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Your Screenplay Needs More Sex And Violence

A core lesson from my Master of Fine Arts program

Uma Thurman brandishes a katana in Kill Bill.

Legendary USC film school Professor Irwin R. Blacker used to ask his screenwriting classes, “Where do you need conflict in a screenplay?”

He insisted on a one-word answer.

In unison, we sang out, “Everywhere!”



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Richard Walter

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