Richard Whiteside is a professional writer and a massive contributor to our RETV Program. As a writer, he’s contributed story elements and story ideas to Quantum Leap, JAG and script consulting on dozens of feature scripts. Since 1982, he has periodically worked on government projects as an analyst and technical writer. He’s authored two books: “The Screenwriting Life” through Berkeley Boulevard Books (Penguin Putnam’s trade paperback division) and “The Screenwriting Quick Start” (self-published), and penned over a dozen articles for Script magazine, most focusing on writing for television and production. In pursuit of screenwriting, he completed three years in UCLA’s Advanced Professional Program in Screenwriting and has taken dozens of additional writing courses and consumed several dozen screenwriting books.