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    Larry Wilson

    I’m A WORKING SCREENWRITER with iconic hits like Beetlejuice and The Addams Family in my resume, a movie in production, projects in development, plus I’m constantly writing my own screenplays. I understand screenwriting deeply because it’s what I do, not just what I teach.


    I was a Creative Executive at Paramount Pictures, working directly with Jeff Katzenberg, the former president of Disney Pictures and founder of DreamWorks. I’ve worked with great writer/directors like James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow and of course, Tim Burton. I was also a story analyst for every major studio in Hollywood, reading hundreds of scripts.


    I’ve taught script writing, script analysis and my specialty, Horror & Fantasy for 30 years at the University of California Los Angeles Extension Program. I’ve taught dozens of private workshops.


    What’s unique about my experience is that I’ve worked successfully on “both sides of the desk”. I can help you write your best screenplay and also help you understand how to sell it.


    I can teach you how to market your screenplay and yourself...

  • 1-year Script Mentoring Program


    For the dedicated writer ONLY! I will mentor you through the process of developing your script. We will start with YOUR original idea, and together work through the process of outlining, script treatment, scene development, world building, character development, dialogue, and Acts 1, 2, 3. YOU will be doing the writing, and I will be guiding you though CONSTRUCTIVE feedback through out the process. A one- on-one zoom meeting will be scheduled once a week for customized screenwriting lessons and to go over my notes and feedback on your writing. How much you get accomplished will be based on how much time you dedicate to writing your script. Full time writers can accomplish a completed screenplay within 1 year. AUDITION, SIGNED CONTRACT, AND WRITING SAMPLE ARE REQUIRED to make sure YOU will get the most out of this program. LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES AVAILABLE. To purchase please visit www.TheWilsonWorkshop.com or click on the link below.

  • Workshops and Consultations

    REAL Hollywood Screenwriting

    Drawing from decades of experience, both as a Screenwriter and a studio executive, my workshops and consultations are designed to give you the REAL Hollywood screenwriting lessons and feedback.

    New Book!












    The Larry Wilson Podcast








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    Larry Wilson

    Beetlejuice - Co-Writer & Co- Producer

    Beetlejuice : The Broadway Musical - Story By

    The Addams Family - Co-Writer

    Tales From The Crypt - Writer/Director

    Creative Executive for Paramount Pictures

    Head Of Development Walter Hill's the Phoenix Company

    Story Analyst - Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures


  • Caroline Thompson

    Edward Scissorhands,

    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas,

    The Addams Family, Homeward Bound, The Secret Garden,

    City of Ember

    "Larry Wilson and I co-wrote the screenplay to THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Working together, we had more fun and more laughs than anyone should ever be allowed to have at work. Beyond being delightful company, Larry is also a walking film encyclopedia, an endless fount of ideas and a tremendously generous spirit. I can't say enough good things about him. Anyone who lets Larry into their life can count themselves among the luckiest of people anywhere around."

    Les Bohem

    Twenty Bucks, Dantes Peak, Daylight,

    Taken (Primetime Emmy for Best Mini-Series),

    Shut Eye

    "Larry Wilson is the perfect screenwriter - he knows movie structure better than anyone I know, and is he only writer who has never once let his knowledge of that structure interfere with his imagination. He brings both the craft of that knowledge and the art and joy of that imagination to his teaching. New writers will find inspiration and practical advice, and seasoned vets will find a stimulating reminder of why they got into this outlandish business in the first place."

    Eric David Wallace

    Larry Wilson Screenwriting Consultation

    "Larry Wilson is a shining light of hope amongst the dark choppy sea of uncertainty that is screenwriting."

    Pip Farquharson​

    Larry Wilson Screenwriting Workshop Student

    "I don’t think I’ve ever sat in any classroom and hung on to every word like that. It was informative, inspiring and invaluable."

    Alison Mcgarry

    Larry Wilson Horror & Fantasy Workshop Student

    "The perfect introduction for anyone with an inkling to write a screenplay. Through series of fun and imaginative writing exercises, we learned to turn sparks of ideas into concrete storylines. Larry guided us through every step, giving lots of personal feedback and entertaining anecdotes about his career and creative process."

    Aldert Van De Tuin

    Larry Wilson Horror & Fantasy Workshop Student

    "Larry Wilson is a gifted teacher with an infectious enthusiasm for your learning process and development. Thanks to his enlightening lessons and his positive approach, I feel more than capable of finally writing my first screenplay. A must for writers who are looking for the tools to get further."

    Michiel ten Kleij

    Larry Wilson Horror & Fantasy Workshop Student

    "I’ve been writing for about a decade and never has someone helped me out with such an artistic eye for story and opening directions in my mind that I haven’t explored yet.Thank you also for making me think and feel that I have a good, substantial story on paper. Your workshop inspired me a lot."