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Join writing teacher Pilar Alessandra and industry guests as they  demystify screenwriting and answer your questions about craft and story.

Mar 16, 2018

When you choose a “frame” for your story, you control the story that’s told.  Writers Michael Zannettis and Chelsea O’Connor, hosts of the “We Can Talk About Podcast” discuss the “Strict Father / Nurturing Parent” frame used by many movies and...

Mar 9, 2018

Curiosity and lots of research helped Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen write the movie “Chappaquiddick,” a dramatization of the car accident and cover-up involving Senator Ted Kennedy.  

Mar 2, 2018

Filmmaker Ben Zolno talks about what he’s learned from making the improvised dialogue movie, “Status Pending.”

Feb 23, 2018

Brian Pope, Mike Musa, Nina Berry and Pat Francis join Pilar for their annual discussion of the Oscar nominees for best screenplay and best adapted screenplay.

Feb 16, 2018

Writer Jake Morgan describes the ways in which taking meetings and working in a writers’ room is like dating. And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, Pilar walks us through a structural template for romantic comedies.