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  • On the Page

    Ten-minute writing tools take your script from premise to polish.

    On the Page

    Got ten minutes? Write your script.

    On the Page is the ultimate resource for the busy writer. Offering over 20 ten-minute writing tools that take your script from the brainstorming stage, through the outline, into a finished script and even into the rewrite.

    Screenwriting Instructor Pilar Alessandra guides writers of all levels through each phase of the process with her engaging and user-friendly approach. An internationally renowned speaker on screenwriting and story pitching, Pilar's unique methods have helped countless writers finish their screenplays, win major writing competitions, and make script sales to studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Sony.

    Now she's assembled her exercises so that you can get your screenplay out of your head... and On the Page.

    CHAPTERS

    STEP 1: BRAINSTORM THE IDEA
    • BRAINSTORMING FROM CHARACTERS
    • BRAINSTORMING FROM EVENT
    • BRAINSTORMING FROM PREMISE

    STEP 2: FIND THE STORY
    • CREATING CHARACTER RULES
    • USING SET-UP AND PAYOFF
    • DISCOVERING YOUR ENDING
    • FINDING THE STRUCTURE
    STEP 3: OUTLINE THE BEATS
    • FINDING THE GOAL, ACTIVITY AND COMPLICATION
    • REWRITING THE BEAT SHEET
    • ADDING SCENES
    STEP 4: WRITE THE ROUGH DRAFT
    • WRITING AROUND INTENTION
    STEP 5: BUILD THE SCENES
    • FINDING "THE TAKE"
    • BEEFING UP YOUR CHARACTER SET-UP
    • CREATING ACTIVITY FROM FLAW
    STEP 6: HONE THE PAGES
    • ELIMINATING THE CAMERA DIRECTION
    • DESCRIBING YOUR CHARACTERS
    STEP 7: PUNCH UP THE DIALOGUE
    • DEFINING YOUR VERBAL STRATEGY
    • EDITING THE EXPOSITION
    • FINDING THE PERFECT LINE
    Pilar Alessandra is the director of the writing program On the Page® , host of the popular On the Page Podcast and author of "The Coffee Break Screenwriter." Pilar started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG and, in 2001, opened the On the Page Writers' Studio Los Angeles. Her students and clients have written for TV shows such as The Walking Dead, LOST, House of Lies, Nip/Tuck and Family Guy. They've sold features and pitches to Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Disney and Sony and have won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and Austin Screenwriting Competition. Pilar has traveled the world teaching screenplay and television and she's also trained writers at ABC/Disney, CBS and Nickelodeon. For more on Pilar visit www.onthepage.tv

    To obtain PDFs of the handouts that can be used in conjunction with this DVD, please email inquire@onthepage.tv

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  • BEYOND THE CHICK FLICK: WRITING THE FEMALE-DRIVEN SCREENPLAY

    NOW is the time to write your female-driven screenplay or television show.

    In this seminar you will…

    • Replace “soft” scenes with active moments.
    • Create bold character choices without falling into tired stereotypes.
    • Turn girly chatter into real-woman dialogue.
    • Write a female-driven script that sells … without selling out.
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    WHEN YOU OWN YOU CAN:
    Stream up to 1080p from this website. Access lasts for an unlimited duration.
    Gain access to 1 files to download & play in your player of choice.
  • You can’t sell your project until you’ve convinced someone to read it. But the pitching process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. 

    In this workshop Pilar Alessandra makes it easy with a template that guides you in telling your story, emphasizing the hook of the project and addressing the needs of producers.

    No more nerves or writer-babble! This class will give you confidence and clarity as you focus on what’s special about your project and about you

    Pitch template included.

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    WHEN YOU OWN YOU CAN:
    Stream up to 1080p from this website. Access lasts for an unlimited duration.
    Gain access to 1 files to download & play in your player of choice.
  • Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot and make decisions about your new series in this 90 minute intensive from Pilar Alessandra.

    IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL:

    1 Identify the tone scope and world of your series.

    2) Break story on your original pilot.

    3) Make decisions about structure.

    4) Define your characters and prospective relationships.

    5) Explore episode and arc potential.

    6 Leave with a pitch concept page and writing strategy.

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    WHEN YOU OWN YOU CAN:
    Stream up to 1080p from this website. Access lasts for an unlimited duration.
    Gain access to 16 files to download & play in your player of choice.