Pilar AlessandraScript Consultant and Educator
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, Colombia, 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 Walking Dead, Silicon Valley and Grey’s Anatomy, and have sold scripts and pitches to studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Disney. For more information about Pilar, her classes, consultations, book and podcast, go to www.onthepage.tv
Feedback from past festivals
‘Pilar Alessandra’s enthusiasm for her craft was infectious!’
Marie Amaler, Writer & Script Developer
Pilar Alessandra is appearing at the following sessions:
You plowed through act one, wrote some entertaining fun and games and then … you got stuck. Don’t worry. “Act 2B” is conquerable! You’ll leave this class with your story strengthened and some of your most pressing writing problems solved.
Join Pilar at the bookstore where she will be signing copies of the new and updated 2nd Edition of her book The Coffee Break Screenwriter.
Stopped in your tracks by where to go next with a plot point, a character, or a scene? Or maybe you feel it’s just not happening today? Pilar will show you a number of tools that will immediately and powerfully unstick your creativity so the words continue to flow.
Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.
Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining Hollywood pitch guru Pilar Alessandra who will transform your pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.
Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining Hollywood pitch guru Pilar Alessandra who will transform you pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.
Kim Zubick, producer of The Zookeeper’s Wife, talks about the process of getting a film from script to screen from the producer’s point of view.
Have you got the Pitch Factor? Live from the London Screenwriters Festival, the Pitch Factor returns with CASH prizes and our very own motley crew of judges!
In this two day practical masterclass with Pilar Alessandra, we will show you how to deconstruct your ideas and then rebuild them into marketable projects that commissioners will be clamouring to read.
Make the reader love you on the first page… So they cannot wait for the next! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running with top LA Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra.