Philip has a profound understanding of what makes a script work – whether it’s the plot, the characters, the narrative arc /development of the story or the overall tone of the play. He also has a keen idea of what appeals to radio producers. His approach to your script is that of an industry insider who knows what will work both artistically and commercially. It’s difficult to think of any better investment in a script than asking Philip’s advice on it.
A plug too for the Script Consultant Newsletter which unfailingly brings joy to Friday morning’s inbox. With critiques of mainstream TV and film alongside less well known work (independent productions, stage drama), concise interviews with thoughtful industry movers and shakers, and news of the latest courses, it has a philosophy of seeking out the good and ignoring the bad. Numerous pundits are quick to criticize: to find something good on a weekly basis is a much more difficult task, but makes for a much more rewarding read. [Philip – when I think of your newsletter I always have the image of a tube of Opal Fruits (now Starburst) made up solely of red and purple ones].