The Filmmaking Territory by Philip Sedgwick | Script Revolution

The Filmmaking Territory

An actress in Arizona during the silent film heyday, woos investors, competing directors, desperados and one very handsome cowboy as she aspires to stardom.

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This is a fictional account of the early days of filmmaking. During those days, Tucson, Arizona was quite the haven. With two viable American production companies competing with an extremely well-funded French company, the competition was fierce.

Image a starlet, film producers looking for money during a real estate boom, cowboys and desperadoes all seeking their perceived due place in the industry.

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This script is early in festival competition. Updates as placements and more are received.

Submitted: July 15, 2021
Last Updated: August 7, 2021

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The Writer: Philip Sedgwick

Philip wrote his first script at the prompting of a writer friend. He entered his second script, Neon Cactus, into the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship, which placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, more than thirty of his screenplays & films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions. Philip served as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival for the past several years, where he also presents screenwriting workshops. His produced short films have screened and won at many film festivals. A handful of feature scripts can be read on ScriptHop (links provided). It is my practice not to post short screenplays online. However, any... Go to bio

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