Screenwriters — Check Your Pride Or You’ll Pay in Hard Cash

Narcissism is killer for writers

Richard Walter
Moving Pictures
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4 min readJan 31, 2024

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Early in 1994, midway through my career teaching screenwriting at UCLA, the dean of the film school summoned me and the other program leaders for a meeting. California was experiencing a severe budget shortfall, he told us, and the legislature was reducing support for the University. All programs would have…

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Richard Walter
Moving Pictures

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