Richard Walter – Quick Screenwriting Insights

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting


I recently did a quick interview with screenwriter and screenwriting educator, Richard Walter. Walter has taught screenwriting for almost 40 years, and serves as Chairman of UCLA’s screenwriting graduate program. Not to mention, he’s a celebrated author and sought-after studio … Read More

How to Not Be A Racist Screenwriter

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

this machine can kill racism if you let it (A typewriter)

The film industry is taking significant steps towards diversity. We can discuss how big those steps are, or how late they are, or whether or not those steps will take us as far as our industry needs to be, but … Read More

How to Be A Screenwriter That People Recommend

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

What has two thumbs and no hesitation about your script? This script reader!

Sure, we all know experienced producers, agents, and name talent use screenplay coverage to separate good screenplays from bad ones. But did you know they also use it as a mechanism to keep their eye open for good screenwriters? The … Read More

5 Ways to Seduce a Script Reader

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

Skunk hugging a skunk

In my line of work, script reading, we get paid to read scripts and give notes or write coverage. Which means we have to read every single page of a client’s screenplay. But, as you might imagine, it’s quite a … Read More

The Screenwriters Bill of Rights

B. O'MalleyLast updated: Screenwriting

George Washington saying "Bro you just watered down my writing credit."

With the amount of available outlets for filmed entertainment exploding exponentially each year, the demand for screenwriters at nearly all levels below the “Studio Tentpole Writer Line” grows ever higher. But so does the number of producers and companies jumping … Read More