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Commerce Versus Creativity — Which To Choose?

A true Hollywood false dichotomy

As I have written elsewhere and earlier, in the late summer of 1977, at a glitzy, glamorous, celebrity-studded party at a Malibu beach house, I was invited to join the faculty at the UCLA film school.

I was busy at the time writing feature length screenplay assignments for the studios, and had managed also…



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Richard Walter

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