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Inside the Television Writers Room

Saturday, August 3
9:00 am - 10:30 am
St. Helen’s C
Your dream has come true. After years of grinding you have finally got staffed! But then the fear sets in. What’s it like in the writers’ room? How should I behave? Am I talking too much or not enough? This workshop pulls back the curtain on this elusive world. All of your questions on the dos and don’ts of being in a writers’ room will be answered, and you will also get to experience what it’s like to “break” a story. The spirit of this workshop is to learn and have fun, but more importantly you’ll get insight into your future career and who you’ll be in the room.


Tawnya Bhattacharya

Tawnya Benavides Bhattacharya is a writer, writing instructor, and founder of Script Anatomy, a writing school that helps television and screenwriters reach their writing goals and elevate their craft. A screenwriting teacher for the past 13 years, Bhattacharya launched Script Anatomy in 2011 to use her experience of breaking into the industry and building a career to help other writers do the same. Currently Co-Executive Producers on Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia, Bhattacharya 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). In addition to Script Anatomy, Bhattacharya has guest-taught workshops with ISA (International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32, the TV Writer’s Fund, and the Disney|ABC Writing Program. She has mentored for ISA and CineStory TV Writers Retreat in Idyllwild. Bhattacharya also writes a column in Script Magazine called “Your TV Guide”.