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Walter Klenhard

Screenwriter-in-Residence (2012)
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A. Goddard College

Walter Klenhard is a filmmaker with varied and extensive credits. He began writing professionally in 1988 with the two-hour pilot for the ABC movie series B.L Stryker, starring Burt Reynolds. Since then he has written over twenty produced films. In 1993 he received an Edgar Award nomination by the Mystery Writers of America for The Last Hit.

More recently, he wrote the screenplay for Bringing Ashley Home (Lifetime Television Network, 2012). This true story was nominated for two Prism Awards (Best Drama and Best Performance, winning for the latter).

Klenhard directed his first film, The Haunting of Seacliff Inn in 1994, starring Ally Sheedy. He has directed six other movies, shooting in locations as far reaching as Nova Scotia, Vancouver Island, and the Australian Outback. His most recent directing credit was Lies Between Friends (Hallmark Channel, 2010), starring Gabrielle Anwar.

As a producer, his credits include both movies and network television series. He was Supervising Producer on the ABC series Extreme, starring James Brolin.

Walter began his career as an actor. As a teenager, he studied theatre in England and later continued at UCLA. In 1977 he turned professional and for the next decade appeared in numerous films, and television shows. His credits include "Midway", "Tom Horn" and, on TV, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."


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Emerson College students at Cannes Film Festival

Emerson Students Cannes Blog

Emerson students will be chronicling their experiences at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Read about their trip to the most prestigious film festival in the world.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.