“This inspiring and comprehensive book teaches the nuts and bolts of screenwriting with clarity, wisdom, and humor.”—Alexander Payne, Oscar-winning writer/director of Sideways
“In his legendary lectures, and now in this book, [Walter] kicks you in the tail, gets you laughing, and with invaluable specifics, makes that blank page seem surmountable.”—Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning writer of Milk
“In the gold rush atmosphere of screenwriting, Richard Walter is a wise guide.”—Andrew Bergman, writer/director of The Freshman and Honeymoon in Vegas
About the Author
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.