Watch these testimonials to get a feel for what Script Anatomy is all about.
We’re so proud of our alumni, not just for their success as TV writers, but for their unflagging support of this community. They participate in panels and forums, some become instructors. These testimonials were made in the same spirit of community and giving back.
As you’ll see, every writer is different, but many have taken multiple classes with us over a year or two, they’ve immersed themselves in this community and come out of it with awards, fellowships and careers as a writer—it sounds corny, but lives are changed here and dreams come true! Listen to Amadou, Angel, Janene, Pamela and others. It’s hard not to be moved. You’ll hear about the tools and the syllabus (Pamela Garcia Rooney, Robert Axelrod, Denise Cruz, Danielle Bauman), while others focus on a particular class or workshop (Sasha Feiler, Michael Robin, Leah Pouillot and Brian Shin). Some came with experience (Stacey Miller, Jonathan Hurwtiz and Denise Cruz-Castino), while others were relatively new (Claire Nauman and Jim Gulian).
Watch their videos. Get inspired. And come join us!
Amadou is currently staffed on Billions (SHO) after landing his first job as Staff Writer on The Driver (AMC). A Mentorship Matters alumnus he is represented by Gersh and FWRD MGMT. Follow him on Twitter @amadouworld.
Alexis was staffed on an unannounced Netflix thriller and co-wrote two freelance episodes for “Prodigal Son” (Fox). She’s also an Austin Film Festival 2021 Screenwriter to Watch, Blacklist featured writer and Walt Disney Television Writing Program finalist. Follow her on Twitter @AlexisSiegel4.
Irving Ruan is a Staff Writer on Twisted Metal (Peacock), an alum of the WarnerMedia/HBO Access Writers Program (2021) and a contributing writer for The New Yorker and McSweeney’s. He is repped by 3 Arts. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @irvingruan.
Claudia is the creator and EP of Gordita Chronicles (HBO Max). She was formerly Co-Producer on Netflix International’s “Selena The Series”, a writer on “Good Trouble” in 2018, and an alum of NBC’s Writers on the Verge, HBO Access and the Disney ABC writers programs. Follow her on Twitter @PlanetClaudia.
Janene Lin is currently a staff writer on Smallwood (CBS) and a graduate of the ViacomCBS Writer’s Mentorship Program (2021). She was a semi-finalist in the Disney ABC Writing Fellowship and a Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival. She is repped by Buchwald and Bellevue.
Angel is currently a Staff Writer on That Girl Lay Lay (Nickelodeon). And an alum of the 2021 Nickelodeon Writing Program. Instagram: @angelbhobbs
Hannah is currently Staff Writer on Legacies (CW). An alum of the 2019 Warner Brothers Writers Workshop, she was the writer’s assistant on the Netflix show “Jupiter’s Legacy”. Instagram: @bananasroz.
Yvonne Zima is a queer author, playwright, and actor currently staffed on HBO Max’s upcoming “Our Flag Means Death,” a pirate comedy co-created by and starring Taika Waititi. IG @yvonnezima.
Pamela Garcia Rooney
Pamela writes for Selena (Netflix), created by Script Anatomy alum Moisés Zamora. She completed NBC Writers on the Verge, the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s TV Scriptwriter’s Program, and her feature made The Black List. Twitter @PGarciaRooney.
Sasha is a TV comedy writer and improviser who was most recently staffed on Robot Chicken (Adult Swim). She is also an alumni of The Colony, a writers lab founded by A3 Agency. Follow her on Twitter @SashaFeiler.
Danielle writes for “This Is Us” (NBC). She was a semi‐finalist for NBC’s Writer’s on the Verge, top ten in Final Draft’s Big Break contest, and she made the Black List’s “100 Horror Films Directed by Women You Should be Watching.” Twitter: @DanielleBauman.
MW Cartozian Wilson
MW is staffed on Manifest on NBC and was a fellow of NBC Writers on the Verge in 2017/18. He is represented by Industry Entertainment. Follow him on Instagram @mwwrites and Twitter @MW_writes.
Jeane has sold a pilot to Universal Cable Productions, set another pilot up at Homegrown Pictures and written several episodes of Arrow (CW). An alum of NBC’s Writers On The Verge, she is repped by Circle of Confusion. Follow her on Twitter @jeanedevivre.
