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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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ON SCREENWRITING: How to introduce main characters

Mar 17, 2016 Phil Parker 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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SCREENWRITER AT THE MOVIES: ‘The Martian’ (2015)

Oct 21, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , , , , , , ,

THE MARTIAN: Was the hero too perfect? I’ve seen The Martian twice now. The first time I really liked it. Gave it a 8.5/10. The second time, I liked it, but not as much. Gave it a 7.5/10. And now, looking into the future I’m wondering… will this be one…

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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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The Fantastic Snore: Why comic book movies leave me feeling empty inside.

Aug 5, 2015 Phil Parker 2 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , , , , ,

Tonight, the guy sitting behind us in the cinema caught some Zs while we were watching The Fantastic Four. At the end, his friend nudged him awake and the napper asked, “What happened?” Well, gee, I thought, where do I start? There were boring characters, a boring plot and a…

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‘Casablanca’ sucks?! WTF?

Jun 20, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting Articles , , , ,

Hard to believe, but it’s true… In the 1980s, this film’s script was sent to readers at a number of major studios and production companies under its original title, Everybody Comes To Rick’s. Some readers recognized the script, but most did not. Many complained that the script was “not good…

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HOW MANY RABBITS!?

Jun 18, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting, Writing for TV , , , , ,

A skit for the BBC’s kid’s channel, CBeebies. Concept and script by Phillip Parker. Hope your little one enjoys 🙂

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