ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
777. The Storytelling of D&D
Pilar’s oldest child Ezra Dodson walks us through the structure and character rules of Dungeons and Dragons, emphasizing the ways in which it can work as a writing and brainstorming tool for non-D&D storytelling.
776. Good Luck and Hard Work
After years of assisting and learning on the job, Naomi Brodkin is a working writer with an episode of Little America coming out soon. She discusses what she’s learned from being on set and in the writers’ room and how her hard work led to the good luck of being involved in the Academy Award winning movie Coda.
775. Writing with Pride
Writer Jared Pascoe shares the personal experiences and desire for story that led to his co-founding the Pre-Rainbow Pages aimed at bringing visibility to non-writers guild LGBTQIA+ writers.
774. Phil Rosenthal
Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Somebody Feed Phil and the new podcast Naked Lunch, talks about the ways that specificity contributes to great storytelling.
Writer Gigi Rios New discusses writing for The Garcias on HBO Max and for the need for Latin-driven content in TV and film.
772. The Trajectory of Chris Derrick
Writer / director Chris Derrick discusses writing for Star Trek: Picard and how it’s taught him to write to the emotional arc first and bring the cool stuff in later.
Fantastic and Illuminating Interview
Love the interview with Barbara Ward Thall. Super interesting project and humorously illuminating dialogue on ageism.
Pilar delivers interesting, inspiring content every week. Must listen for writers of all kinds!
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!!