March 1st, 2021 | 7:00PM – 8:30PM CST Zoom
$20 – Register here
25% off for IATSE 856 members and permits as well as DCG-MB members and permits.
(Choose ‘Richard Walter Evening Lecture’ or ‘discounted lecture’ from the list of courses)
FTM is excited to offer a 90-minute screenwriting lecture by former UCLA Professor and Screenwriting Chairman Richard Walter.
Richard is a best selling novelist and has had numerous screenplay projects with the major Hollywood studios and the biggest television networks. For more than forty years, Richard chaired the graduate program in screenwriting at UCLA. He’s the author of such screenwriting books as: Essentials of Screenwriting, and The Whole Picture.
Richard’s former students went on to write for Steven Spielberg, and have won three Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. The students that have taken his classes were screenwriters of: Jurassic Park, The Terminal, The Office, The Simpsons, Thor: The Dark World, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Carlito’s Way.
With that impressive track record, FTM jumped at the opportunity to have Richard instruct an evening lecture so Manitoba writers can benefit from his years of expertise and teaching.
About the instructor
Richard Walter is screenwriter and author of best-selling fiction and nonfiction, celebrated storytelling educator, screenwriter, script consultant, lecturer, former Professor and Associate and Interim Dean of 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.