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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 0 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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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘Gold’ (2016)

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 – ‘The Third Bomb’ (WWII action/ adventure)

Feb 7, 2017 Phil Parker 1 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-winner Sias Wilson, known for Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (documentary), Hannibal (TV movie),…

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