MONTHLY SCREENWRITING TIPS – ISSUE #6

It’s 2011 and the start of my 101st quarter in Westwood. As I discuss in the feature below, just as the elements of a good narrative haven’t changed since Aristotle, misperceptions regarding the writer’s role remain constant. Our charge remains the same: to tell a story that is engaging and compelling, that is, a story […]

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The Huffington Post Publishes New Commentary – “The Kennedy Myth” by Richard Walter

Many have noted that when the new congress convenes it will be the first in sixty-four years without a Kennedy. I preach to my screenwriting students that fantasy is for their movies. For their lives: reality. No political name in the last half century has been more romanticized and idealized than Kennedy. In October of […]

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Jewz by Da ‘Hood

After copping a quick degree in a jackpot, giveaway, draft-dodge of a Masters program in Radio/Television at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1966, I piloted my VW beetle to California for what I expected to be a visit of three weeks. At the time there were only about eleven people in the […]

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