William F. Phillips

Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Bill Phillips has written for most of the major studios, networks and cable companies. He won the Ace Award for Best Screenplay (with John Carpenter) for El Diablo, was nominated for the Edgar Award (with Brian Dennehy) for Shadow of a Doubt, and adapted Peter Maas' In a Child's Name, which was nominated for an Emmy as Best Miniseries. He has adapted Stephen King and Caroline Chute and has directed one feature for Paramount (There Goes the Neighborhood), which he wrote. He has been a member of the Writers' Guild of America since 1980 and has written about fifty screenplays, half of which have been made. His first produced screenplay was Summer Solstice, starring Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy. Lately, he has returned to film production, as head of Northern Lights Productions, out of Vermont.  Bill graduated as a Senior Fellow in Film from Dartmouth in 1971 and got his M.F.A. from U.S.C. in 1973. At Dartmouth, Bill teaches Screenwriting One and Two and MALS 226: Graduate Screenwriting.

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In recent years, Bill has returned to film production. His newest film is a documentary: Sabra, about the printmaker Sabra Field.

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Curriculum Vitae
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210 Black Family Visual Arts Center, Film and Media Studies
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Department:
Film and Media Studies
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Education:
MFA in Cinema (Writing and Production), University of Southern California 1973
AB, Senior Fellow in Film, Dartmouth College, 1971