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    FILM DOCTOR is an international script and film consultancy based in London, UK, offering script reading, script editing and film evaluation services.

    We also offer FREE weekly articles offering 'prescriptions' for film craft, film business and life.


    No two projects are alike. So why read "general film story" books and attend "making film" courses, when you can learn specific tips catered to YOUR film or script needs?

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    No two films are alike!


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In Conversation: Allan Starski (Production Designer of Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Oliver Twist)

Hi Film Folk, Today The Film Doctor Team bring you another exclusive interview-shaped treat for your film-hungry minds. Production Designer Allan Starski (Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Oliver Twist) joins us for a chat about his life, career and work process.     Interview by Ksenia Safrey   Allan, you grew up in war-time/post-war Poland – how did … Continue reading

Film Doctor Directors David Gordon Green and Brett Ratner

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Brett Ratner and David Gordon Green (but not a film list)

Hello Film Doctor friends. Is everybody enjoying the sun? Or air conditioned cinemas?! As you know, our “Monday Prescriptions”  and “Fun Fridays” have had a little hiatus, but we’re back and here’s a little something to honour this weekend’s release of  “Hercules” and “Joe”. Hercules director, Brett Ratner (producer of “Horrible Bosses”, director “X-Men: The Last Stand”)  has selected 5: The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002, dir. Nanette … Continue reading

Director Richard Linklater

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Richard Linklater

Hello Film Doctor friends How was your week? This week’s Fun Friday comes with the release of  “Boyhood” – a 12-years-in-the-making tale of growing up,  Richard Linklater‘s latest project. So we turn to Mr. Linklater (“Before Sunrise”, “Before Sunset”, “Before Midnight“, “Dazed and Confused”, “Bernie”) for a list of cinema favourites (as previously selected for Time Out: Director’s Choice, Sight & Sound and Criterion) … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Hollywood’s Favourite Films

Hello Film Doctor friends. Happy Independence Day to all of our US friends! In the spirit of the occasion, today’s Fun Friday post draws on a film selection from Hollywood’s key players. A total of 2,120 industry members, including Fox chief Jim Gianopulos, Disney’s Alan Horn, director Gary Ross, producer Frank Marshall, Warners’ Sue Kroll, agent Robert Newman, creator … Continue reading

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Monday Prescription – What makes a ‘nice shot’?

Hi Film Folk, In today’s Monday Prescription, The Film Doctor Team address one of the most talked about and, perhaps most misunderstood, aspects of film-making – the ‘nice’ or ‘iconic’ shot. Yes, we’re all familiar with ‘those moments’. ‘That’ shower scene in Psycho, or ‘that’ long tracking shot in Soy Cuba or Touch of Evil. Empire magazine … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Jon Favreau

Hello Film Doctor friends. Things have been a bit quiet at our HQ, huh? That’s because the Film Doctor team have been wrapping up all those “Summer Lovin” script and film marketing reports we’ve been lucky to work on – we still have 3 days of the offer left so jump in fast and email us for … Continue reading

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Monday Prescription – Why film it?

Hi Film Folk! Being Film Doctors, we, of course, focus on films. Short ones, feature ones. Independent, studio. Experimental, genre and formula driven. And our Monday Prescriptions try to inform on all aspects; idea generation, screenwriting, money raising, shooting technique, logistics, post-production, marketing and distribution. Whatever issue we’re helping with, it’s film, film, FILM!     … Continue reading

Director Atom Egoyan

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Atom Egoyan

Hello Film Doctor friends. How was your working week? This Friday the UK screens welcome a new release from Atom Egoyan (“Where the Truth Lies”, “The Sweet Hereafter”, “Chloe”), the Colin Firth / Reese Witherspoon-starring “Devil’s Knot”, and the Film Doctor team scouts for the Director’s cinema picks.   The Canadian Director first came to prominence in 1994, with “Exotica” , while 3 years … Continue reading

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Monday Prescriptions – Actors: Saviour, Luxury or Nuisance?

Hello Film Doctor  friends. Are you ready for a brand new working week? The Film Doctor team are charging forward with some of your projects  – remember, it’s “Summer Lovin’ 10% Discount” for all our Services. Email us with your needs! This Monday Prescription  we are discussing cast: what do (or can) actors mean to your project?     … Continue reading

Director Joe Dante at the 66th Venice Film Festival

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Gremlins 30th Anniversary

Hello Film Doctor friends. How was your week? We for one are looking forward to relaxing this Fun Friday with a special screening – of “Gremlins”!     Sunday 8th June marks 30 years (yes -30!!) since the US release of this freaky little film classic and so the Film Doctor team turn to its Director, Joe Dante, to re-visit … Continue reading

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