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Maybe you have the rights to a book, an article or someone’s life story that you want to turn into a screenplay. Or maybe you just have an idea that you think would make a great movie. Whatever your starting place, the key to ending up with a great script is planning.

Before a screenwriter commits to typing page one of a script, they need to drill down and discover the most important thing of all:

what is the beating heart of their story?

In other words, what will make an audience care about the characters and the journey they go on.

Once identified, the screenwriter can then start planning the structure of their screenplay:

character outlines

plot outlines

script treatments

Whatever the combination of tools the screenwriter uses, the ultimate goal is to have a well-thought-out first draft so that the project doesn’t get bogged down in endless rewrites.

Phil’s method ensures your first draft reads like a fourth or fifth draft.

If you have questions about hiring a screenwriter, get in touch today for a free chat and a quote.

Available on a work-for-hire basis as the sole screenwriter, or as a collaborator.


Writing Samples


WWII Action/Adventure

LOGLINE: When the by-the-book pilot of the third atomic bomb mission crash lands on a Japanese island, he's imprisoned with Allied POWs and must find a way to stop a disgraced Japanese commander from capturing the bomb...before he’s forced to detonate it himself.


Animated Family-friendly

LOGLINE: When a city declares stray animals illegal, a newly-homeless house cat must help a motley crew of street cats outsmart the feline mafioso who stands between them and the safety of a purr-fect new home.

STATUS: in production


Sci-fi Action/Adventure

LOGLINE: A man who refuses to face his past is visited by his future daughter, with a desperate plea: confront his childhood tormentors, before they kill him and enslave the world.


Sports Action/Drama

LOGLINE: A poor Indian girl dreams of winning gold at the Winter Olympics with her best friend, but when he dies because of a competitor's jealous parent, she must find justice to honor his memory before it's too late.