On The Page: Screenwriting

On The Page: Screenwriting

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

Episodes

483.  Making It Big In Shorts  

Filmmaker Kim Adelman shares tips on short film writing and low-budget filmmaking from her book, “Making It Big In Shorts,” now in its third edition.

482. The Deadly Sins of Actors … and Writers!  
Actor Kevin E. West gives an actor’s perspective on the script and discusses how the 7 Deadly Sins get in the way of artists’ success.

 

481. Most Improved  

Nadia Madden, Pilar's "most improved" writer of 2016, talks about navigating the Austin Film Festival, the benefit of notes and classes and how much she secretly hates pumpkin pie. 

480. Storytelling with Mark and Niall  

English writer/director Mark Heywood and Irish writer/director and Tribeca shorts programmer Niall McKay talk about the different story telling approaches here and abroad.

479. Funny Or Die  

Can we still have a good laugh after this election? Kelly Hudson and Jocelyn Richard of “Funny or Die” are here to help.

478.  Hit the Floor Running  

Writers Judalina Neira and Sarah Fahey talk about the different roads that led them from college in Boston to writing for shows like “Hit the Floor” and “The Flash.”

477. The Industry-Ready Checklist  

Pilar goes it alone this week to help you polish up your script before giving it to an important reader. E-mail her at inquire@onthepage.tv to get the list!

476. Script to Comic to Script  

Comic book writer Eric Freitas (Judge Dredd, Regular Show, Godzilla), reveals how he uses movie structure to write his comic books, then uses the scripts he’s created to write feature films.

475. Getting Creative  

Sometimes a creator’s got to create in order to create more. Filmmaker Noel Orput and web series producer Sarah Hawkins explain how they made it happen for themselves.

475. The Magical Number Three  

Academy award-nominated animation supervisor David Schaub shares the analysis of three-act structure he used when creating his structure app, “The Three Act Compass.”

473. The AFM  

Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the American Film Market, discusses the power of the pitch at the world’s largest motion picture business event.

472. Fan Club  

Audience Development Strategist Lara Hoefs discusses the ways that creators and storytellers can learn from their fanbase.

471. Glenn Williamson  

Producer Glenn Williamson brings stories from his early years working for Tim Burton on Edward Scissorhands to producing critically hailed and compelling titles like 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'Sunshine Cleaning', and 'The Omen' (2006).

470. Log Line Contest 2016  

Matt Belknap (podcast king and former reader for Imagine Entertainment) joins Pilar to evaluate listener log lines and pick a winner!

469.  Moving the Needle  

Tom Nunan discusses his tremendous career from being an executive at ABC, Fox, NBC and UPN to founding Bull’s Eye Entertainment which produced the Academy Award winning movie "Crash.”

468. The Return of Marc Haimes  

Marc Haimes, writer of "Kubo And The Two Strings," discusses his up and coming projects: the adaptation of the subversive graphic novel “Nimona," and a drama based on the Waco Texas tragedy, produced by Mark Boal.

467. Reality Rocks  

Producer and TV host Damona Hoffman talks about the creativity and storytelling that goes into developing and writing reality shows.

466. How To Write Like A 10th Grader  

Larry Friedman, the high school teacher you wish you had, walks us through the inspiring prompts and exercises he gives in his writing classes. Guaranteed to unstick any writer ... no matter what the age.

465. Trans Characters on Screen  

Writer Sonya Ellis talks about the negative tropes and positive approaches to writing trans characters in film and TV.

464. Scoring Story  

Composer and writer Heather Schmidt talks about the ways she captures the emotion, tone, pace and story beats of the films, TV shows, and video games she scores.

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