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One-on-one Screenwriting Session with former UCLA Prof. & Screenwriting Chairman Richard Walter

March 2 March 7


With this registration you will receive the Evening Lecture Session (March 1st, 2021) for free — a $20 savings

Thank you to all who have signed up so quickly for this session! We’re now sold out.

Film Training Manitoba is proud to announce a new and exclusive one-on-one screenwriting session for Manitoba residents who have a passion and are interested in improving their writing, receiving notes on their script or project, and having customized feedback via Zoom, with 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 a one-on-one screenwriting session for Manitoba writers.

The session will consist of participants having 60 minutes with Richard to get feedback and notes on their projects – a screenplay, spec tv teleplay, spec pilot, outline, or concept ideas.

Participant Eligibility
This will be first come first serve for Manitoba writers only – there is a cap to the number of sessions FTM can do, so please apply soon.

FTM will assign an individual one-on-one time-slot
(a 60 minute session) between March 2-7, 2021. 

Once you’ve paid and registered for your session, please send your PDF/Word formatted project to: mauro@filmtraining.mb.ca

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.

More about Richard Walter here