Screenwriting shouldn’t be scary. Guided by instructor Pilar Alessandra, ON THE PAGE provides entertaining, actionable classes and personal “story to script” coaching to help feature and TV writers get their ideas out of their heads and onto the page!
A “learn by doing” class that takes you step-by-step through the screenwriting process, moving you from idea to script pages in four weeks.
Pitch your series, outline your pilot and learn about the television business in four weeks!
In this four-part, interactive, online class, lectures, film examples and in-class writing tools show you what your script needs and help you to fix it on the spot!
Script and story analysis, the components of script coverage, tips and tricks for loglines and synopses, plus giving notes and getting notes.
A short film can be a career starter, a piece of art or just an entertaining, bite-sized moment on screen. No matter what your end-game, this class will help you get your short film on the page and on the screen.
Personal deadlines and a package of one-on-one private consultations with Pilar help you get your story out of your head and onto the page.
Pilar Alessandra started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG. In 2001, she opened the Los Angeles-based On the Page Writers’ Studio dedicated to teaching and consulting with screenwriters and TV writers at all levels. She’s the author of two books, “The Coffee Break Screenwriter” and “The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks the Rules,” and host of the “On the Page Podcast.” An in-demand speaker, she’s taught seminars at Disney Animation, DreamWorks TV, ABC, CBS, and the AFM, and traveled the world teaching the UK, China, South Africa and more. Click to see current and past student successes.
New & Updated, 2nd Edition!
You DO have time to write your screenplay! Packed with more than sixty ten-minute writing tools. The Coffee Break Screenwriter keeps it focused and simple.
Who says you have to follow the screenwriting rules. In this book Pilar reviews the rules writers assume they should follow, discusses why they’re there in the first place, and then shows you ways to creatively break them!