Michael Lucid is an LA-based comedian/ writer. He most recently co-wrote a feature courtroom dramedy with Michael Lannan, creator of the HBO series “Looking”. Follow him on Instagram @damianagarcia.
Jonathan wrote on 3 seasons of “Andy Mack” (Disney), where he was nominated for a 2019 WGA Award. His Season 3 episode featured a main character coming out using the words “I’m gay”, a first for Disney Channel. Twitter: @jonathanhurwitz.
Derick Otto & Rebecca Arnold
Derick & Rebecca are married writing partners. They’ve placed in numerous screenwriting competitions, including Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival and Semi-finalists in the Screencraft Fellowship. Follow them on Instagram @derickcotto and @becca_ann_arnold.
Bradley Estrin-Barks is currently a staff writer on 4400 (CW). He’s a graduate of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program (2021) and is repped by The Gotham Group. Find him on Twitter @BradleyEstrin and Instagram @bradleyestrin.
Brian is story editor on “The Good Doctor” (ABC) where he was previously a staff writer. He paved the way by winning a place on the 2017 Disney | ABC Writing Fellowship, while studying at Script Anatomy. Follow him on Instagram @bdot_shin.
Robert won the CineStory TV/Digital Fellowship and the HUMANITAS New Voices program. He was also a Finalist in the Austin Film Festival Script Competition, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and the ScreenCraft Pilot Competition.
Michael has won the Cinestory Foundation Fellowship Spec Division last year, was a 2nd rounder at the Austin Film Festival, a semi finalist at The PAGE Awards, and a finalist for the HUMANITAS New Voices program. Follow him on Twitter @michaelrobin.
Stacey was a finalist for Imagine Impact in 2018, and a semi-finalist for the 2017 Fox Writers Lab. She started out as an actress, and then writing plays and features, starring James Franco and Vincent D’Onofrio. You can follow her on Instagram at @staceyleighmiller.
Mike is a former standup whose writing is inspired by his working class roots. He’s been a Finalist at the LA International Screenplay Awards, and Quarterfinalist at the Screencraft Pilot Competition. Follow him on Instagram @mikeocomedian.
Denise sold her short The Fountain to Disney, and her first movie 5 Weddings premiered at Cannes and opened in 52 countries. She’s writing/co-producing a WW2 feature. Follow her on Twitter @cruzwriter.
Leah is a Writers’ Assistant on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW). She was previously a Showrunner’s Assistant, Writers’ PA, and Post PA on the same show. Follow her on Twitter @leah_lame.
Shani A. Moore
Shani is a lawyer, and first-generation American of Jamaican roots. Contest wins and placements include ScriptFest, PAGE International, and PGA Power of Diversity. She’s repped by Bellevue Productions. Follow her on Instagram @shani_am_mo.
Kenny is repped by Markus Goerg and Benjamin Blake at Heroes and Villains. Follow him on Instagram @kdawg500.
Lisa is currently a staff writer on Nancy Drew (CW). She is a graduate of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program ’19, and CAPE New Writers Fellowship ’18. She is represented by Industry Entertainment. Find her on @lisabao10.
Katherine went from Unit Production Manager’s assistant to Writer’s Assistant on The Purge Season 2. She placed in both the Austin Film Festival web series contest and the drama teleplay contest. Follow her on Instagram @Langenkat.
After decades running production companies, Jim pursued his dream of writing a half-hour workplace comedy. He has placed at Academy Nicholl, PAGE, LA International and Blue Cat.
Liza has been a semi-finalist for the ABC, WB, and NBC fellowships. She has been a Final Draft top 5 and top 10 finalist, and an AFF top 5 finalist. Her biggest accomplishment to date is not giving up on changing her career at 40 with two kids under 4 and a day job.
Thulio Da Silva
Thulio immigrated from Brazil to Connecticut as a child with his single mother and two sisters. His writing highlights topics close to him such as LGBTIQ+ rights and immigration. Find him @2xThulio.
Claire is the Writers’ Assistant for “Bunk’d” (Disney). An MIT biologist, she moved to LA to become a writer, working her way in by starting as an assistant at a production company. Follow her on Facebook at Claire Nauman.