Rank #1: 302. Theme
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
Rank #2: 360. Writer Q&A
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
Rank #3: 356. Married to Screenwriting
Screenwriters Keith Giglio and Juliet Aires Giglio share their secrets about being a successful writing team and successful spouses.
Jul 04 2014
Rank #4: 610. Character Development
Pilar is joined by writer Melissa Cassera to discuss ways to create and show the emotional progression of on-screen characters.
May 17 2019
Rank #5: 348. Non-Stop Writing
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
Rank #6: 513. Character Arc
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
Rank #7: 315. Story Templates
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
Rank #8: 422. 10 Ways To Make L.A. Work For You
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
Rank #9: 594. Lazy Screenwriting
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
Rank #10: 577. The Idea
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
Rank #11: 440. 5 Things to Avoid When Pitching
Joey Tuccio, the head of Stage 32 Happy Writers Online Pitchfest, talks about do’s and don’ts for online pitching.
Feb 12 2016
Rank #12: 397. Lean In To Your Strengths
Manager/Producer Scott Carr talks about what he looks for in writers and in scripts.
Apr 17 2015
Rank #13: 291. Coming to LA
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
Rank #14: 658. The Myth of the Starving Artist
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
Rank #15: 341. Comedy Central
Gary Mann, Senior VP of Original Programming and Development, talks about the direction, tone, and taste of Comedy Central.
Mar 21 2014
Rank #16: 592. What Do Competitions Want?
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
Rank #17: 402. Character and World Rules
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
Rank #18: 396. Writing Treatments
Writer Eileen Jones discussed her work writing treatments for TV, film and commercials.
Apr 10 2015
Rank #19: 412. Cashing In With Corey
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
Rank #20: 581. Your Private Development Executive
Oct 26 2018