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Screenwriting's two most important principles--a shock-proof, guaranteed strategy for screenwriting success.

  • 23 May 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Professor Walter reveals the core screenwriting precepts that explain the vast success of writers who studied in the program he led at UCLA for over forty years in Westwood,, where writers wrote eleven pictures for Steven Spielberg, won five Best Screenplay Oscar nominations, and three Oscars, during his final ten years on campus.

About the Speaker

Richard Walter is an author of best-selling fiction and nonfiction, a screenwriter, celebrated storytelling educator, script consultant, and lecturer. He served as a Professor, and Associate and Interim Dean, at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where, for more than forty years, he chaired the graduate program in screenwriting. He has written scripts for the major studios and television networks, including the earliest drafts of American Graffiti; lectured on screenwriting and storytelling and conducted master classes throughout North America as well as London, Paris, Jerusalem, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney and Hong Kong.

He is also a pop culture commentator, blogger and media pundit who has made numerous appearances on The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, ABC Primetime, Scarborough Country and CBS News Nightwatch, among many other high-profile national television programs. More than a hundred newspaper and magazine articles have been published about him and the program he directed at UCLA.

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