300 episodes

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

On The Page Pilar Alessandra

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5, 315 Ratings

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

    676. Work It!

    676. Work It!

    Screenwriter Alison Peck, writer of Ugly Dolls and You Can’t Keep a Good Girl Down (in development) talks about her approach to writing story and dance in the new Netflix movie Work It.

    • 38 min
    675. Solving Mysteries with Christine Lenig

    675. Solving Mysteries with Christine Lenig

    Fugitives, murders, UFOs and lost loves! Christine Lenig, Senior Vice President of Cosgrove/Meurer Production, talks about the storytelling that goes into the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.

    • 39 min
    Pilar Alessandra, On The Page, On The Page Podcast, On The Page Screenwriting, On The Page TV Writing, Screenwriting, TV Writing, Janine Sherman Barrois

    Pilar Alessandra, On The Page, On The Page Podcast, On The Page Screenwriting, On The Page TV Writing, Screenwriting, TV Writing, Janine Sherman Barrois

    TV showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, Self Made, Criminal Minds, ER) talks about what she looks for in writers' participation and pages, how she breaks story in the writers’ room and why a writing career is like getting to eat chocolate chip cookies all day.

    • 46 min
    673. "I Just Wanted to Write Everything”

    673. "I Just Wanted to Write Everything”

    Writer Aydrea Walden discusses her recent job as a development executive at DreamWorks TV and her new gig writing for a Disney Jr. show. She also gives some valuable tips about networking and insight into the writers' room.

    • 45 min
    672. No Wimping. No Crying.

    672. No Wimping. No Crying.

    Writing/Directing brothers Tony Dean Smith and Ryan W. Smith talk about their journey from making movies in their living room to independent filmmaking and the release of their feature film “Volition."

    • 46 min
    671. A Community of Creatives

    671. A Community of Creatives

    Ten writers from across the country and around the world get together on Zoom to ask questions about the craft of screenwriting. Special thanks to guests Christina Nicole, Danielle Pinnock, Deanna Brauer, Glenn Lawrence, Kennet Bennervall, Lateefah Holder, Mario Kersey, Marky Hinojosa, Mykal Kilgore, Seamus Heffernan and Tony Gapastione.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

Tosh913 ,

Fabulous podcast full of insight!

What can I say. Pillar has amazing guests, asks insightful questions about them and their craft that we all want to know. She brings her thirst for writing and learning to each interview and gets to the core of what her guests are about. Absolutely one of the best podcasts on writing for television and the big screen... which as we speak doesn’t exist. But we can hope that one day we’ll see features in a large dark enclosed room with 500 other strangers and watch in glean the writing of amazing screenwriters and directors!!

Andrew Suing ,

Worth more than Fort Knox!

I am writing this review because of my frustration! I can ONLY give this podcast five stars out of five. I wish that I could give it ten stars out of five because it’s sooo incredibly helpful and worthy!

JuanitaJenkins ,

Watch How Stealing is Discussed

If it is okay for artists to be inspired by and use ideas from others, it has to be okay to recognize when your idea has been used. Constant attempts to say there's no way that's hapened fells disingenuous to me. I've written about a very personal experience and then seen that same experience played out in stories I had never heard of, that came out before my time. But there's a limit. You may not have legal recorse, but we should encourage artists to tell the truth about where there inspiration came from.

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