I am a 20+ year veteran screenwriting teacher and story consultant. My website, screentakes.com, offers in-depth studies on screenplay story structure for film professionals. I have taught writing workshops and given my signature Script Analysis lectures at Lucasfilm, Pixar and the Film Arts Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area and The New School, School of Visual Arts, Film/Video Arts and New Jersey City University in the New York area. As a story consultant, I have worked with Pixar, Independent Television Service, Film Arts Foundation, Squaw Valley Community of Writers and numerous individual writers and directors. I studied screenwriting at Columbia University and the history of drama at New York University.