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Making Your Characters Interesting: the FIRST step

Mar 2, 2018 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting, Screenwriting News, Writing , , , , , , , , , ,

In screenwriting, you’ve only got the first 10 to 15 pages to make people care about your hero. Make them count! #screenwriting #amwriting #storiesbyphil #writerforhire

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CATSAWAY movie project WOWS at Abu Dhabi festival

May 13, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , ,

CATSAWAY creates a buzz in the UAE Last year director Fadel AlMehiri at Tent Pictures Productions hired me to develop an idea for his animated feature film concept – the CATSAWAY movie project. He was thrilled with the result: “My concept for the Catsaway movie is now a perfectly constructed and very…

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Apr 14, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , ,

CASABLANCA: WHAT I LEARNED THS TIME Last week, at my local cinema, I had the privilege of seeing a digital restoration of the classic film Casablanca. I’ve seen it a million times, but this was my first time seeing it in a theater. It was just as awesome as you’d…

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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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Indigenous Australian sci-fi script finished. Client stoked!

Mar 9, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting, 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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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 Screenwriting, 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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WRITING SAMPLE – ‘The Third Bomb’ (WWII action/ adventure)

Feb 7, 2017 Phil Parker 2 Screenwriting, Writing Samples , , , , , , , , ,

SPEC SCRIPT TELLS OF A THIRD ATOMIC BOMB IN WWII Below is a thrilling 5-page action opener from The Third Bomb, screenwriter Phil Parker’s multi-award winning spec script. The Third Bomb is currently under option with BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson (FLYING MONSTERS, HANNIBAL, THE GOLDEN BOWL, SPACE RACE). Efforts to package…



Feb 6, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting, Script Writing, Writing for TV , , ,

“Foyle’s War was one of my favorite shows to work on when I was a Creative Producer at the BBC. This particular spot I did was nominated for Promo of the Month.” Written, edited and produced by Phil Parker.

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