Our TV Spec Lab is where our writers finesse their specs for submission - to agents and managers, and to the TV Writing Fellowship Programs.
Instructor Hollie Overton currently writes on Kevin Williamson's show Tell Me A Story (CBS Access), and prior credits include Shadowhunters, The Client List and Cold Case.
You need at least one exceptional spec to break into this business.
This 4-week intensive class is run like a professional writers room, and requires **2 weeks prep before class begins**.
Every writer is expected to participate: to read materials, pitch ideas, give notes, and work together to help your fellow screenwriters. In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job! Working this muscle will benefit you.
Using Script Anatomy’s tools, you will work at a pace expected in the TV industry. It will require devoting time outside class to writing, homework and, at certain points, reading other classmates’ material to give feedback. We strongly recommend you register at least two weeks early to ensure completing your prep work on time.
As our alumni attest, this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first job writing for TV.
Required: Televisionary or equivalent experience (at least 2 scripts).
Instructor: Hollie Overton
“Hollie led me through my script development like a Showrunner, empowering me with Script Anatomy’s vital tools. Her insightful notes are sharp-edged, but delivered in an easy-to-take manner. Hollie’s enthusiasm for each student’s project shines through.” — Nadia Madden, 2017 Humanitas New Voices Prize Finalist
“I didn’t feel that I was taking a class; I felt like I was in a Writer’s Room. Hollie led me through my script development like a Showrunner, empowering me with Script Anatomy’s vital tools.” — Nadia Madden, 2017 Humanitas New Voices Prize Finalist, 2017 Sundance Episodic Story Lab Semifinalist
When: Prep begins Jan 5, then 4 Sundays from Mar 17 to May 5: 11am to 2pm
Classes on Mar 17 / Mar 24 / Apr 14 / May 5
OFF Mar 31 / Apr 7 for outlines, and Apr 21 / Apr 28 for drafts
8 writers max
No refunds after 3/14/2019. Please click here for our full refund policy.