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Can A Straight White Man Write A Gay Black Female?

How about the other way around?

Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Black Mirror
Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Black Mirror

Film production companies sometimes negotiate contracts with studios that include what is called ‘a first-look deal.’ Before approaching anyone else, they must offer their material first of all to that particular unit.

Over forty years teaching screenwriting at a leading film school, I had an…

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Richard Walter

Richard Walter

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