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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

279 Ratings
Average Ratings
211
35
14
7
12

Trilled

By Abicakes2540 - Jul 13 2019
Read more
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

Updated 10 days ago

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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: 622. Writing for Young Audiences

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David Skelly (The Muppets, Splash and Bubbles, Word Party) and Jennifer Skelly (My Little Pony, The Lion Guards, Motown Magic) return to the podcast to talk about writing and creating TV for pre-school and elementary age audiences. 

Aug 09 2019
51 mins
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Rank #2: 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
45 mins
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Rank #3: 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
49 mins
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Rank #4: 460. Plan For Success

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Entertainment attorney Richard DeLossa discusses copyright protection, script releases, writing partnerships and more.

Jul 01 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #5: 621. I Will

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Maura Chanz, Michelle Flowers and Clarissa Kern have turned their jobs assisting show-runners and producers into major stepping stones to a writing and producing career.

Aug 02 2019
48 mins
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Rank #6: 527. Screenplay Development from the Inside Out

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So you’ve got a script. What happens next?  Producer Rona Edwards fills us in.  A must-listen for those who want to understand the true business side of showbiz.  Also check out the third edition of her book, “I Liked It, I Didn’t Love It:  Screenplay Development from the Inside Out."

Oct 13 2017
1 hour 1 min
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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
31 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 1 min
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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
23 mins
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Rank #10: 383. Anatomy of a TV Show

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Tawnya Bhattacharya, writer/co-producer on NBC’s "The Night Shift” and instructor at “Script Anatomy,” talks about the elements of a good pilot and tv spec.

Jan 10 2015
49 mins
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Rank #11: 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
43 mins
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Rank #12: 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
47 mins
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Rank #13: 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
46 mins
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Rank #14: 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
58 mins
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Rank #15: 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
40 mins
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Rank #16: 350. Shakespeare for Screenwriters

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Hamlet for psychological depth, Macbeth for obsession, Lear for family drama. Jennie Evenson, author of "Shakespeare for Screenwriters," shows us how these characters help us create modern stories with timeless themes.

May 24 2014
35 mins
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Rank #17: 451. Making Connections When You Have Zero Connections

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Writer and marketing consultant Melissa Cassera talks about
7 ways you can create your “little black book” of helpful industry
connections.

Apr 29 2016
59 mins
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Rank #18: 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
40 mins
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Rank #19: 551. Talk Talk Bam!

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Writer Jim Rash (The Descendants, The Way Way Back) talks about his co-writing process, his take on character and dialogue and how winning an Oscar doesn’t mean you don’t get writer's block.

Mar 30 2018
45 mins
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Rank #20: 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
44 mins
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