Behind the Screen: Getting to Know Michael Colleary

Michael Colleary is a graduate of the UCLA masters screenwriting program, and now one of its most popular professors. He has been a professional screenwriter and film producer for more than 20 years. A frequent collaborator with fellow UCLA alumni Mike Werb, his feature film credits include Face/Off which The New York Times named one […]

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Do you stereotype your screenwriting characters?

If you were a casting agent and met a frail, petite waif of a wispy, longhaired blond, who weighed maybe ninety pounds, and on tiptoes stood four-ten, how would you cast her? As a live-action Tinkerbell or a bouncer in a biker bar? Read on to see why the latter is precisely the way to […]

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What Happens When You Turn in a Script 1 Day Late to Richard Walter’s Class?

What Happens When You Turn in a Script 1 Day Late to Richard Walter’s Class? You may just write a runaway hit, if you follow his advice like Akshat Verma did… and decipher how to not be your O.W.E. In a humorous recounting of how this writer’s story almost didn’t come to be, Akshat recounts […]

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