Write Hot Episode 28 - Coffee Break Screenwriter with Pilar Alessandra

Laura Powers • December 31, 1969

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 the top-selling scriptwriting book, “The Coffee Break Screenwriter,” and host of the popular “On the Page Podcast.” An in-demand speaker, she’s taught seminars at Disney Animation, ABC, CBS and MTV, and traveled the world teaching in the UK, China, Poland, Vietnam, Columbia, Portugal and South Africa. Pilar’s greatest accomplishment is the success of her students, many of whom have won top competitions like the Nicholl Fellowship, are working on TV shows such as “The 100,” “The Walking Dead” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and have sold scripts and pitches to studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Disney. We discussed screenwriting versus web series and tv writing. For more information about Pilar, her classes, consultations, book and podcast, go to www.onthepage.tv. For more information on Pilar, please visit her web page at: www.onthepage.tv. To connect with Laura Powers, please do so at: www.laurapowers.net. You can, also, connect with Laura on facebook and follow her on twitter @thatlaurapowers.