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Streamed live on Mar 21, 2016
Hosts interview special guest Richard Hatem.
Richard Hatem (born November 2, 1966) is an American television and film screenwriter and producer. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). He is also a professor on staff with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), teaching a television writing class.
Hatem was born in Burbank, California and grew up in Monterey Park, California. Prior to his career in television writing and production, he was a waiter at Tony Roma's in Pasadena, California for several years. He also taught comedy traffic school for five years.
When asked when he knew he wanted to be a writer, he stated, "I thought it happened when I was in high school. But apparently I'd written and talked about being a writer since I was about five. I just don't remember it. Back then I thought I wanted to be an actor and a stand-up comedian. I've done a little of both and want to do more."
He attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Film production.
Hatem lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and children.
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