It’s All About Story And Nothing Else – UCLA Professor Richard Walter [FULL INTERVIEW]

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MORE VIDEOS WITH RICHARD WALTER

00:00 – Should Students Be On A First Name Basis With Their Teachers?
03:10 – Applying To UCLA's Graduate Program In Screenwriting
05:56 – Are Writers Born Or Made?
07:53 – Great Screenwriting Ideas Are Worthless
11:15 – Most Difficult Part Of Being A Writer
13:24 – Most Important Thing I Teach My Screenwriting Students
15:35 – Biggest Difference Between Bad Art and Good Art
21:16 – Why Screenwriting Is So Difficult
23:42 – Are Movies With Too Much Realism Boring?
30:56 – A Summer Screenwriting Class At UCLA with Professor Richard Walter For Non-UCLA Students
34:27 – Should Screenwriters Adapt Their Own Screenplays Into Novels?
41:38 – #1 Reason Why People Go To The Movies
46:12 – Writing Tip: Character Is Story
50:38 – It’s Action That Defines Character And Not The Other Way Around
56:18 – Biggest Mistake A Screenwriter Can Make
57:47 – Good Or Bad, The Audience Connects To Great Characters
1:00:37 – No Time To Write Is A Tired Excuse
1:07:22 – How Does A Writer Know They Are Good Enough?
1:14:00 – Sex And Violence In Movies
1:24:47 – The Good And Bad News For For Writers

PROFESSOR RICHARD WALTER'S SUMMER SCREENWRITING CLASS:
Open to Non-UCLA students, too!

Richard Walter is an author, educator, screenwriter, commentator, consultant and chairman of the University of California, Los Angeles graduate program in screenwriting.

Students from Walter's screenwriting program at UCLA have written projects for Steven Spielberg, and many successful Hollywood productions, including three Academy Awards for best screenplay: Dustin Lance Black for Milk and Alexander Payne for Sideways and The Descendants. Other past students of the UCLA program under Walter's direction include these television and film screenwriters: Sacha Gervasi – The Terminal; Dan Mazeau – Wrath of the Titans; Felicia Henderson – Fringe, Gossip Girl, Soul Food (television series), Everybody Hates Chris, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Caroline Williams – The Office, Modern Family; Don Payne — The Simpsons; Paul Castro – August Rush; Tom Shadyac – I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Bruce Almighty, Dragonfly, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar; David Koepp – Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Carlito's Way, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons; Gregory Widen – The Highlander, Backdraft; Scott Rosenberg – Beautiful Girls, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, High Fidelity; Scott Kosar – Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Crazies, The Machinist; Audrey Wells – The Game Plan, Shall We Dance, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Kid, George of the Jungle, The Truth About Cats & Dogs

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