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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 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.  


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.


Dec 22, 2017

Writer Brian Turner returns to talk about his new job writing for the Netflix series “Trolls” and helps Pilar answer more questions from her neglected e-mail inbox.


Oct 6, 2017

Animation writer Katie Mattila (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kung Fu Panda, Harvey Beaks, 100 Things to do Before High School, Tangled: The Series and Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh) talks about her experience with script-driven animated series and story-board driven animated series.