Moving Pictures
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Moving Pictures

A Screenplay Is Not a Pastrami Sandwich

It’s a commissioned watercolor painting

Some years ago my wife and I discovered in a Silver Lake chotchke emporium (‘chotchke’ is Yiddish for trinkets, costume jewelry, creative paraphernalia, objets d’ art) some extraordinary water colors by a local painter. They depict scenes from around our neighborhood, a welcoming community rising on tiers of land surrounding a…

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Richard Walter

Screenwriter, bestselling author, and 40 years leadership @ UCLA’s prestigious screenwriting program. Get 40 lessons from 40 years: richardwalter.com/newsletter