The most successful alumni of any TV writing course in America. The data speaks for itself. We publish our success stories here every month.
Script Anatomy is a known pipeline for the coveted studio fellowship programs. In 2021 our alums won TEN—3 at Disney, 3 at CBS, 4 at Warner Media. These fellowships are tremendously competitive, with upwards of 2500 applicants for just 8 positions. No other screenwriting school comes close.
Since 2014, our alums have won 57 studio fellowships, and when you include the others (Sundance, Cape, Humanitas), that number rises to 114.
Note: Unlike some schools our data is genuine. Prior to 2017, we weren’t keeping close tabs on staffing numbers—as a small school run by working writers, our focus was on teaching. But we keep better records now.
As our alumni attest, Script Anatomy is where the breakthrough happens.
STAFFED: Margaret Lebron on Walker: Independence (CW) / Khalid Moalim on FBI: Most Wanted (NBC)
SOLD: Josh Chesler sold Humanity pilot to AMC
FELLOWSHIPS: Margaret Lebron 2022 PARAMOUNT WRITING PROGRAM / George Perez SUNDANCE INSTITUTE INAUGURAL LATINE FELLOWSHIP AND COLLAB SCHOLARSHIP / Sandra Hamada 2022 CAPE New Writers Fellow /
CONTESTS: Darren Moran WINNER Final Draft Big Break Contest + FINALIST in the ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition / Alexandria LaneSEMIFINALIST for Humanitas New Voices Fellowship / Miguel Orozco SEMIFINALIST for Humanitas New Voices Fellowship / Manja Lyssy QUARTERFINALIST in Comedy and Drama for the Page Awards / Mackenzie Rohan QUARTERFINALIST in the Feature Screencraft Competition / Susan Sassi QUARTERFINALIST in the Feature Screencraft Competition / James Delorean QUARTERFINALIST for Scriptapalooza / Archana Shinde QUARTERFINALIST for Cinestory Feature Retreat
STAFFED: Amanda Mercedes (Script Anatomy Scholarship Winner!) on THE ROOKIE: FEDS (ABC) / Kris Crenwelge on TRUE LIES (CBS) / Katharyn Blair on LOKI (Disney +)
CONTESTS: Richard Soriano WINNER of BEST SCRIPT at The Disability Film Festival Entr’2 Marches, in Cannes / Miguel Orozco Semifinalist for WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab / Mike O’Neil and Melissa Riordan Quarterfinals for Screencraft Comedy Competition
STAFFED: Marina Bendocchi Alves on BARAIA ONE; Carlton Gillespie on CRIMINAL MINDS; Justin Calen-Chenn as EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR, and Tawnya Benavides Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol as CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS on BEL-AIR SEASON II (Peacock)
EPISODES: Eva Taylor shooting her first episode of GOOD TROUBLE
ACCOLADES: Tim Grant NOMINATED FOR EMMY for Pandemic Playhouse
STAFFED: Marilyn Hobbs on an hour-long drama for Amazon
FELLOWSHIPS: Sandra Hamada 2022 CAPE NEW WRITERS FELLOWSHIP, Kerry McPherson Honorable Mention Maven Screen Media Fellowship at Stowe Labs
CONTESTS: Jeff Locker The Black List’s 2022 GLAAD List + WINNER OF ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION, Joe Dayton Quarterfinalist Stage 32 1st Annual Romantic Comedy Screenwriting Contest, Mario Garza 2nd Round Launch Pad Pilot Competition, Susan Sassi Quarterfinalist Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
DEVELOPMENT: Michael Perri Sold THE OWL to SKYDANCE and TOM BRADY’S RELIGIONS OF SPORTS
STAFFED: Wei Ning Yu on THE DROPOUT and SEVERANCE, Amadou Diallou on THE DRIVER (AMC) and Story Editor BILLIONS (Showtime) MICHAEL ROBIN DEGRASSI (HBOMax)
