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On the Page: The DVD - Ten-Minute Writing Tools That Take Your Script From Premise To Polish

On the Page by Pilar Alessandra On the Page: The DVD - Ten-Minute Writing Tools That Take Your Script From Premise To Polish
Your Price: $29.95 CDN
Author: Pilar Alessandra
Publisher: On the Page
Format: DVD

Got ten minutes? Write your screenplay.

On the Page: the DVD is the ultimate resource for the busy writer, offering over 20 ten-minute writing tools that take your script from the brainstorming stage, through the outline, into a finished script, and even into the rewrite.

Screenwriting instructor and script consultant Pilar Alessandra guides writers of all levels through each phase of the process with her engaging and user-friendly approach. An internationally renowned speaker on screenwriting and story pitching, Pilar's unique methods have helped hundreds of writers finish their screenplays, win major writing competitions, and make script sales to studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Sony.

Now she's assembled all of her exercises in one DVD so that you can get your screenplay out of your head ... and On the Page.

CHAPTERS:

STEP 1: BRAINSTORM THE IDEA
Brainstorming from Character
Brainstorming from Event
Brainstorming from Premise

STEP 2: FIND THE STORY
Creating Character Rules
Using Set-up and Payoff
Discovering Your Ending
Finding the Structure /

STEP 3: OUTLINE THE BEATS
Finding the Goal, Activity and Complication
Rewriting the Beat Sheet
Adding Scenes

STEP 4: WRITE THE ROUGH DRAFT
Writing Around Intention

STEP 5: BUILD THE SCENES
Finding The Take
Beefing Up Your Character Set-up
Creating Activity from Flaw

STEP 6: HONE THE PAGES
Eliminating the Camera Direction
Describing Your Characters

STEP 7: PUNCH UP THE DIALOGUE
Defining Your Verbal Strategy
Editing Exposition
Finding The Perfect Line

Pilar Alessandra is the director of the Los Angeles writing program "On the Page." She's worked as Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures and has trained writers at ABC/Disney, MTV/Nickelodeon, the National Screen Institute, the Los AngelesFilmSchool, The UCLA Writers Program and more.

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