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ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.

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ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.

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312 Ratings
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Worth more than Fort Knox!

By Andrew Suing - May 28 2020
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I am writing this review because of my frustration! I can ONLY give this podcast five stars out of five. I wish that I could give it ten stars out of five because it’s sooo incredibly helpful and worthy!

Informative!

By Tessa Lauren - Jan 25 2020
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Love Pilar’s take on writing for the industry. She’s a very informative and real host.

iTunes Ratings

312 Ratings
Average Ratings
239
38
15
7
13

Worth more than Fort Knox!

By Andrew Suing - May 28 2020
Read more
I am writing this review because of my frustration! I can ONLY give this podcast five stars out of five. I wish that I could give it ten stars out of five because it’s sooo incredibly helpful and worthy!

Informative!

By Tessa Lauren - Jan 25 2020
Read more
Love Pilar’s take on writing for the industry. She’s a very informative and real host.
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On The Page

Latest release on May 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 302. Theme

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Ruth Atkinson, script consultant, story editor, and advisor to Sundance Institute/Film Independent, discusses the importance of theme and making your movie "about" something.

Jun 21 2013

45mins

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Rank #2: 360. Writer Q&A

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What are the biggest mistakes writers make? How do you tackle the rewrite? Procrastination? Agents vs. Managers? Corey Mandell and Pilar answer your questions!

Aug 02 2014

49mins

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Rank #3: 356. Married to Screenwriting

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Screenwriters Keith Giglio and Juliet Aires Giglio share their secrets about being a successful writing team and successful spouses.

Jul 04 2014

48mins

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Rank #4: 610. Character Development

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Pilar is joined by writer Melissa Cassera to discuss ways to create and show the emotional progression of on-screen characters.

May 17 2019

44mins

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Rank #5: 348. Non-Stop Writing

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Christopher Roach, writer of the Liam Neeson hit movie “Non-Stop,” talks about screenwriting, his roots in reality TV and writing for the WWE.

May 09 2014

41mins

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Rank #6: 513. Character Arc

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From inner wounds to onion chopping, Pilar and author Michael Hauge hash out the complex character arc of the on-screen protagonist.

Jul 07 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #7: 315. Story Templates

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Pilar goes through the structure of 8 different story-telling templates from "Origin Stories" to "Puzzle Movies."  NOTE:  The "echoes" of the new  studio affect the sound quality of this episode.  Apologies in advance. 

Sep 21 2013

31mins

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Rank #8: 422. 10 Ways To Make L.A. Work For You

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Writer Alexandra Denye came for a visit and never stopped moving. Here are 10 things she did to make progress on her writing and further her career.

Oct 09 2015

48mins

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Rank #9: 594. Lazy Screenwriting

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Stop working so hard!  In a quick tutorial, Pilar guides you through some lazy ways to brainstorm, outline and write your screenplay.

Jan 25 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: 577. The Idea

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In anticipation of his new book, writer Erik Bork discusses the seven elements of a viable story for screen, stage or fiction. 

Sep 28 2018

40mins

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Rank #11: 440. 5 Things to Avoid When Pitching

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Joey Tuccio, the head of Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitchfest, talks about do’s and don’ts for online pitching.

Feb 12 2016

46mins

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Rank #12: 397. Lean In To Your Strengths

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Manager/Producer Scott Carr talks about what he looks for in writers and in scripts. 

Apr 17 2015

52mins

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Rank #13: 291. Coming to LA

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Ryan Budds, aspiring writing and future On the Page podcast producer, talks about his first six months out in Los Angeles and opportunities found by just saying "yes."

Apr 06 2013

58mins

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Rank #14: 658. The Myth of the Starving Artist

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Personal finance consultant Lisa Gould leads a creative conversation about ways that writers can save, manage and spend their hard-earned money.

Apr 03 2020

58mins

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Rank #15: 341. Comedy Central

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Gary Mann, Senior VP of Original Programming and Development, talks about the direction, tone, and taste of Comedy Central.

Mar 21 2014

41mins

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Rank #16: 592. What Do Competitions Want?

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Kristin Overn, Executive Director of the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, talks about the world of writing competitions and provides insight into the ways judges read and evaluate scripts.

Jan 11 2019

40mins

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Rank #17: 402. Character and World Rules

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On Mother's Day Pilar sits down with two story experts (her daughters Sara and Rita) to discuss the world and character rules of their favorite movies, shows and books.

May 22 2015

43mins

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Rank #18: 396. Writing Treatments

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Writer Eileen Jones discussed her work writing treatments for TV, film and commercials.

Apr 10 2015

45mins

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Rank #19: 412. Cashing In With Corey

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Writer Corey Mandell returns to the podcast to talk to Pilar and Aadip about “cashing in on the second golden age of television."

Aug 01 2015

46mins

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Rank #20: 581. Your Private Development Executive

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Literary manager Jeff Portnoy talks about his role giving notes to writers, setting them up with agents, getting them ready for staffing and even producing movies.

Oct 26 2018

57mins

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