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

Nov 6, 2016 Phil Parker 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┬áplot points…

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Big Break Competition Update!

Oct 18, 2016 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , , , , , ,

21-11-16 UPDATE: The Third Bomb┬ábeat 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 Phil Parker 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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Screenwriting job complete. Client thrilled!

Apr 17, 2016 Phil Parker 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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A Warning to New Screenwriters by Billy Ray

Aug 9, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting , , ,

Brilliant bits of wisdom for new screenwriters from Billy Ray, screenwriter of Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games. This is an excerpt from his speech to the winners of the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. https://medium.com/art-science/a-warning-for-our-next-great-screenwriters-4af580c2e0b7. “The only variable you will ever have any control over is your willingness to…

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Black List review of ‘The Third Bomb’

Aug 3, 2015 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , ,

BLACK LIST READER LOVES ‘THE THIRD BOMB’ My WWII action/ adventure screenplay ‘The Third Bomb’ received a great review on the prestigious industry website ‘The Black List’ www.blcklst.com not too long ago. The life of a screenwriter is filled with lots of rejection, so it’s days like this I have…

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