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with Alana Sanko


Do you have an idea that’s meant for the big or small screen? Do you have some great elements for a screenplay, but keep getting stuck at the starting gate? Perhaps you have a draft, and you can’t pin down how to fix the problems. In this writing workshop for film and television screenplays, you will set goals and surpass them as we work through your new or ongoing projects. Together we will hone in on brainstorming, story outlining, scene crafting, page formatting, dialogue writing and more, working specifically to serve your current project needs and get you on a productive track. We will also utilize our simulated writers’ room to experience the process and value of a “table read” as well as to solve your story issues.


This workshop is intended for Intermediate to Advanced writers and writers who have instructor approval.



Online via ZOOM

(link will be sent the week of 1st class)


6 Thursdays

March 23, 30;  April 6, off, 20, 27;  May 4
10:30am to 1:30pm EST


Please Note: WWW reserves the right to reduce the class time
by 1/2 hour if enrollment is less than 5 students.


About the Instructor...

Alana Sanko is an award-winning creator, writer and producer. For over two decades she has written and developed for comedy, drama and animated series, as well as TV movie and network and cable pilots across multiple platforms.  Her Nickelodeon series, Just for Kicks, which she created and developed with Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, won her a WGA Award, and the animated MTV series Spy Groove, that she was Head Writer on, received an Annie Nomination. 


In addition to working on a number of writing staffs over the years, Alana has developed with Salma Hayek, Tea Leoni, Joanna Coles and Rachel Dratch and written and produced a number of original pilots, including the ABC comedy, See Jayne Run with Brillstein Entertainment. Additional writing credits include: the Disney Channel Original Movie Get a Clue, ABC’s Life’s Work, starring Lisa Ann Walter and the acclaimed CBS television series Murphy Brown, starring Candace Bergen, which was named on the WGA’s list of 101 Best TV Series. 


Alana has also written for numerous children’s series and was a Consulting Producer for Half Life, the limited series winner of the NYC women’s initiative screenwriting competition #GreenlightHer. She is currently a producer on an independent feature. While creating her own content, Alana also enjoys being an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Long Island University’s TV Writers Studio, Purchase College’s School of Film and Media Studies and a primary instructor for the Sundance Institute’s online platform, Sundance Collab. She is a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, BMI, SACD, New York Women in Film & Television and the Writers Guild of America. 

Advanced Screenwriting for Movies & TV with Alana Sanko – ONLINE

SKU: SC103s23-thurs
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