REPRESENTATION: Michelle Lesley Johnson with Industry Entertainment
FELLOWSHIPS: Michelle Lesley Johnson 2022 FOX WRITERS LAB FELLOW
ACCOLADES: David Kessler MINAMATA is an OSCAR AUDIENCE FAN FAVORITE, Elad Ziv, WINNER for SCI-FI, SCRIPT PIPELINE FIRST LOOK CONTEST, Susan Sassi Quarterfinalist for EMERGING SCREENWRITERS and Quarterfinalist for UNIQUE VOICES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
FELLOWSHIP: Michelle Lesley Johnson FINALIST FOX WRITER’S LAB
STAFFED: Michael Gutierrez AMAZON PRIME SHOW TBA / Megan Bacharach CO-WROTE NCIS:HAWAI’I CROSSOVER EPISODE
CONTEST: Jennifer Alexander ROADMAP WRITERS LATINX IN ANIMATION INITIATIVE / Michael Miller 3rd place CINESTORY’S TV Fellowship Retreat / Robiya Mansoor Development Funding through Bell State Development Fund / Jeff Locker FINALIST, SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL / Joe Dyton Semifinalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards / Susan Sassi Quarterfinals Fresh Voices / Michael Lucid Quarterfinals Big Break / Kenny Hillman Quarterfinals Big Break
FELLOWSHIP: Amanda Mercedes 2022 DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT WRITING PROGRAM / Kris Crenwelge 2022 DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT WRITING PROGRAM / Carlton Gillespie 2022 DISNEY GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT WRITING PROGRAM / George Perez 2022 SUNDANCE EPISODIC INTENSIVE
STAFFED: Natasha M Hall STORY EDITOR on SAINT X / Dr Robin J Hayes STAFFED ON SANDOKAN BLACK AND CUBA (PEACOCK) / Danny Dalah MR. SELF SABOTAGE RELEASED Feb 14th ON DAN HARMON’S CHANNEL 101 FILM FEST / James DeLorean WRITERS ASST at Syfy
REPRESENTATION: Michael Lucid Signed with James Cristiano @ SEVEN SUMMITS PICTURES & MANAGEMENT
CONTESTS: Tricia Lee 2021 BLACKLIST / Robert Axelrod FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK QUARTERFINALIST / Corbin Godfrey FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK QUARTERFINALIST
STAFFED: JIMMY MOSQUEDA, STAFFED, Harley Quinn (HBO MAX) / AMADOU DIALLO, STAFFED, AMC CRIME THRILLER TBA
SOLD: CRYSTAL FERREIRO, DRAMA PILOT, HERMANAS, to the CW with ILANA PEÑA Supervising
FELLOWSHIPS: RENI PAPANANIAS, DEL POTTER, SEMIFINALISTS, Warner Brothers Writers Workshop / JANALYN LI STEELE, FINALIST, CBS/VIACOM Writers Mentoring Program / ELLA GALE, WRITING FELLOW, Black List Feature Lab
CONTESTS: KIM MARCELINO FINALIST, Austin Film Festival Teleplay Contest / CARLA CACKOWSKI, SECOND ROUND, AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL TELEPLAY CONTEST / VICTOR A. KWANSA, ESQ., TOP 50, RoadMap Writers’ 2021 Jumpstart Writing Competition (Pilots) / LISA RYSINGER SECOND ROUND, Austin Film Festival Teleplay Contest QUARTERFINALIST, ScreenCraft Screenplay Competition – FEATURE QUARTERFINALIST, The Script Lab Screenplay Contest QUARTERFINALIST, Emerging Screenwriters GENRE SCREENPLAY Contest RANKED TOP 5% of Discoverable Projects on Coverfly / GRANT STUART, SECOND ROUND, Sundance Episodic Lab 2022 TOP 100, Tracking Board’s LaunchPad Pilot Contest SEMIFINALIST, Stage32 Drama Competition QUARTERFINALIST, ScreenCraft Drama Pilot Competition QUARTERFINALIST, Outstanding Screenplays Competition
FELLOWSHIPS: JEFFREY JAY and DEL COOPER WARNER BROTHERS WRITERS WORKSHOP Semifinalist /KENYETTA RAELYN WOMEN’S WEEKEND FILM CHALLENGE PILOT ACCELERATOR Fellow
