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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 • 366 Ratings

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

    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
    880. Story to Script

    880. Story to Script

    From "safety nets” to “act three payoffs," Pilar goes solo to talk about what she’s learning while working with writers Story to Script.

    • 28 min
    879. Not Another Deaf Story

    879. Not Another Deaf Story

    Writer/director Hilari Scarl discusses her latest multi-media work, Not Another Deaf Story, written and performed with deaf actors on stage and on screen.

    • 38 min
    878. Making It

    878. Making It

    Writers Chris Lawing and Alex Grossman have independently made the movies they’ve written and prepare to makes more! Here they talk about how they’ve pulled it off and what they’ve learned along the way.

    • 57 min
    877. Scene Direction Contest 2024

    877. Scene Direction Contest 2024

    Actor Joel Stoffer (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Stranger Things) stage-reads scene direction submissions from listeners as they showcase their writing skills! Who will win?

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
366 Ratings

366 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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