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It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing TV or film — a successful script includes many of the same ingredients. On the first day of this intense immersion workshop, you’ll learn how to create the critical elements needed in the development process, including: loglines, conceits, compelling characters and formidable opponents, inciting incidents, conflict and stakes, catalyst relationships, and the “why now.” On the second day, you’ll learn how to build a strong strucutral foundation for your movie or TV script, including: how TV and film stories are structured; how to build individual storylines; how to create thrilling act breaks; how to track your character’s development; and how to illustrate a story’s themes for a TV or film audience. This class includes a lunch break.
Class Type: 2 SessionsMultigenre, Performance Writing, Screenwriting, Visiting
Term: Winter 2020
Start Date: 01/18/2020
End Date: 01/19/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
Early Bird pricing is $20 off through 12/16/2019 so register now!
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Tawnya Bhattacharya is the Founder & CEO of Script Anatomy and currently the Co-Executive Producer of Ginny & Georgia (Netflix).
As a guest instructor, Bhattacharya has brought the Script Anatomy method to the Disney | ABC Writing Program, the Producer's Guild (PGA) Power of Diversity Workshop, the Austin Film Festival, the Willamette Writers Conference, ISA (the International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32 and the TV Writers Fund. Prior to Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, she and her writing partner Ali Laventhol have written on A Million Little Things (ABC), Famous in Love (Freeform), The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT), The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA). They are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, and were semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship. Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow where her semi-autobiographical pilot was optioned.
Bhattacharya, an alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts Conservatory, studied acting and playwriting, and interned with playwright, Marie Irene Fornes and New City Theater in Seattle. She has performed in Seattle, Chicago, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and LA.