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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

Script to Screen: Selections from The Black List

Read screenplays that have appeared on The Black List, an annual ranking of the best scripts that have not yet been made into feature films.

War Films from the Other Side

View and discuss eight films that depict war from non-American perspectives.

Los Angeles on Film: A City of Dreams and Nightmares

Explore films that transport viewers to Los Angeles and grapple with the city’s multifaceted and contradictory nature.

Script to Screen: Oscar-Winning Screenplays

Explore the development process of award-winning screenplays, as they transform from script to screen to Oscar winner.

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.