Staff Writers Anonymous

STAFF WRITERS ANONYMOUS: THE 12-STEP SURVIVAL GUIDE TO YOUR FIRST SEASON IN THE ROOM You endured the rigors of staffing season.  You cheered at the news when some Very Important Person liked your material.  You nailed the meeting and you got the job!  Hooray!  …So now what?   Since we here at Script Anatomy have [More…]

SA on the TV Writer Podcast

The TV WRITER PODCAST, partner of Script Magazine and hosted by Gray Jones, is devoted exclusively to the creators of the small screen and offers interviews with working writers in various genres and parts of the television industry as a resource for existing and aspiring TV writers. Script Anatomy Founder, Tawnya Bhattacharya is podcast #078. [More…]

SA on ScriptShadow

Script Anatomy Founder, Tawnya Bhattacharya’s interview with Scriptshadow’s, Carson Reeves.  SCRIPTSHADOW is a great website devoted to helping Screenwriters become better. To read the article, click HERE.

My interview for Kiyong’s Blog of Creative Pursuits

Writer, Kiyong Kim interviews his former writing instructor, Tawnya Bhattacharya about her experiences during the NBC Writers On the Verge program for his creative blog. You can read the interview HERE.    

"Anyone But Me" Web Series Q & A

SCRIPT ANATOMY Q & A with TINA CESA WARD – Executive Producer, writer and director of Anyone But Me, an award winning web series about a new generation of gay, straight, and ethnically diverse New York teens coming of age in a post-9/11 world and struggling with identity and modern relationships. Anyone But Me recently won the [More…]

Compelling Characters and the First Impression

Insisting on a “likable” protagonist is something producers and executives love to do. That’s because if a character is “likable” we feel for them and want to watch their story. We can relate and sympathize with their dilemma. We automatically cheer them on and root for them to succeed. So it goes, the more we [More…]

Keep Writing. Don't Dwell on Cooper Road, Missouri

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD KEEP WRITING 1) A WRITER WRITES. That’s what you do. It’s who you are. You can’t NOT write – your passion and inner need demand it. You write therefore you are. So write. 2) PRACTICE MAKES YOU A BETTER WRITER. Basketball players don’t just play in the games, they show up [More…]

7 Deadly Sins of Horror Movies

7 DEADLY SINS OF HORROR MOVIES — written by SA Guest Blogger, TIM GRANT, author of the horror movie blog Post Mortem Depression Message from Tawnya: I’m thrilled to have Tim as a guest blogger on Script Anatomy. What I love about Tim, aside from the fact that he’s an all around lovely guy who [More…]

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship Accepting Submissions

The holidays are over, but the season for TV Writing Fellowships and Mentoring Programs begins. Breaking into television is competitive business. Walk into any Starbucks or Coffee Bean and you’ll see fingers clacking keyboards on a sea of laptops. Fortunately there are a number of writer mentoring programs designed to polish and prepare “baby writers” [More…]

Logline Madness

WHAT IS A LOGLINE?   Hard work! Many writers whine about the logline. I’m guilty of it too. It’s not a simple task to distill 95-120 pages into a single sentence. But that’s what you need to do – boil your movie down to its core in one catchy, compelling sentence that will grab the [More…]