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WGA strike spec deals

WGA strike, Spec deals and Phil in the news

Apr 2, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting News , , , , , ,

WGA STRIKE LOOMS… SOME HOPE BLOOMS. The odds stacked against a screenwriter in today’s movie/ television world are pretty daunting. Beyond the everyday challenges of an outsider getting a script noticed in an ocean full of competitors, this month the Writer’s Guild of America is proposing a writer’s strike. Now,…

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SCRIPT REWRITING TIPS: 3 things to do BEFORE you start!

Mar 20, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting , , , , , ,

The real script writing is in the script rewriting…but wait! Just writing a screenplay is incredibly hard work for most screenwriters, let alone script rewriting! After many weeks/ months/ years of toil, it’s natural to ache for an immediate reward, but unless you’re being paid for that writing, there usually…

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BBC SHORTS: Trees

Mar 13, 2017 Phil Parker 0

A BBC Short written and produced by screenwriter Phil Parker for CBeebies, the BBC’s popular children’s channel. Robbie and Duncan talk about where trees come from.

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Indigenous Australian sci-fi script finished. Client stoked!

Mar 9, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting News , , , , , , ,

REWRITE OF INDIGENOUS SCI-FI ‘KINDRED’ FOR RED CENTRE FILMS. They say at least 90% of your career as a screenwriter will be spent rewriting other people’s scripts. It can be a major challenge, especially when the amount of work to be done is huge and the deadline is near impossible.…

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EXTRAORDINARY HOARDERS

Mar 4, 2017 Phil Parker 0

This promo for Extraordinary Hoarders was written and produced by Phil Parker for the C.I. Channel. Its touching portrayal of people who fall victim to their obsession for things achieved some of the channel’s highest-ever ratings.

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ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) – #MOVIETRAILER

Mar 2, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Movie Trailers , ,

ALIEN: COVENANT – GOING BACK TO BASICS? Watching the movie trailer for Alien: Covenant made me think of four things right away: King Kong Jurrasic Park Ridley Scott is going back to the franchise’s roots AWESOME! Not since James Cameron’s Aliens have I been this excited about a film in…

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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘Catsaway’ (Animated adventure)

Feb 23, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Writing Samples , , , , ,

Tent Pictures Productions hired me to write a 30-page outline for their animated feature film ‘Catsaway’. Below is an intriguing three-page outline of the opening 15 pages of the screenplay. Download the PDF file .

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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘Gold’ (2016)

Feb 21, 2017 Phil Parker 2 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , ,

Screenwriters – Make your hero earn it. Before I left for the cinema I checked Rotten Tomatoes. They had ‘Gold’ rated at 41% critics/ 51% fans. Normally, that’s a pretty good sign to avoid a film, but I’m a fan of some of those reality TV shows about gold mining,…

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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘Kindred’ (Aussie sci-fi/ adventure)

Feb 17, 2017 Phil Parker 2 Writing Samples , , , , , , ,

  The following screenplay sample is taken from an Aussie sci-fi adventure I was hired to write by Red Centre Films. They were so pleased by the work I did on the previous draft, that when they decided to tweak the concept, they hired me again! “Kindred is fantastic, adventurous,…

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