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Episode 61: Screenwriter, Playwright and Professor Richard Wesley

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On the next Double Down Film Show we’ll be having an in-depth conversation with celebrated Screenwriter, Playwright and Professor - Richard Wesley. Richard is the comic mind behind the iconic 70’s smash hits Uptown Saturday Night and Let’s Do It Again starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and an all-star casts of A-List Black comedians. He has also penned many other titles for stage and screen including Native Son, Deacon’s for Defense, 100 Centre Street, Mandela and de Klerk and Bojangles amongst many others. Richard still actively writes for the stage and screen and is currently chair of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Rita Burton Dramatic Writing Program. · What are the most common MISTAKES among new writers? · What does writing give you the POWER to do? · What should each scene BUILD on? · How did Sidney Poiter TRAIN him for showbiz? · How do you actually LEARN the craft of writing? Come get a candid crash course M.F.A. in dramatic writing and listen to the whole inside story of how two feature comedies with an all-Black cast made film history and became break-out hits and instant classics…only on the Double Down Film Show. Y’all know how we do. Filmmaking Reality Starts HERE.
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