Zach Ayers


Before Zach moved to Los Angeles, he was a director and producer of training videos at the Central Intelligence Agency, which is an actual job in the actual US government.

Zach has worked in both TV comedy and drama. Currently, he writes for FREEFORM’s drama “SIREN” and is in development with WBTV on a comedy called “NEED TO KNOW.”

Zach is an alumnus of the ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, Second City and Ithaca College.



Zach is an awesome instructor who shows genuine care for his students and their ideas. He gives constructive and helpful advice along with tons of encouragement and support. It’s the best mix for anyone trying to break into an industry notoriously filled with rejections. He is absolutely tuned in to each students’ pitches and ideas and makes the whole process from pitch to outline a lot less painful than it can be otherwise. A total must-take instructor!

– Eunice Park

Zach brings a wealth of real world experience, energy and creativity to class. He knows just how hard to push to get the best out of students, and his weekly notes during the Televisionary Workshop have been priceless.  Zach helped me to go from a foggy idea to a solid outline in 5 weeks, and I’m truly amazed at the progress I’ve made.”

– Chris McClure