Tom Stempel taught film history and screenwriting from 1971 to 2011 at Los Angeles City College, and has contributed to Slant Magazine and Creative Screenwriting. He has also written six books on film, five of them about screen and television writing. You can learn more about his books here. His latest book is Understanding Screenwriting: Learning from Good, Not-Quite-So- Good, and Bad Screenplays. The book evolved into his column “Understanding Screenwriting.” In the column he reviews movies and television from the standpoint of screenwriting. He will be looking at new movies, old movies, and television movies and shows, as well as writing occasional other items, such as appreciations of screenwriters who have died, plays based on films, books on screenwriting and screenwriters, and assorted other sundries.