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HERO’S JOURNEY: Midnight Run (1988)

Dec 20, 2016 0 Screenwriting, Screenwriting Articles

Screenwriter Phil Parker looks at the the Hero’s Journey in ‘Midnight Run’ (1988)

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WWII story ‘The Third Bomb’ secures BAFTA-winning producer.

Nov 8, 2016 4 Screenwriting News

WWII STORY ABOUT THE THIRD ATOMIC BOMB OPTIONED Phil Parker’s multi-award winning WWII story The Third Bomb has now been optioned by BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson (FLYING MONSTERS, HANNIBAL, THE GOLDEN BOWL, SPACE RACE) and many others. Sias’s experience as a producer, director and writer working with other BAFTA and Emmy-winners leaves…

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Hero’s Journey: The Treasure of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Nov 6, 2016 0 Films, Screenwriting, Writing

In this ongoing series, I give a basic breakdown of a film plot, as seen through the eyes of a screenwriter, and its use (conscious, or not) of a classic story structure that has its roots in the myths of ancient times. By seeing how different physical and emotional plot points…

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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 script KINDRED

Jun 10, 2016 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News

INDIGENOUS SCI-FI SCRIPT IMPRESSES THE BLACK LIST 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,…

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