Attending Screenwriters World? Get Your Script Read by Richard Walter

Is your screenplay ready to sell? Purchase Richard Walter’s ‘Essentials of Screenwriting‘ from The Writers Store anytime during the month of October – either online, in store or at the StoryWorld Conference + Expo happening Oct 19-21 to find out! Richard Walter will present “Getting An Agent The Old Fashioned Way – The Query Letter” […]

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Behind the Screen: Getting to Know Neil Landau

Neil Landau is a professor in the MFA in Screenwriting and Producing Programs at UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media, and a guest lecturer in the MFA Screenwriting Division at USC School of Cinematic Arts. He’s the author of “101 Things I Learned in Film School” (Grand Central Publishing, 2010). His film and […]

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Monthly Screenwriting Tips from Richard Walter: HOLLYWOOD: THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES!

I have long preached that there are no trends in screenwriting. What’s the trend today? Vampires are already so last year. If, just for the sake of argument, we could actually identify a particular trend, it would be too late to cash in on that trend simply because it is the trend. To become the […]

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September Monthly Screenwriting Tips – Don’t Spank the Writer!

Too many arts educators beat up on neophytes, attack their efforts, belittle their hopes, and trash their dreams. They claim that it toughens artists for the rough-and-tumble world they hope to enter. At UCLA we say: bullshit. Students in our screenwriting program have won three Oscars and five Oscar nominations in the past four years. […]

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