Filmbase are presenting an industry writing masterclass with Hollywood script consultant Pilar Alessandra. Pilar is the Director of the On The Page Writer’s Studio in California, host of the influential On The Page industry podcast series, author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter” book and one of Hollywood’s most sought after script consultants. She’s trained writers at ABC/Disney, CBS, Nickelodeon, the Los Angeles Film School and more. Pilar was named “Cream of the Crop” in Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s script consultant guide and was one of LA Weekly’s top 100 people.


Pilar will be delivering an intensive Craft of Screenwriting seminar at Filmbase. The focus of the class will be on writing style, tone and technique, providing an invaluable set of tools for the professional writer. Pilar will take a hard look at scene direction, dialogue approach, creating emotional moments, engaging characters, word choices and the nuances of the page, highlighting all of the elements necessary to hook readers, producers, financiers and audiences with a screenplay.

This class is primarily aimed at writers, but would also be suitable for directors and producers seeking a greater understanding of screenplay dynamics.

The class takes place at Filmbase on Tuesday 16th April, 6:30pm. Anyone interested in attending are asked to book directly with Filmbase. Places are €40.


For more information on Pilar Alessandra see www.onthepage.tv.


Further details and booking available from www.filmbase.ie.




PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the popular writing program “On The Page” and author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter.” A sought-after teacher and lecturer, she’s travelled the world teaching screenwriting, pitching and story analysis. As a consultant, she’s helped thousands of writers create, refine and sell their scripts and was named “Cream of the Crop” in Creative Screenwriting’s Script Consultant Survey. Her students and clients have sold to Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Sony and have won prestigious competitions, including the Austin Film Festival and Nicholl Fellowship.


Pilar jump-started her career in film as a script reader for Amblin Entertainment. With the formation of DreamWorks, she became Senior Story Analyst and a reader liaison between the studio and Robert Zemeckis’s company ImageMovers. Her expert script analysis was also sought out by The Robert Evans Company, Cineville Entertainment, Handprint Entertainment and Saturday Night Live Studios. Work at Interscope Communications led her to a position as Senior Story Analyst for Scott Kroopf’s production company Radar Pictures.


Pilar was later bitten by the “teaching bug” while teaching screenwriting and story analysis at the UCLA Writers’ Program. In 2001, she started her own company “On the Page,” and in 2004 opened the On the Page Writers Studio in Sherman Oaks, California. In the interest of expanding access to her teaching tools, Pilar created the instructional DVD “On the Page” and presents the weekly “On the Page Podcast” with guests from within the industry. Recently, Pilar was listed as one of LA Weekly’s top 100 people in their “Best of LA People” issue.






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