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


  • 247. Writing for Conan

    247. Writing for Conan

    01/06/2012 Duración: 56min

    Conan writers Dan Cronin and Ted Levin talk comedy, submission packets and the "joke delivery system."

  • 246. Hollywood Logic

    246. Hollywood Logic

    25/05/2012 Duración: 49min

    Doug Chamberlain, writer of Toy Story 2, reveals what he's learned about writing and the business.

  • 245. Script Writing, Novel Writing and the YA Market

    245. Script Writing, Novel Writing and the YA Market

    19/05/2012 Duración: 50min

    Nina Berry and Jen Klein talk about how writing scripts has made them better YA novelists.

  • 244. Mom as Protagonist

    244. Mom as Protagonist

    13/05/2012 Duración: 56min

    Mom as movie protagonist? Pilar, Pat and filmmaker Leila Charles Leigh discuss!

  • 243. Smart Writing For Clever Kids

    243. Smart Writing For Clever Kids

    06/05/2012 Duración: 47min

    Jack Thomas, writer of "The Fairly Odd Parents," "The Replacements," and the tv show "How to Train Your Dragon," talks about his writing career. Special cameo by Rita Dodson.

  • 242. Writing Great Scene Direction

    242. Writing Great Scene Direction

    28/04/2012 Duración: 53min

    Pilar, Pat and guest Alex Cramer explore and analyze well-written character descriptions and action lines. New contest announcement as well!

  • 241. The Power of Film

    241. The Power of Film

    21/04/2012 Duración: 01h03min

    UCLA Screenwriting Professor Howard Suber discusses key ponts from his books The Power of Film and Letters to Young Screenwriters.

  • 240. Writing Through It

    240. Writing Through It

    13/04/2012 Duración: 42min

    Irving Belateche, professional screenwriter and author of Under An Orange Sun, Some Days Are Blue, talks about how a tragic moment changed his perception about life and screenwriting. 

  • 239. Writing For the Faith-based Market

    239. Writing For the Faith-based Market

    06/04/2012 Duración: 53min

    No preaching on this podcast!  Filmmakers Alan Tregoning and Jason Vaile talk about writing for the Christian market and their personal success with "speed filmmaking."

  • 238. Out-of-the-Box Funding

    238. Out-of-the-Box Funding

    30/03/2012 Duración: 50min

    Independent filmmakers J.T. Arbogast and Kimberly Dilts talk about their creative approach to storytelling and fundraising.

  • 237. Ten Ways to Get an Agent

    237. Ten Ways to Get an Agent

    23/03/2012 Duración: 47min

    TV executive / career coach Carole Kirschner explains it all to you.

  • 236. TV Trends 2012

    236. TV Trends 2012

    17/03/2012 Duración: 44min

    Writer/journalist Michael Grebb discusses the current tastes and trends of the cable and broadcast networks.

  • 235. Storytelling in Tel Aviv

    235. Storytelling in Tel Aviv

    10/03/2012 Duración: 47min

    Julie Gray discusses her plan to unite women in the Middle East through writing and filmmaking.

  • 234. Making a Scene

    234. Making a Scene

    03/03/2012 Duración: 44min

    Find out how Pilar got a black eye, Nick got locked in a trunk and Pat spilled his milkshake.

  • 233. Beyond Project Greenlight

    233. Beyond Project Greenlight

    25/02/2012 Duración: 47min

    Director Efram Potelle discusses his approach to writing, directing and the film industry.

  • 232. Oscar Talk 2012

    232. Oscar Talk 2012

    17/02/2012 Duración: 01h03min

    Pilar and Laurence join Pope's Picks team Brian Pope and Michael Musa in discussing and analyzing the best screenplay and best adapted screenplay Oscar nominees.

  • 231. Rom-Com Structure

    231. Rom-Com Structure

    10/02/2012 Duración: 55min

    Pilar offers eight different romantic comedy structures as guest David Kessler lends his dating wisdom.

  • 230. Acting Wisdom for Writers

    230. Acting Wisdom for Writers

    04/02/2012 Duración: 54min

    Actor Kevin E. West's (CASTLE, JUSTIFIED, LOST, 24) approach to the page reveals great character and story tips for writers.

  • 229. The Editors POV

    229. The Editors' POV

    27/01/2012 Duración: 56min

    POV of movie storytelling from Crispin Struthers (editorial dept. for THE FIGHTER, ROCK N' ROLLA and more) and Charles Kaplan (editorial department for HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, THE ROCKER, and more).

  • 228. Four TV Movies!

    228. Four TV Movies!

    21/01/2012 Duración: 40min

    Jen Notas, writer, OTP client and former babysitter, talks about writing for Hallmark. Joe Gold and Tammy Caplan update us on their indie film.

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