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The Watch Club (Fall Edition)

with Alana Sanko


Enjoy streaming episodic series? Interested in exploring the mechanics of what makes a show truly spectacular or utterly disappointing? This is our take on your standard book club, but a tad more... dramatic. Join us for our Fall Watch Club, where we will meet once a month throughout the season for a story analysis discussion of three television series with an emphasis on the pilot episodes. We will take a structural deep dive into the episodes (and how they set up the series), analyze the scripts and discuss season one arcs. Note: we will be recording the sessions to view later if there is one you can't attend.


The 3 (recently Emmy nominated) series are:

  • The Bear (Hulu) - September 28 from 7:00-8:30pm EST
  • Beef (Netflix) - October 26 from 7:00-8:30pm EST
  • Bad Sisters (Apple TV+) - November 9 from 7:00-8:30pm EST


Price: $75 (for the trio) or FREE to Dramatic Lab students taking a fall course


Ideal for: Writers interested in craft. Writers working on serialized pilots in these genres and formats. Anyone who loves these shows. Anyone looking for an excuse to watch and discuss these shows.


Questions? Email



ONLINE via Zoom

(link to be sent 48 hours before to those registered)

3 Thursdays

September 28, October 26, November 9

7:00-8:30pm  EST



For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email



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. Additional writing credits include the ABC comedy pilot, See Jayne Run, the Disney Channel Original Movie Get a Clue, and the acclaimed CBS television series Murphy Brown, 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 and has taught 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 the Sundance Institute’s online platform, Sundance Co//ab.


The Watch Club (Fall Edition) – ONLINE

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