ON THE PAGE: Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.
OVERVIEW hosted by Rick Overton (self claiming "Imperfectionist") is a conversation with brilliantly creative people and will delve into the mechanics of their craft in a fun and engaging hour. Whether tackling global issues or personal, the talk will be good! Laughs and insights are the goal, and OVERVIEW will bring it!
Jennifer Paz talks about her take on script and story as an actor and writer and about the need for more Asian-American content and characters on screen.
Rob Buchta, producer of Running Wild and creator of You vs. Wild on Netflix, talks about the challenges of a choose-your-own-adventure experience and the marriage of action and emotion needed for a factual adventure show.
Deborah Patz’s book, Write! Shoot! Edit! was intended for teenagers but it’s the perfect primer for anyone who’s ever wanted to film something but was too afraid to start.
Pilar and her friends Brian Pope, Mike Musa and Alex Troxler get together for their annual discussion about the best screenplay and best adapted screenplay Oscar nominees.
Writer Michelle Denise Jackson talks about what she’s learned as she advanced from Writer’s PA on Grey’s Anatomy, to Writers Assistant on Mrs. America, to Staff Writer on two Netflix series and now as Co-Producer on Queen Sugar!
Writer/Producer Evette Vargas discusses the content and applications needed to create successful pitch decks and sizzle reels.
Pilar Alessandra talks about ways to give and get script notes at the submission stage, the development stage and the production stage.
Rebecca Phelps talks about her approach to writing the Watty Award-winning novel Down World and its similarities, in process, to writing a screenplay.
Screenwriter and executive producer Jessica Goldberg talks about Cherry, the feature film she co-wrote starring Tom Holland, as well as her experiences creating the Hulu series The Path and acting as showrunner for the Netflix series Away.
Tom McCafferty, Vice Chairman of Veterans in Media and Entertainment, talks about the creative possibilities and unique challenges of writing movie and TV shows that focus on military events and characters.
When should you incorporate? How can you take a home office deduction? How can you get financially organized? Entertainment accountant Trina Rozen explains it all to you.
Actor/Writer Finnerty Steeves discusses the courage and "1001 favors" it took to write, produce and star in her independent film, Before/During/After being released by Gravitas Pictures.
Andrew Robinson, senior writer for Blizzard Entertainment talks about how he helps craft narrative and world-building for World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch with animated cinematics, short stories, comics and songs.
Johanna Stein, show-runner of Madagascar A Little Wild, breaks down the animation process from story board to “lip flap."
After years of hard work and hustle, writer Crosby Selander defied the odds and sold his script in a major bidding war to Legendary Pictures. Hear how he did it and cleared that “final hurdle!"
Award-winning Brazilian writer Rosane Svartman talks about the story work that goes into writing 155 episodes of one season of a prime-time telenovela.
Hunter Doohan discusses what he’s learned as an actor and as a writer from portraying the role of Adam opposite Bryan Cranston on the Showtime series Your Honor.
Mitch Lusas, Head of Product for Coverfly, talks about his company’s approach to finding talent and helping writers.
JaNeika and JaSheika James, co-executive producers of Gossip Girl, talk about the life and career experiences that went into their inspiring memoir, Living Double.
Pilar reads and gives feedback on the loglines that didn’t make the consider or recommend list for the 2020 Logline Contest.
Pilar and Aadip evaluate loglines sent in by listeners. Who will get a consider, recommend or pass?
Career coach Lee Jessup returns to discuss the writing trends popular in 2020 and shares what’s ahead for the new year.
With a little help from Michael Bay, Adam Mason and Simon Boyes wrote and produced a movie about the pandemic during the pandemic. Hear how both the story and the production of their movie, Songbird, adapted to the real-life events happening around them.
Alexander Troxler reached out to other writers during the lockdown and ended up with a collaborative tv pilot and a whole new kind of writers’ room.
Stress relief expert Suzanne Gundersen talks about how writers can overcome writer's block by dealing with their fear, grief and anxiety.