CONTESTS: MIKE HADGE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL TELEPLAY CONTEST Semifinalist /NIKHIL KAMKOLKAR
OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY SHORTS COMPETITION Quarterfinalist / RAY KELLER and BIANCA LAMBERT
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL TELEPLAY CONTEST Second Round / LAUREN VERNEA COVERFLY RED LIST for MUSICALS Ranked #9 / RAY KELLER SCREENCRAFT Drama Competition Quarterfinalist, PAGE SCREENWRITING AWARDS Finalist, SCREENCRAFT Action & Adventure Competition Semifinalist
STAFFED: Shani AM Moore KINGDOM BUSINESS (BET) / Richard Soriano as writer/producer, “My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving” (feature)
FELLOWSHIPS: Margaret Lebron VIACOM/CBS Writers Mentoring Program / Khalid Moalim VIACOM/CBS Writers Mentoring Program / Stefanie Woodburn VIACOM/CBS Writers Mentoring Program
CONTESTS: Wendy G. Holley Gutierrez SEMIFINALIST, AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL – Drama Feature, Horror Feature, Enderby Entertainment Award / Mike O’Neill QUARTERFINALIST in the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Competition / ShakthiJothianandan TOP 50, RoadMap Writers’ 2021 Jumpstart Writing Competition (Pilots), TOP 7% of COVERFLY, QUARTERFINALIST, ShoreScripts TV Pilot Contest, QUARTERFINALIST, Stage32: Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest, SECOND ROUND, Austin Film Festival
GRANTS: Ella Gale / BLACK LIST/HORNITOS “Take Your Shot” $15,000 Grant Recipient
STAFFED: Erica Peterson on THE DONORS (KEVIN HART SHOW) / Amadou Diallou on an AMC DRAMA SERIES / Alexis Siegel on Untitled Limited Series (NETFLIX) / Kris Crenwelge on an Animation Series TBA (NETFLIX) / Jeane Wong on Untitled. CABLE/STREAMING HISTORICAL DRAMA
REPRESENTATION: Michelle Leslie Johnson SIGNED with INDUSTRY ENTERTAINMENT
CONTESTS: Kris Crenwelge ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition FINALIST / Erica Peterson HUMANITAS NEW VOICES, FINALIST / Erica Fagan TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY’S GENRE, TOP TEN / Michael Yip SCRIPT PIPELINE TV COMPETITION SEMIFINALIST, PAGE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS SEMIFINALIST, TRACKINGG BOARD 1 HR PILOT, TOP 100, COVERFLY RED LIST
FESTIVALS: Steve Becker Winner of the Web Series Pioneer Awards at Baltimore New Media Fest & at the Rio Web Fest (the largest web fest in the world). / Steve Becker Writer/Creator of BRAZZY JAZZY (web series) ended 2021 with 44 festival wins! / Steve Becker Writer/Creator of LOWER EAST ASIDES (web series) won some big festivals and is in negotiations for distribution. /Jeff Locker Wrote and produced THE FORGOTTEN PLACE which just won its 18th film festival award! Currently adapted into a TV series which is being shopped around with a production company. / Jeff Locker Wrote and produced TO BE SAVED which is an official selection of the prestigious Sedona International Film festival!
GRANTS: Denise Lopez Winner of One-Eyed Rabbit’s second annual Black Screenwriters Grant!
BOOKS: Mie Roe Published a book about everyone’s favorite TV Show. The 30 Rock Book is available everywhere books are sold
CONTESTS: Susan Sassi Cinestory 2022 TV Contest Quarterfinalists. / Steve Beker‘s comedy pilot ReFOCUSSED won Outstanding dialogue at Baltimore New Media Web Fest
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