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The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks the Rules: A Guide for the Rebel Writer Paperback – December 15, 2017
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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About the Author
Alessandra started her career as a 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 popular scriptwriting book, The Coffee Break Screenwriter, and host of the “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, Colombia, Portugal, and South Africa. Pilar’s greatest accomplishment is the success of her students, many of whom have won top competitions like the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, are working on TV shows such as The 100, Silicon Valley, and Grey’s Anatomy, and have sold scripts and pitches to studios including DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and Disney.