - Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

COST: $550.00 

Limit 8 writers

No refunds after 09/06/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

TELEVISIONARY WRITERS WORKSHOP (32)

SOLD OUT!!!

Please sign up for our WAITLIST !

Need to write a TV spec or pilot?

Accomplish your TV writing goals with the guidance of a pro!

Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Want to submit some powerhouse scripts?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional spec and 1 original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.  

Develop and finish your comedy or drama TV specs and pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…

The Televisionary Writers Workshop

Instructor: Rowan Wheeler

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 the studio writing program application process.  

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 & Goals

·              Stakes

·              Theme

 … and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts, have 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. 

WHEN: 5 Saturdays, starting September 8th to October 13th (*OFF 10/06 for Outline Drafts) from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

WHERE:  BLANK SPACES - Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

COST: $595.00 

Limit 12 writers

There will be no refunds after 09/05/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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