Scripts that sell are those that tell a compelling story.
Shore Scripts is excited to offer a unique opportunity to study with America’s premier screenwriting educator, UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Prof. Richard Walter.
In just 30 Days, our Definitive Screenwriting Course will teach you all the tools you need in order to write your career-changing screenplay.
Using real screenplay examples, the course examines the first principles of screenwriting and enables you to learn from course leaders with hands-on writing experience.
You've taken seminars but you're still not writing, or you're writing but your scripts don't work.
HEAR WHAT THE PROS SAY ABOUT OUR COURSE INSTRUCTOR
'Richard Walter is the best screenwriting teacher in the business.'
David Koepp, screenwriter & director (over $2 billion in US Box Office)
'Richard Walter is a prominent film expert.'
The New York Times
'The prime broker for Hollywood’s hottest commodity: new writing talent.'
The Wall Street Journal
'Richard Walter is the Jewish Mother of Screenwriting.'
'With a wealth of insights from top industry professionals, as well as an amazing teaching platform, this course will help you not only write your screenplay, but give you a guide to navigate through the film industry landscape.'
'This is it. If you are serious about your writing, here are the high-value skills you need. Richard Walter is the very best.'
'Richard was inspirational. He affirmed my passion to be a writer and gave me the kick in the pants to finish a feature screenplay.'
'Richard teaches by storytelling & thoughtful anecdotes. This helped me grasp the deeper levels of the craft.'
RICHARD WALTER - LEAD COURSE INSTRUCTOR
Richard is a screenwriter, author, celebrated storytelling educator, associate dean, and longtime professor and chairman of the graduate screenwriting program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Richard Walter has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios including the earliest drafts of American Graffiti, and has sold material to all the major broadcast networks.
UCLA-trained screenwriters have won five best-screenplay Oscar nominations and three Oscars in the past seven years.
They have written ELEVEN projects for Steven Spielberg:
Jurassic Park I, II, II, Indiana Jones II, III, The Terminal, War of The Worlds, Munich, Lincoln, Eagle Eye, Amazing Stories...
Plus dozens of mainstream commercial Hollywood blockbusters (such as Spider-Man, Benjamin Button, Charlie’s Angels, Men In Black, Mission: Impossible) and prestigious indie productions, including Milk, Sideways & The Descendants.
They have also written hundreds of hours of Television.
Writers that Richard teaches dominate the film and TV industry.
UCLA SCREENWRITERS INCLUDE:
Dustin Lance Black – Milk, J. Edgar, When We Rise (TV)
Alexander Payne – Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants
Eric Roth – The Insider, Forrest Gump
Paul Schrader – Raging Bull, Taxi Driver
Shane Black – Lethal Weapon, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, The Last Action Hero
Billy Ray – Flight Plan, Suspect Zero, Shattered Glass
Pamela Gray – A Walk on the Moon, Music of the Heart
Jeffrey Boam – Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 3
David Koepp – Spider Man, Mission Impossible
Sacha Gervasi – The Terminal, The Hypnotist, Henry’s Crime
Jim Herzfeld – Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers
Collin Higgins – Harold and Maude, Nine to Five
Michael Miner – Robocop Trilogy
Sheila Callaghan – United States of Tara
Don Payne – The Simpsons
Caroline Williams – Arrested Development
BOB SCHULTZ - ON PITCHING
Bob is the president of a non-profit educational and professional development organization for screenwriters. Bob is a full-time writer, focusing on spec screenplays and work-for-hire. Bob has produced four movies and written two.
LUCY HAY - ON SUBMISSION STRATEGY
Lucy is an author and script editor. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation and Assassin. In addition to script reading and writing her own novels, Lucy also blogs about the screenwriting process through her blog Bang2Write.
SHORE SCRIPTS - MODERATORS
Shore Scripts is one of the biggest industry platforms for screenwriters in the world. Shore runs screenwriting lectures, contests, and funds films. They have 200 professional filmmakers, production companies and agents, including Oscar winners, onboard to read the best scripts entered.
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