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Tawnya Benavides-Bhattacharya

Founder, TV Writing School, Script Anatomy; writer/co-executive producer Ginny & Georgia, A Million Little Things, Famous In Love, Perception, The Night Shift, The Client List, Fairly Legal
Tawnya Benavides Bhattacharya is currently a Co-Executive Producer on Netflix's Ginny & Georgia with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. They previously wrote on A Million Little Things (ABC), Famous in Love (Freeform), The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT), The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA). They are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows and were semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship before getting a job that took them out of the running. Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow where her semi-autobiographical pilot was optioned. The team is repped by Industry Entertainment and Morris Yorn, and hopes once this mess is sorted out, they can return to their agents at UTA.

Bhattacharya is also the founder of TV writing school, Script Anatomy. A screenwriting teacher for the past 14 years, Bhattacharya launched Script Anatomy in 2011 just as her career was taking off with the goal of using her experience of breaking into the TV industry and building a career to help other writers do the same. She created a unique writing curriculum with trademark tools for development, writing and rewriting, which have helped hundreds of writers get staffed, find representation, and sell pilots, screenplays and novels. As a guest instructor, Bhattacharya has brought the Script Anatomy method to the Disney | ABC Writing Program, The Producers Guild Power of Diversity Workshop, The Willamette Writers Conference, ISA (the International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32, the TV Writers Fund, She has mentored for ISA and CineStory TV Writers Retreat in Idyllwild. Her column “Your TV Guide“ can be read in Script Magazine.