Philip Hughes

Screenwriter, Educator
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Phil entered the film industry working for the MEDIA Programme’s development fund in the 1990s, latterly as Head of Fiction.

From 2000-2012 Phil was full-time screenwriter, developing over 20 feature length scripts including produced feature films, Thunderpants (Pathé, 2002) and I Want Candy (Ealing Studios 2007), five episodes of the BBC’s popular children’s TV series The Queen’s Nose, documentaries and web films. Phil has co-written a number of scripts with director Peter Hewitt (Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, The Borrowers, Garfield) for production companies in Europe and the US. Phil is also an experienced script editor for film and TV.

Phil is Course Leader for BA(Hons) Film & Screen degree at Regent’s University, London.

Phil and Ted Wilkes (also speaking at LSF 2020) are currently in the process of writing their first joint book outlining their unique take on the process of structuring a story. The Beginning, The Middle & The End will be available soon where all good books are stocked.

Philip Hughes is appearing at the following sessions:

2:00pm Every Payoff Needs a Setup

2:00pm Every Payoff Needs a Setup

If you have a problem with your end, you really have a problem with the beginning. Every payoff needs a setup. The more satisfying the payoff, and we all love a good ending, the more work the writers have done in the first thirty pages of the script.

3:00pm Script Chat, Pay Off Style with Phil Hughes & Ted Wilkes

3:00pm Script Chat, Pay Off Style with Phil Hughes & Ted Wilkes

Directly after their session “Every Payoff needs A Setup,” Phil & Ted will be in Zoom to take your questions. Find the link via all the usual outlets, and have your questions ready!