Pilar Alessandra

Script Consultant and Educator
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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

More information

Pilar Alessandra is appearing at the following sessions:

2B or not 2B! - Make your scripts water tight (even that tricky bit in the middle)

2B or not 2B! - Make your scripts water tight (even that tricky bit in the middle)

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.

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra at the Bookstore

Book signing: Pilar Alessandra at the Bookstore

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.

Brainstorming Through The Block

Brainstorming Through The Block

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.

Dynamic Dialogue

Dynamic Dialogue

Pilar Alessandra, Hollywood Script Consultant, is here to help you spice up your scripts with memorable, engaging and dynamic dialogue.

Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 14th 2017)

Pitching Thursday (Evening): LondonSWF Festival Week Evening Workshop (Sept 14th 2017)

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.

Pitching Thursday (evening): LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 14th)

Pitching Thursday (evening): LondonSWF Festival Week One Day Workshop (Sept 14th)

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.

Producing your Passion

Producing your Passion

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.

The Pitch Factor

The Pitch Factor

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!

Writing TV with Pilar Alessandra (March 24th - 25th 2018)

Writing TV with Pilar Alessandra (March 24th - 25th 2018)

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.

You Had Me At Page One

You Had Me At Page One

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.