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On The Page

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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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By Abicakes2540 - Jul 13 2019
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I’m new to LA and screenwriting. I just recently discovered On The Page podcast... I’m gobbling up the episodes and plan to take some of these classes. This is a terrific resource. Thanks so much!

A pillar of the film community

By moon002 - Apr 17 2019
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Pilar is a charming knowledgeable smart screenwriting coach and interlocutor, who invites smart creative insightful professional writers and hyphenates onto her show, to elucidate the nitty gritty and macro levels of scriptwriting. Did I use too many adjectives jsut now?

iTunes Ratings

292 Ratings
Average Ratings
222
37
14
7
12

Trilled

By Abicakes2540 - Jul 13 2019
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I’m new to LA and screenwriting. I just recently discovered On The Page podcast... I’m gobbling up the episodes and plan to take some of these classes. This is a terrific resource. Thanks so much!

A pillar of the film community

By moon002 - Apr 17 2019
Read more
Pilar is a charming knowledgeable smart screenwriting coach and interlocutor, who invites smart creative insightful professional writers and hyphenates onto her show, to elucidate the nitty gritty and macro levels of scriptwriting. Did I use too many adjectives jsut now?
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On The Page

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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.

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: 376. Sex, Death And Other TV Tips From Carole Kirschner

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Carole Kirschner, director of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, lists the components of a strong pilot and reveals the best TV shows to spec.

Nov 21 2014

47mins

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Rank #3: 631. The Tenacious Writer

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Writer Anne Kruse shares five concepts that build writer perseverance.

Oct 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: 388. Layered Storytelling

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Writer/Director Paul Linsley walks us through four “layers” of storytelling:  Letter, allegory, moral and anagoge.

Feb 13 2015

49mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 561. Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

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Writer, teacher and author Neil Landau gives tips for writing in the current market and discusses his new book TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era.

Jun 09 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: 372. A Great Spec And A Dash of Confidence

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Writer/director Tracie Laymon has a hot spec and new representation. Fortunately, her experience in the independent world has prepared her well.

Oct 24 2014

44mins

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Rank #8: 490. Breaking In

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Career coach Lee Jessup returns to talk about the interviews she conducted for her new book “Breaking In: Tales From The Screenwriting Trenches.”

Jan 27 2017

40mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 339. Breaking Into The Business

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Corey Mandell returns to talk about the best way to get work and keep working as a Hollywood screenwriter. www.coreymandell.net

Mar 07 2014

43mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #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: 562. The Basement Club

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These six female writer/directors aren’t afraid to “go into the basement” when it comes to genre.  Emily Dell, Etta Devine, Sarah Ivy, Barbara Stepansky, Hannah MacPherson and April Wright talk about the tools and team building needed to be a working director. 

Jun 15 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: 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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