Beyond the Chick Flick: Writing the Female-Driven Script Master Class

Special Event
Theater 6:45–9:45pm
  • Regular $120
  • Media Center Members $100

Turn on your TV. Check out the multiplexes.  There’s a new protagonist in town… and she’s a woman.

Time to write your female-driven screenplay or TV series!

In this Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • Replace “soft” scenes with active moments.
  • Create bold character choices without falling into tired stereotypes.
  • Turn “girly” chatter into real-woman dialogue.
  • Write a female-driven script that sells, without selling out.

You’ll be writing and brainstorming in real time, so bring your laptops and your great ideas!

The class is open to all.  Not for chicks only!

If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing and need personal assistance in order to attend this event, please contact community@nymediacenter.com to request personal assistance at a minimum of 10 days before the event date.

About the Instructor: 


PILAR ALESSANDRA started her career as Senior Story Analyst at DreamWorks SKG. In 2001, she opened the Los Angeles-based On the Page Writers’ Studio, dedicated to teaching and consulting with screenwriters and TV writers at all levels. She’s the author of the top-selling scriptwriting book, “The Coffee Break Screenwriter,” and host of the popular “On the Page Podcast.” An in-demand speaker, she’s taught seminars at Disney Animation, ABC, CBS and MTV, and traveled the world teaching in the UK, China, Poland, Vietnam, Columbia, Portugal and South Africa. Pilar’s greatest accomplishment is the success of her students, many of whom have won top competitions like the Nicholl Fellowship, are working on TV shows such as “The 100,” “The Walking Dead” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and have sold scripts and pitches to studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and Disney. For more information about Pilar, her classes, consultations, book and podcast, go to www.onthepage.tv

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