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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.


  • 714. Oscar Podcast 2021

    714. Oscar Podcast 2021

    16/04/2021 Duración: 01h27min

    Pilar and her friends Brian Pope, Mike Musa and Alex Troxler get together for their annual discussion about the best screenplay and best adapted screenplay Oscar nominees.

  • 713. PA to Producer

    713. PA to Producer

    09/04/2021 Duración: 50min

    Writer Michelle Denise Jackson talks about what she’s learned as she advanced from Writer’s PA on Grey’s Anatomy, to Writers Assistant on Mrs. America, to Staff Writer on two Netflix series and now as Co-Producer on Queen Sugar! 

  • 712. Visual Aids

    712. Visual Aids

    02/04/2021 Duración: 46min

    Writer/Producer Evette Vargas discusses the content and applications needed to create successful pitch decks and sizzle reels.

  • 711. Notes!

    711. Notes!

    26/03/2021 Duración: 35min

    Pilar Alessandra talks about ways to give and get script notes at the submission stage, the development stage and the production stage.

  • 710. Screenwriter to Novelist

    710. Screenwriter to Novelist

    19/03/2021 Duración: 41min

    Rebecca Phelps talks about her approach to writing the Watty Award-winning novel Down World and its similarities, in process, to writing a screenplay.

  • 709. Jessica Goldberg

    709. Jessica Goldberg

    12/03/2021 Duración: 40min

    Screenwriter and executive producer Jessica Goldberg talks about Cherry, the feature film she co-wrote starring Tom Holland, as well as her experiences creating the Hulu series The Path and acting as showrunner for the Netflix series Away.

  • 708. Writing Military Scripts

    708. Writing Military Scripts

    05/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    Tom McCafferty, Vice Chairman of Veterans in Media and Entertainment, talks about the creative possibilities and unique challenges of writing movie and TV shows that focus on military events and characters. 

  • 707. Writer’s Room CPA

    707. Writer’s Room CPA

    26/02/2021 Duración: 39min

    When should you incorporate? How can you take a home office deduction? How can you get financially organized? Entertainment accountant Trina Rozen explains it all to you.

  • 706. Before, During and After

    706. Before, During and After

    19/02/2021 Duración: 44min

    Actor/Writer Finnerty Steeves discusses the courage and "1001 favors" it took to write, produce and star in her independent film, Before/During/After being released by Gravitas Pictures.

  • 705. Honoring the Game Universe

    705. Honoring the Game Universe

    12/02/2021 Duración: 52min

    Andrew Robinson, senior writer for  Blizzard Entertainment talks about how he helps craft narrative and world-building for World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch with animated cinematics, short stories, comics and songs. 

  • 704. Constant Collaboration

    704. Constant Collaboration

    05/02/2021 Duración: 45min

    Johanna Stein, show-runner of Madagascar A Little Wild, breaks down the animation process from story board to “lip flap."

  • 703. Crosby Selander and the Seven Figure Deal

    703. Crosby Selander and the Seven Figure Deal

    29/01/2021 Duración: 43min

    After years of hard work and hustle, writer Crosby Selander defied the odds and sold his script in a major bidding war to Legendary Pictures. Hear how he did it and cleared that “final hurdle!"

  • 702. Writing Telenovela

    702. Writing Telenovela

    22/01/2021 Duración: 54min

    Award-winning Brazilian writer Rosane Svartman talks about the story work that goes into writing 155 episodes of one season of a prime-time telenovela.

  • 701. What Does The Character Think of Himself?

    701. What Does The Character Think of Himself?

    15/01/2021 Duración: 41min

    Hunter Doohan discusses what he’s learned as an actor and as a writer from portraying the role of Adam opposite Bryan Cranston on the Showtime series Your Honor.

  • 700. Script Guy for Coverfly

    700. Script Guy for Coverfly

    08/01/2021 Duración: 42min

    Mitch Lusas, Head of Product for Coverfly, talks about his company’s approach to finding talent and helping writers.   

  • 699. Double the Talent

    699. Double the Talent

    01/01/2021 Duración: 44min

    JaNeika and JaSheika James, co-executive producers of Gossip Girl, talk about the life and career experiences that went into their inspiring memoir, Living Double.

  • 698. Logline Contest 2020: Part 2

    698. Logline Contest 2020: Part 2

    28/12/2020 Duración: 55min

    Pilar reads and gives feedback on the loglines that didn’t make the consider or recommend list for the 2020 Logline Contest.

  • 697. Logline Contest 2020

    697. Logline Contest 2020

    25/12/2020 Duración: 01h45min

    Pilar and Aadip evaluate loglines sent in by listeners. Who will get a consider, recommend or pass? 

  • 696. 2020 Writing Trends in Review

    696. 2020 Writing Trends in Review

    18/12/2020 Duración: 51min

    Career coach Lee Jessup returns to discuss the writing trends popular in 2020 and shares what’s ahead for the new year.

  • 695. Filming it While Living It

    695. Filming it While Living It

    11/12/2020 Duración: 42min

    With a little help from Michael Bay, Adam Mason and Simon Boyes wrote and produced a movie about the pandemic during the pandemic. Hear how both the story and the production of their movie, Songbird, adapted to the real-life events happening around them.

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