On The Page Writing Classes

On The Page Writing Classes - Script Writing

On the Page Writing Classes – Current & Ongoing

Whether you are looking for classes on screenwriting, TV writing, pitching or rewrite, On the Page has a class for you. Instructor Pilar Alessandra has a learn-by-doing philosophy so you’ll be brainstorming and writing in every class. Get ready to have fun, work hard and get your movie or tv idea out of your head and onto the page. 

Rewrite Techniques: Weekend Class

Saturday, November 14 &  Sunday, November 15 (10:00AM - 4:00 PM)

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


You know your film or TV 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 in-person 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 weekend, you'll leave with a script that's restructured, reworked and ready for the industry.


Instructor:  Pilar Alessandra


Rewrite 1:      The Story / Concept Pass

Writers often fail to exploit their own good ideas.  We’ll do a “concept” pass by making sure premise is weaved into every beat. A beat-sheet rewrite will also be provided to help you think differently about your story in terms of activity, complication and structure.

Rewrite 2:      The Activity Pass

Your script might be perfectly structured …but also perfectly boring. Here we reach into genre, character flaw, internal and external obstacles to create new and original activity.

Rewrite 3:      The Character Pass

Every character has his or her own flaws and skills. That character also has an individual story to tell. We use that story to discover the character agenda and strategy for every scene.


Rewrite 4:      The Dialogue Pass

In this class we apply character agenda and strategy to our dialogue-driven scenes, enlivening  them in the process. Editing tools and techniques help you find clever lines and memorable moments of on-screen patter.

Rewrite 5:      The Tone / Format Pass

And now we dig into the words. Word choice, line spacing, powerful scene direction and well-crafted pages create the desired tone and mood for your script. Set the right mood and you’ll get the reader response you’ve hoped for.

Rewrite 6:      The Cleanup

Ready to submit your script? Not so fast!  From the biggest idea to the smallest scene, your script needs to be airtight and entertaining. We take the script through its final paces, focusing on the details that can make or break a read!

“Rewrite Techniques" 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: $250.00

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TV Pilot and New Series Workshop

Saturday, October 3 (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: $175.00

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Writers Group (Invitation Only)

Price: $220.00

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Writing the First Draft

September 13 - October 18 (Sundays 1:00 - 4:00)

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

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: Idea Brainstorming
  • Week 2: Story Outlining
  • Week 3: Scene Crafting
  • Week 4: Page Formatting
  • Week 5: Dialogue Writing
  • Week 6: Script Revising

Price: $375.00

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