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Frederic Richter

Frederic Richter

Adjunct Instructor

Frederic Richter is a screenwriter, story analyst, and development executive. He is Director of Development at Tradition Pictures, an LA based production company, and has worked on TV shows for Showtime, The History Channel, and The Investigation Discovery Channel.  His feature length screenplay,  APPEARANCES, won 1st place in the Slamdance Screenwriting competition.  His AFI thesis film, MACHSOM, was screened at over twenty-five festivals and won numerous grants and awards.   At the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, he teaches cinema studies and classes on the entertainment industry.  He is on the Alumni Board at Sarah Lawrence College and the Board of the Hollywood Radio Television Society--Associates N.Y. He received an MFA in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Currently Teaching

The War Film: From the Battlefield to the Home Front

View and discuss eight films that depict war, both on the battlefield and at home.

Jewish History and Experience on Film

Explore the rich history of Jewish cinema and uncover a diverse array of experiences and emotions.

The Art of the Pitch: Film and TV

Create and hone your own three- to five-minute teaser pitch for a film or TV project, and learn how to sell yourself and your project.

Writing a Screenplay in Eight Weeks

This intensive writing course takes you from story idea to first draft of a feature-length screenplay in eight weeks.

Reaching for Representation: Agents, Managers, and Lawyers for Film and TV Writers

Learn how the services provided by managers, agents, and lawyers differ and how these keys figures can help to launch your film or TV writing career.