ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
736. Dynamic Danielle
Actor/writer Danielle Pinnock had a crazy year full of ups and downs but she kept writing, found inspiration in her underwear drawer and set up her animated series Unmentionables with Taraji P. Henson!
735. Allergic to Mediocrity
Michael-Leon Wooley’s search for depth in his singing and performing has informed his writing as well, leading to major attention on his very first feature-film script! Hear how he did it and why “fine is not enough."
734. Turning 20
Pilar Alessandra’s teaching and consulting business On the Page celebrates a 20 year anniversary! Alex Troxler interviews Pilar about her program, its humble beginnings and the way her teachings and the industry have changed.
733. Change is Inevitable
Richie Siegel and Marissa Torelli-Pedevska, co-founders of the Inevitable Foundation, talk about the need to hire and produce the work of disabled screenwriters.
732. The Given Circumstances of Story
Writer Matt Foss talks about how he went from being “terrible and earnest” to "consciously competent” as an award winning playwright and how he uses “given circumstances” to ground his stories and adaptations.
731. The Writers Lab
Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, co-founders of The Writers Lab, talk about their efforts to highlight the voices of women over 40 on the screen and on the page.
This is my favourite screenwriting podcast. For an Aussie mum who just started writing 2 years ago while on maternity leave, I can't stress enough how helpful I've found this podcast. I feel as though Pilar is talking directly to me, encouraging me to keep going. A weekly pick-me-up to catapult me into "a good writing week". Cheers.
On the Page Rocks!
I really love this podcast. Every week Pilar and a loyal sidekick (she has a few) spend 40 minutes chatting about screenplay. They deal with everything about screen writing from themes, story and structure to format and tone - but they very often cover aspects of production with a guest from the industry. It is light, sweet and interesting - and often very funny. I enjoy this more than 'the Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith'!!
Can’t believe this podcast is still going
Years ago this podcast had a fun little competition where they called for scripts. Laid down specific criteria, how many characters, how many settings and so forth. True to industry form, none of the scripts chosen met any of the criteria, “Because they were just great scripts.” The podcast for those who prefer to take advice from people who don’t take their own advice.