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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
    • 4.6 • 365 Ratings

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

    886. Finding the Cues

    886. Finding the Cues

    Director Dans Karagannis and Writer Liz Renner discuss their journey meeting in an On the Page class and joining together to make their short film Damned If You Do, currently screening in major festivals. 

    • 48 min
    885. Middle East Meets West

    885. Middle East Meets West

    Writer Suha AL Khalifa is a senior writer at the Saudi Giant MBC Studios (Rashash, Devil’s Promise) and also wrote the region's first female super-hero film. She talks about how her experience as a psychotherapist and as a "cultural hybrid" (Bahrain, UK, and US) has informed her writing and storytelling.

    • 37 min
    884. Interactive Storytelling

    884. Interactive Storytelling

    Joe Gold’s “Shakespeare Inc.” offers sixteen variations of a story. Hear how he wrote it, how “choose your own adventure” storytelling is structured and how this approach can work for video-game and screenwriting.

    • 46 min
    883. Curating a Film Career

    883. Curating a Film Career

    Emily Harris is not only an award-winning writer-director (Carmilla), she also has an amazing “day job” as the Curator of Film at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  

    • 45 min
    882. "Why Not Take a Big Swing?”

    882. "Why Not Take a Big Swing?”

    When writer-director GG Hawkins had access to a unique location for a limited amount of time, she “planted a flag and figured out a way to do it,”  writing, producing and directing an indi-feature called I Really Love My Husband.

    • 39 min
    881. Film in the Age of Consent

    881. Film in the Age of Consent

    Filmmaker/ professor Michele Meek shares her thoughts about changing sexuality in teen films, how rom-coms often rely on a non-consent premise and about her wish that writers put their sex scenes on the page.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 Ratings

ihateyouihateyou ,

Great content even for a non-writer!

I’m an actor and producer. Not a writer. But I love this podcast. The perspective it gives me for the scripts I’m working on is invaluable. I love hearing how the sausage gets made so to speak, and Pilar’s expertise gives me a leg up when I’m evaluating and/or breaking down a script! Thank you for all you do and keep those brilliant writers coming! We need you to do our work! Teamwork makes the Dream Work!

HollywoodRML ,

Good stuff

Wide ranging topics focused on screenwriting from a variety of experienced proven guests.

VermontErin ,

Fantastic and Illuminating Interview

Love the interview with Barbara Ward Thall. Super interesting project and humorously illuminating dialogue on ageism.

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