My interview with Professors Garland Waller (Boston University) and Richard Walter (UCLA)…

Professor Garland Waller of BU & Professor Richard Walter of UCLA

One question I repeatedly hear from aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers (as well as their family members, who contribute financially and emotionally to their loved one’s dreams) is this: Is it worth it to go to film school?  The word “worth” should be interpreted subjectively and not just in dollars and cents — and the word “film” is the umbrella term that, in the context of this question, includes television.

In this month’s column, I ask two very prominent professors to discuss their respective film and television programs: Professor Richard Walter, Chairman of UCLA’s graduate program in screenwriting and Professor Garland Waller, Director of the Television Graduate Program in the College of Communication at Boston University.

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