Classes

On the Page Current & Ongoing Classes:

Cracking Your Screenwriting Career – Recorded

A class for screenwriters and tv writers covering all things business.

Your instructors, Lee Jessup and Pilar Alessandra, will show you how to …

Brand yourself effectively

Prepare materials that will impress the industry

Attract representation

Pitch your script and yourself

Launch your screenwriting career

PART 1:  THE BUSINESS

The class starts with a dip into the business end of a screenwriter’s career, guided by screenwriting career coach LEE JESSUP. Capitalizing on years of industry experience, Lee outlines the current state of the ever-changing industry, then quickly dives into brand, representation, creating opportunities, gaining important industry knowledge and garnering meaningful attention for you and your work.

This session will not only inform you how to best position yourself for success, but also provide you with the critical information needed to effectively build your screenwriting career with focus and confidence.

PART 2:  THE PITCH

Expanding upon Lee's business and branding guidance, screenwriting teacher PILAR ALESSANDRA guides you through a pitch of your project and of yourself .

Her easy fill-in-the-blank template covers  the all-important PERSONAL PITCH, takes you through THE PLOT PITCH, helps you with THE AGENT/MANAGER PITCH and shows you how to sell your idea and obtain work ... all while making the process fun and easy.

Once you have paid for the class, an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions as to how to download the videos.

Price: $75.00

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FIVE CLASS PACKAGE — RECORDED

The next best thing to being there!

These one-hour classes were recorded, live, on five Saturdays summer of 2013.   They are taught by Pilar Alessandra and cover …

BREAKING STORY

SCENE WORK

CHARACTER

DIALOGUE

PAGE WORK

I'll be sending them to you at once, for you to view and learn from.

With each class, I'll also be sending you an additional e-mail with handouts that you should use to follow along.

NOTE:  Once you have paid for the class, an e-mail will be sent to you with instructions as to how to download the videos.  

Price: $150.00

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The First Draft

January 10 - February 14 (Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30)

Brainstorming the story you want to tell.  Outlining without writing a novel. Getting your story out of your head and on the page quickly, efficiently, and creatively. That's what we do in this class.

And, we do it in 6 weeks.

  • Week 1:  Break Story
  • Week 2:  Outline
  • Week 3:  Build Scenes
  • Week 4:  Craft Pages
  • Week 5:  Write Dialogue
  • Week 6:  Revise

In Person Class
On the Page Writers' Studio
12412 Ventura Blvd.  Suite #3
Studio City CA 91604

Price: $375.00

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The Rewrite

November 8 – December 20 (Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30)
(skipping Thanksgiving weekend, November 29)

In-person class
On the Page Studios
12412 Ventura Blvd.  #3
Studio City, CA 91604

You know your script has to be rewritten. You know it has to be original, active, polished and poignant before it goes into industry hands.

But, where do you start?

In this class, lectures, film examples and in-class writing tools show you what your script needs and helps you to fix it on the spot! You'll "script doctor" in class, hone pages, deepen your characters and breathe new life into dialogue.

At the end of the 6 weeks, you'll leave with a script that's restructured, reworked and ready for the industry.

week 1:  The Story/Structure Pass

week 2:  The Activity Pass

week 3:  The Character Pass

week 4:  The Tone/Format Pass

week 5:  The Dialogue Pass

week 6:  The Clean-Up

"The Rewrite" is open to feature film and TV writers.

A completed first draft is not required to take this class.  This is an advanced screenwriting class that will help you at any stage in your process.

Price: $350.00

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TV PILOT AND NEW SERIES WORKSHOP

Sunday, December 7 (10:00AM - 4:00PM)
(one hour break for lunch)

In-person class
On the Page Studio
12412 Ventura Blvd.  #3
Studio City, CA 91604

Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot  and make decisions about your new series in this intensive from Pilar Alessandra.

In this class you will:

Identify the tone and scope of your series.

Break story on your original pilot.

Make decisions about structure.

Define your characters and prospective relationships.

Explore episode and arc potential.

A completed first draft is not required to take this class.

Price: $150.00

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Writing Group (Invitation Only)

Price: $220.00

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