ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
741. Creating Friday the 13th
Sean S. Cunningham, director and producer of the original Friday the 13th movie, talks about the film's humble beginnings, Jason’s evolvement as an “anti-hero” and the need for great story above all.
740. A Sense of Dread
What makes us afraid and how do we write that on the page? Writer Neal Marshall Stevens provides answers as he gives a preview of his book, A Sense of Dread: Getting Under the Skin of Horror Writing.
739. Writing for The Conners
Shelley Dennis grew up loving the TV show Roseanne and now she has a staff writing position on The Conners! Hear how hard work, attention to story and a little mindfulness paid off.
738. Executive Chair to Writers’ Room
Veteran producer and creative executive Kelly Edwards worked with every major studio in Hollywood and is now pursuing her dream of being a television writer on the Fox Drama Our Kind of People. Here she talks openly about her career pivot and also offers nuggets from her new book The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide To TV Series Development.
737. Riding the Rollercoaster
Writer Jo Rochelle was just about to call it quits when her writing career caught fire. Hear how she got the attention of a manager, became staffed on her favorite show Good Trouble, and filmed her own independent movie - all while continuing to “ride the rollercoaster."
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!
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.