“Richard Walter is a tactful guide within the student’s creative dream. He brings the practicality of an electrician and the passion of a visionary to the teaching of screenwriting.”
Stewart Stern, award-winning screenwriter of Rebel Without a Cause, Sybil, and Rachel
“I recommend Richard’s seminar as a great tool for anyone interested in becoming a professional screenwriter.”
Jeff Robinov, Senior VP, Warner Bros.
“Richard Walter is the prime broker for one of Hollywood’s hottest new commodities… Student writers… A demanding taskmaster, with a sure eye for both dramatic coherence and a good sell.”
Wall Street Journal
When a reader for an agency or studio examines a spec script, she starts with a cursory backflip, scanning the pages in search of common, easy-to-detect errors that give away the writer as an amateur.
This video provides a checklist of items to avoid as they will stop the reader even before she starts.
About Richard Walter
Professor Richard Walter has been professor and chairman of UCLA’s screenwriting program for 25 years. His students have written Jurassic Park I, II & III, Spider-Man, About Schmidt, Road to Perdition, Men in Black, Face/Off, Charlie’s Angels, Mission Impossible, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many more.