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Big Break Competition Update!

Oct 18, 2016 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

21-11-16 UPDATE: The Third Bomb beat out thousands of other scripts to make it to the semifinals. One of the world’s top 10 screenwriting competitions – Final Draft’s Big Break Contest – announced its quarterfinalists earlier this month and my WWII action/ adventure script ‘The Third Bomb’ made the list! Very…

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Screenwriter Phil Parker hired again!

Sep 28, 2016 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

Job complete. Client thrilled. Hired again! That’s the kind of news I love to hear! Recently, the award-winning filmmakers at Tent Picture Productions contracted me to write a comprehensive treatment/ outline for their animated feature film, ‘A Street Cat Named Anbar’. With only minimal character outlines and a basic concept…

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Black List Praises Indigenous Sci-Fi ‘Kindred’

Jun 10, 2016 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

Great feedback continues to roll in for our Indigenous sci-fi feature-length screenplay, ‘Kindred’! The prestigious (and notoriously hard to please) film industry website, The Black List, had this to say: “Kindred is imaginative, action-packed, and exciting… filled to the gills with obstacles and action, never letting the stakes or danger let…

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Indigenous Sci-Fi script ‘Kindred’ Earns High Praise

Jun 4, 2016 1 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

Off the back of his multi-award winning screenplay, ‘The Third Bomb‘, screenwriter Phil Parker was hired to write ‘Kindred‘ – an action/ sci-fi story by director Josh Bryer. Set in the Australian Outback – and with Indigenous Australians in lead roles – Kindred is a rollicking adventure in the vein…

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Screenwriting job complete. Client thrilled!

Apr 17, 2016 4 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

After being selected from a short list of screenwriters, I was hired to turn the outline of a great story into a great screenplay. But only pages 15 to 85! The client was to write the rest. However, once I finished – the client was so happy with my work…

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ON SCREENWRITING: How to introduce main characters

Mar 17, 2016 0 Screenwriting, 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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