Alumni Testimonials

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!

Alexis Siegel

Teresa Tuan

Teresa Tuan is a staff writer on the upcoming CBS medical drama, “Dr. Watson”. An alumna of the 2023 Paramount Writers Mentoring Program, she is represented by TFC and RBEL.

Amadou Diallo

Dijorn and Trinea Moss

The Mosses are an action-drama writing team who took Televisionary and TV Pitch Lab and went onto be selected for the 2024-2025 Paramount Writers Mentoring Program.

Yvonne Zima

Kris Crenwelge

Kris Crenwelge is a former sports exec-turned-TV writer. After taking Script Anatomy’s TV Draft Intensive and Fellowship Bootcamp, she was staffed on “Spirit Rangers” (Netflix), was one of three alums who were selected for the 2022 Disney Writing Program, and staffed on “True Lies” (CBS).

Amadou Diallo

Troy Kelly

Troy Kelly is a TV drama writer, an alum of the 2023 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop and a staff writer on “Found” (NBC).

Amadou Diallo

Amadou Diallo

Amadou was staffed on “Billions” (SHO) and “Parish” (AMC). He is an alumni of Mentorship Matters alumnus and is represented by Gersh and FWRD MGMT. Follow him on Twitter @amadouworld.

Alexis Siegel

Lynda Brendish

Lynda is an LA-based writer from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is in the ’22/’23 WB Writers’ Workshop cohort and is an alum of the Circle of Confusion Writers Discovery Fellowship. 

Yvonne Zima

Yvonne Zima

Yvonne Zima is a queer author, playwright, and actor who staffed on HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death” starring Taika Waititi. Follow her on Instagram at @yvonnezima.

Claudia Forestieri

Claudia Forestieri

Claudia is the creator and EP of Gordita Chronicles (HBO Max). She was formerly a co-producer on “Selena The Series” (Netflix), a writer on “Good Trouble” (Freeform), and an alum of NBC’s Writers on the Verge, HBO Access and the Disney ABC writers programs. Follow her on Twitter: @PlanetClaudia.

Alexis Siegel

Alexis Siegel

Alexis staffed on an unannounced Netflix thriller and co-wrote two freelance episodes for “Prodigal Son” (Fox). A finalist for the Walt Disney Television Writing Program, she also was a Blacklist-featured writer and an Austin Film Festival 2021 Screenwriter to Watch. Follow her on Twitter: @AlexisSiegel4.

Irving Ruan

Irving Ruan

Irving Ruan staffed on “Twisted Metal” (Peacock). He is 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: @irvingruan.

Janene Lin

Janene Lin

Janene Lin staffed on “How We Roll” (CBS) and the reboot of “Frasier” (Paramount+). She is a graduate of the ViacomCBS Writer’s Mentorship Program (2021), 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 Hobbs

Angel Hobbs

As an alum of the 2021 Nickelodeon Writing Program, Angel has written for shows, such as “That Girl Lay Lay” (Nickelodeon) and Tyler Perry’s “Young Dylan” (Nickelodeon). Follow her on Instagram at @angelbhobbs.

Hannah Rosner

Hannah Rosner

Hannah staffed 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”. Follow her on Instagram: @bananasroz.

Marina Bendocchi Alves

Mar B. Alves

Mar B. Alves wrote on the German drama “Alles was zählt” and the Sci-fi series “Husk” (U5 Filmproduktion). They were staffed on the German soap “Berlin – Tag & Nacht” writing 14 episodes for its 8th season. Their series “Lauf, wenn du kannst” was selected by the Bavarian Film Centre in Munich and their pilot script was included in The Golden List of 2020.

Pamela Garcia-Rooney

Pamela Garcia Rooney

Pamela is a co-producer who has written on several shows, such as “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” (MAX), “Council of Dads” (NBC), and “Selena: The Creator” (Netflix), which was created by Script Anatomy alum Moisés Zamora. She completed NBC Writers on the Verge, the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s TV Scriptwriters Program, and her feature made The Black List. Follow her on Twitter: @PGarciaRooney.

Amadou Diallo

Keith Hallworth

Keith has worked on numerous award-winning films, television, and Broadway shows. His half-hour pilot script, “Wish You Were Here”, was a semifinalist for the Warner Bros TV Pilot Award at Austin Film Festival.

Danielle Bauman

Danielle Bauman

Danielle wrote for “This Is Us” (NBC). She was also 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.” Follow her on Twitter: @DanielleBauman.

