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Phil on the ISA Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch List!

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

ISA Spotlights Top Screenwriters Screenwriter Phil Parker has been honored by the International Screenwriter’s Association with his inclusion on the ISA’s Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018 List this week. Chosen from their 10,000+ members, the list includes screenwriters who have had films produced, been hired by production companies, won…

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Phil’s WWII script ‘THE THIRD BOMB’ – option, RENEWED!

Nov 3, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting News , , , , , ,

BAFTA-winner renews option on WWII script BAFTA-winner Sias Wilson has just announced the renewal of his option on Phil Parker’s multi-award winning WWII script ‘The Third Bomb’. Sias, best known for Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (documentary), Hannibal (TV movie), The Golden Bowl (film), and Space Race (TV mini-series) , has…

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HAZE (2017) – #MOVIETRAILER

Sep 20, 2017 Phil Parker 0 Movie Trailers, Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting Articles , , , , , , ,

HAZE – Fraternity from hell? Or a helluva fraternity? This trailer for Haze takes me back! Granted, I only got a brief taste of the fraternity life in college, but what an eye opener it was! And not in a good way. Find me Animal House! During the 80s, I went…

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Script rewrite for client advances in major screenwriting competition!

Aug 21, 2017 Phil Parker 1 Screenwriting News , , , , , ,

This year I was hired to rewrite the Aussie sci-fi feature script, KINDRED (story by Josh Bryer). My client was stoked with the results: “My story ‘Kindred’ is now a unique, fun and powerful screenplay because Phil challenges your story to be the most potent it can be. He really…

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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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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: Casablanca (1942)

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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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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ON SCREENWRITING: How to polish a draft

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

The first three steps every screenwriter should take. Writing a draft of a screenplay is incredibly hard, yet rewarding, work for most screenwriters. 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 isn’t one.…

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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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