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Intensive: Pilot Kickstart Workshop

Sunday, August 4
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cascade A

Please join us for this Intensive with Tawyna Bhattacharya.

Pilot Kickstart is an immersive, dynamic, and comprehensive 3-hour TV pilot workshop. Tawnya Bhattacharya will give you a toolkit covering the critical elements needed in the pilot development and writing process, including bloglines, conceits, what makes a compelling main character, flaws, core wound, redeemable traits and goals, how to create a strong story engine, stakes, antagonists and theme, as well as core structural beats.

Sunday Intensives are small, focused workshops, limited to 15 writers, and presented by industry professionals. This Intensive is three hours long, and includes lunch. You must register to attend Sunday Intensives at an additional cost.

Please register here.


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”.