RED CLIP VIDEO ADVISORY BOARD
The Red Clip Video team brings entertainment industry and broadcast journalism experience to the table – as well as our passion for helping companies of all sizes affordably present their best selves to the world. We deliver our best to clients every day by staying up on the latest trends and technology in making videos as well as regularly consulting with our advisory board of iconic filmmakers and storytellers for guidance.
Richard Walter is a celebrated storytelling guru, movie industry expert, and longtime chairman of UCLA’s legendary graduate program in screenwriting. A screenwriter and author of bestselling fiction and nonfiction, Professor Walter’s latest book is Essentials of Screenwriting. The newly released Mandarin language edition tops the list of film books on Amazon’s China site. His previous published works include the novels Escape from Film School and Barry and the Persuasions and screenwriting books The Whole Picture: Strategies for Screenwriting Success in the New Hollywood and Screenwriting: The Art, Craft and Business of Film and Television Writing.
He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all three networks. He has also written many informational, educational and corporate films. Professor Walter lectures and conducts masters classes on screenwriting and storytelling throughout North America and the world. He has conducted master classes in London, Paris, Jerusalem, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing, Sydney and Hong Kong.
UCLA-trained screenwriters have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus dozens of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including three recent Oscar winners for best screenplay: The Descendants, Milk and Sideways; and five Oscar nominations in the past five years.
Richard is a widely viewed pop culture critic and media pundit who has appeared multiple times on The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor,Hardball, ABC Primetime, Scarborough Country, CBS News Nightwatch, NPR, KABC-Talk Radio and numerous independent television and radio stations. More than a hundred newspaper and magazine articles have described his work and the program he directs at UCLA.
In addition to his stature in the media and academic world as a writer of substantial professional experience, Professor Walter is also a sought-after script doctor in Hollywood and also a court authorized expert in intellectual property litigation.
Jeffrey Davis has served as the Screenwriting Department Chair and Associate Professor of Film and TV Writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles since 2009.
A descendent of a long line of Hollywood entertainers, Jeffrey’s earliest memories involve sitting around the writers' table at Nate & Al's Delicatessen, where his father and his comedy writer cronies gathered over corn beef and Doctor Brown's Cream Soda, told war stories and tried to fix third acts.
Jeffrey began his own career writing jokes for Thicke of the Night. His comedy credits include Love Boat, House Calls with Lynn Redgrave, Give Me a Break, Different Strokes and Night Court. He has also written for such shows as America's Funniest People, America's Funniest Home Videos and Small Wonder, and has had film projects developed by Bette Midler's All Girl Productions, among others.
He has written documentaries for A&E, Discovery and the National Geographic Channel, and written a variety of corporate and informational videos. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles, including the recently published playSpeed Dating 101. He recently wrote a book wrote a book entitled Show Me the Funny! At the Writers Table with Hollywood’s Top Comedy Writers (Sterling 2010) with co-author Peter Desberg that provides readers a unique glimpse into the intelligent and quirky inner workings of the comedic mind. The book presents 27 top comedy screenwriters from the revered figures of television's “Golden Age” to today's favorite movie jokesters.Jeffrey has presented academic seminars on comedy and writing for universities and conferences across the United States. His written works on the craft of comedy and writing have also been published in The Comic Bible, Writers Store E-zine, The Wrap and Script Magazine, to name a few.
Jeffrey Davis' earliest memories are of sitting around the Writers’ Table at Nate & Al’s Delicatessen with his father and his comedy writer cronies. Writing credits: House Calls with Lynn Redgrave, Gimme Me A Break, Valerie’s Family, Night Court, America’s Funniest People, America’s Funniest Home Videos. Film projects with: Bette Midler’s All Girl.