MW Cartozian Wilson

MW Cartozian Wilson

MW wrote as an executive story editor for “Manifest” (Netflix) and was a fellow of NBC Writers on the Verge. He is represented by Industry Entertainment. Follow him on Instagram: @mwwrites and Twitter: @MW_writes.

Jeane Wong

Jeane Wong

Jeane sold a pilot to Universal Cable Productions, set another pilot up at Homegrown Pictures and wrote 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.

Irving Ruan

Nage Gibson-Thompson

Nage was a 2nd Rounder at the Austin Film Festival. A writer of horror and drama, he was recommended for Sony Pictures Television Diverse Writers Program. Follow him on Instagram: @nagegt.

Jonathan Hurwitz

Jonathan Hurwitz

Jonathan wrote on “Shook” (Disney), the uproduced reboot of “Lizzie McGuire” (Disney+) three 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,” which was a first for Disney Channel. Follow him on Twitter: @jonathanhurwitz.

Derick Otto and Rebecca Arnold

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.

BRADLEY ESTRIN-BARKS

Bradley Estrin-Barks

Bradley Estrin-Barks staffed on “4400” (CW). He’s a graduate of the 2021 CBS Writers Mentoring Program and is repped by The Gotham Group. Find him on Twitter: @BradleyEstrin and Instagram: @bradleyestrin.

Brian Shin

Brian Shin

As a co-producer, Brian Shin wrote on “Good Trouble” (Freeform) and “The Good Doctor” (ABC). He paved the way by winning a place on the 2018 Disney | ABC Writing Fellowship while studying at Script Anatomy. Follow him on Instagram @bdot_shin.

Michael Robin

Michael Robin

Michael staffed on the unproduced reboot of “Degrassi” (MAX) the Cinestory Foundation TV Division Spec Drama and placed as 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 Miller

Stacey Miller

Stacey co-wrote the film, “I Am Michael,” starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Emma Roberts. Starting out as an actress and playwright, she also placed as a finalist for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact program and a semi-finalist for the Fox Writers Incubator. Follow her on Instagram: @staceyleighmiller.

Mike O'Neill

Mike O'Neill

As a former standup, Mike’s writing is inspired by his working class roots. He has placed as a finalist at the LA International Screenplay Awards, and quarterfinalist at the Screencraft Pilot Competition

Denise Cruz-Castino

Denise Cruz-Castino

Denise’s film “5 Weddings” premiered at Cannes and opened in 52 countries. She sold her short “The Fountain” to Disney and is currently writing/co-producing a WW2 feature with Academy Award producer Kim Magnuson and Neil Machlis. Follow her on Twitter: @cruzwriter.

Leah Pouillot

Leah Poulliot

Leah staffed on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW). While writing for the show, one of her episodes was listed on EW’s “The 30 best TV episodes of 2021.” She specializes in one-hour drama, specifically in the sci-fi, thriller, and horror genres. Follow her on Twitter @leah_lame.

Shani A. Moore

Shani A. Moore

Shani wrote for “Sweet Magnolias” (Netflix), “The Bold Type” (Freeform), and Kingdom Business (BET). Prior to becoming a full-time working screenwriter, she was a lawyer and the first black female head executive in Dolby’s history. She’s received fellowships from The Inevitable Foundation (2021) and NBC’s Writers On The Verge (2019). Follow her on Instagram: @shani_am_mo.

Michael Lucid

Michael Lucid

Michael Lucid is an LA-based comedian/ writer. He also co-wrote a courtroom dramedy feature with Michael Lannan, the creator of the HBO series “Looking.” Follow him on Instagram @damianagarcia.

Kenny Hill

Kenny Hill

Kenny is repped by Markus Goerg and Benjamin Blake at Heroes and Villains. Follow him on Instagram @kdawg500.

Katherine Langenfeld

Katherine Langenfeld

Katherine worked as a writer’s assistant and script coordinator for “So Help Me Todd” (CBS), “The Man Who Fell to Earth” (Showtime), and “The Purge” (USA). She placed in both the Austin Film Festival’s web series contest and drama teleplay contest. Follow her on Instagram: @Langenkat.

Lisa Bao

Lisa Bao

Lisa served as a writer/co-producer 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 Twitter: @lisabao10.

Liza Behles

Liza Behles

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 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. Follow him on Twitter: @2xThulio.

Claire Nauman

Claire Nauman

Claire wrote on “Bunk’d” (Disney). As a former MIT biologist, she moved to LA to become a writer, working her way in by starting as an assistant. Follow her on Facebook: Claire Nauman.

Jim Gulian

Jim Gulian

After selling his production company, Jim launched his career as a screenwriter, where he has placed with such fellowships as the Academy NichollCineStory, and PAGE International.

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