Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer, and a graduate of the UCLA M.F.A. screenwriting program. Albaugh has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation.
His students have sold features to all the major studios and have had multiple features produced including the recent film ALL EYEZ ON ME and the Christian Bale film THE MACHINIST. Their work in TV includes, but is not limited to, BLACKISH, INSECURE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, HAWAII FIVE-O, WYNNONA EARP, IZOMBIE, THE MAGICIANS and many others.
In addition to his writing and teaching, Tim consults and speaks at film festivals throughout the world.
Tim lives in LA with his wife Amber and their three rescue cats (Bellini, Mowgli & Peep). He also lives with the knowledge that any day his wife may bring home more rescue cats, dogs or mini-ponies. Tim also has two teen girls, of whom he is immensely proud.
Tim runs ongoing daytime and nighttime private classes in 10 week increments. Classes are held online and size is limited to 8 to ensure that all writers receive the personalized attention they deserve. Prior to classes starting, Tim holds a private 1:1 meeting with each student (either in person or via Skype) to review your goals, what your focus will be and what you hope to achieve. Students may choose to start something new or work on a rewrite. Features or TV. Each week Tim leads the class through a three hour interactive discussion about each writer's new pages. Classes are collaborative and are meant to encourage long term relationships between writers. Tim provides written and verbal feedback throughout the course, which culminates in a final script read with notes and a one on one call to discuss not only the notes, but also next steps in the writers' pursuit of their goals. Please note that all scripts are read directly by Tim and all notes are provided directly by Tim.
Tim offers private consulting packages from a one time script read with full notes to ongoing year-long packages. Most writers work well with a 10 session package, which includes a one hour call per week (or as determined), one hour of Tim reading new pages prior to each week's meeting. Prior to each 10 week package, Tim meets with each writer to review goals, focus and what you hope to achieve. Please note that all reading is done directly by Tim and all notes are from Tim.
Tim also work to facilitate larger workshops. If you are hosting a screenwriting event and need an intensive on any of our core topics, including pitching, please reach out to see if we are available.