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Craig Phillips is a San Francisco-based writer who has worked in film and journalism in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles for many years. He has been a script reader and development associate in Hollywood for directors Jon Avnet, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (My So Called Life, Glory, The Last Samurai); and also worked for HBO, Miramax, Dimension and Mandeville Films. He has optioned several screenplays, most recently "The Prisoners" to director Charles Burnett (To Sleep With Anger; Killer of Sheep); and is now at work on two top-secret projects. He has also won the Hollywood Screenplay Award, and a National Society of Arts and Letters TV writing contest. He has taught writing at 826 Valencia, Fort Mason Center and at California College of the Arts (CCA), where he holds an MFA. He is currently interactive editor for Independent Lens* and ITVS, and was previously a longtime film reviewer and editor for GreenCine.

[*This blog also does not necessarily reflect the beliefs or opinions, political or cinematic or otherwise, of the proprietors of Independent Lens.]


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