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Think you have the next great idea for a movie? Since studios seem allergic to original material yet traffic heavily in adaptations of material from other media, Professor Richard Walter (Head of screenwriting at UCLA) will advise you how to work your way backward and write your screenplay first as a book. You’ll be able to market the movie rights more easily since the project is no longer ‘original’ but now a potential adaptation of material from another medium.

This will enable you to market the material simultaneously in two markets– literature and film – on two coasts. Moreover, it doesn’t matter which gains traction first. The sale of the book enhances the chances for the movie. The sale of the script expands the chances for a book deal.

Walter also shares lessons from his own experience successfully engaging this approach multiple times, starting with material written for the screen, offering them first to the book market, and subsequently winning movie deals.

If you are serious about your writing, you can't afford to miss this special educatonal event! RSVP for Preferred Seating!

Saturday, January 21st, 2:30 pm
Los Angeles Valley College
Monarch Hall,
Campus Center
5800 Fulton Avenue,Van Nuys, CA 91401
(between Burbank Blvd and Oxnard Blvd)

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FREE admission and FREE parking.

Head ShotRichard Walter

Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus hundreds of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including two recent Oscar winners for best original screenplay-Milk (2008) and Sideways (2006).

Richard Walter has been the Screenwriting Chairman of the UCLA Film, Television, and Digital Media writing program for almost thirty years. A screenwriter and novelist himself, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

bookRichard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime chairman of UCLA’s legendary graduate program in screenwriting. A screenwriter and published novelist, his latest book, Essentials of Screenwriting, is available in stores. His previous published works include the novels Escape from Film School and Barry and the Persuasions and screenwriting books The Whole Picture: Strategies for Screenwriting Success in the New Hollywood and Screenwriting: The Art, Craft and Business of Film and Television Writing.

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He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all three networks. He has also written many informational, educational and corporate films. Richard lectures on screenwriting and storytelling throughout North America and the world. He has conducted master classes in London, Paris, Jerusalem, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Richard is a widely viewed pop culture critic and media pundit who has appeared multiple times on The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball, ABC Primetime, Scarborough Country, CBS News Nightwatch, NPR, KABC-Talk Radio and numerous independent television and radio stations. More than a hundred newspaper and magazine articles have described his work and the program he directs at UCLA.

In addition to his stature in the media and academic world as a writer of substantial professional experience, Richard is also a leading expert witness in intellectual property litigation.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and discuss the craft and the business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique groups, special writer appearances, conferences, and other events conducted for the purpose of educating and mentoring writers of all levels of expertise. GLAWS Special Speaker Events are open to the public, and a great venue to meet other writers and expand your expertise.


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