Richard Walter’s Legendary Screenwriting Course Online – Limited Enrollment for Summer 2020

LEARN SCREENWRITING WITH UCLA PROFESSOR RICHARD WALTER IN EXCLUSIVE SIX-WEEK ONLINE COURSE-LIMITED-ENROLLMENT Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with the world’s most accomplished screenwriting educator. The class tuition of $1,650 guarantees you a seat in our next class, starting Wednesday, July 29 at 12pm Pacific Time. Questions? Contact class organizer Kathy Berardi at kathyaberardi@gmail.com or 678.644.4122. I […]

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MOVIE SCREENS ARE MADE OF GLASS

To suggest that movies are voyeuristic is like calling Ronald Reagan a Republican. I’m no fan of film-student idol David Lynch. He creates quirky, dazzling images well enough, but  he’s a lazy writer. He lacks the discipline required to sit alone in a room for weeks and months at a time, facing a computer screen […]

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MY MOTHER THE MOVIE STAR

My sister and her husband are actors. A couple of decades ago, while living in Los Angeles, they went to New York for an extended stay in order to star together on Broadway in Neil Simon’s then-new play: Rumors. Upon their arrival in Gotham a huge party was held in their honor, welcoming them to the city. […]

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GEORGE

He was a short, nerdy, geeky, scratchy-voiced little guy, and the most powerful genius I have ever known. The last time I saw him was forty years ago at a party at Randal Kleiser’s house up Laurel Canyon on a street appropriately named Wonderland. Randal, a consummately sweet, decent fellow after all these years, is […]

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A Final Solution to the Agent Problem

Writers love to gripe and kvetch about the army of deplorables in the movie business who discount, dismay, and disrespect us. No parties catch more heat than agents. I’ve argued in my books and lectures that it’s easy to find an agent. What’s hard is having material worthy of showing to an agent. So many […]

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SCREENWRITING TIPS NEWSLETTER: MY LAST CLASS

After more than forty years teaching in UCLA’s screenwriting program, I have retired. At a research institution like the University of California, however, not teaching but ‘research’ or, in the arts, ‘creative activity’ is a professor’s first obligation. Before anything else, therefore, I am a writer. Writers never retire. The last meeting of my (some say legendary) Film/TV 434 section occurred […]

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Six-Week Online Screenwriting Workshop Limited to 10 Students

Enrollment is limited to ten students for the 6-week online screenwriting program I’ve designed to serve a small cohort of writers who believe in themselves. The first session will take place on Tuesday, 2/6. Now is the time to act. Click here now to learn more and register. UCLA-trained screenwriters have won five best-screenplay Oscar […]

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Fire, Bloodshed, and Parking

It’s not an official faculty meeting, a former dean remarked at a UCLA film department gathering, until someone complains about parking. For me, having joined the faculty forty years ago, the cost of parking has risen from about ninety bucks a year to about twelve-hundred. That’s a hike of more than a thousand percent. If […]

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Life Rights and Wrongs

Am I allowed to write a movie (or book or article) about you without your permission? Unequivocally and without hesitation the answer is: maybe. At the time of this writing, a former television reality show host and NY real estate developer has held the office of President of the United States for nearly a year. […]

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Six-Week Online Screenwriting Workshop Limited to 10 Students

Enrollment is about to limited for the 6-week online screenwriting program I’ve designed to serve a small cohort of writers who believe in themselves. The first session will take place on Tuesday, 2/6. Now is the time to act. Click here now to learn more and register. UCLA-trained screenwriters have won five best-screenplay Oscar nominations and […]

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