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  • Film Doctor – On Call for Your Film!

    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?

    Good doctors don't dispense the same medicine to everyone - they make decisions based on your symptoms and your needs.

    Film Doctor offers the same for your film/script - individual assistance and remedies based on where YOU want to take it.

    No two films are alike!


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Film Doctor - Identity Thief

Lessons in Hollywood screenwriting from Craig Mazin (Identity Thief, The Hangover 2 and 3)

Hi Film Folk,   Today The Film Doctor Team share tips, tricks and personal stories from successful Hollywood screenwriter and Scriptnotes host Craig Mazin (Identity Thief, The Hangover 2 and 3) as shared on a recent Reddit AMA.   We’ve cut out the fat, to serve a nice, lean overview of what Craig recommends. Check it out below!     What are some common … Continue reading

Film Doctor - Los Angeles

Monday Prescription – Should I be in LA?

Hi Film Folk, We hope you’ve enjoyed/are enjoying the April festivities (if such is relevant to you) and are ready to dive into another week of work? For this week’s Monday Prescription, the Film Doctor team dig into a much argued-over topic – should all filmmakers move to Los Angeles? There are some studio writers working from … Continue reading

Film Doctor - Joel Hopkins

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Joel Hopkins

Hello Film Doctor friends So here lands another Fun Friday and, this week, we enjoy the favourite films of Joel Hopkins – the director of “The Love Punch” (starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson).   Here are Joel’s thoughts:   “I’m very attracted to films that have exactly what we’re talking about, this balance between whimsy … Continue reading

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Monday Prescriptions – Do Female Filmmakers Sabotage Themselves?

Hello Film Doctor friends. With another great edition of the Birds Eye View Film Festival just wrapped, the Film Doctor team have decided to pick the much-discussed topic of gender in the film industry for this week’s Monday Prescription. We’re hoping to shine light on both perspectives, ‘general’ and that of female filmmakers themselves, by looking at the … Continue reading

Director Marc Webb

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Marc Webb

Hello Film Doctor friends. How was your week? We have once again arrived at a Fun Friday. With the release of “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ in UK cinemas, the Film Doctor team looks at movie choices from Director  Marc Webb (“Amazing Spider-Man”, “(500) Days Of Summer”).     His concrete list of film picks is rather short, but here is why: … Continue reading

Film Doctor 100th Monday Prescription

Monday Prescriptions – The Centennial One

Hello Film Doctor friends. We’re excited to introduce our 100th Monday Prescription today! For the last 2 years, the Film Doctor team have tried to be of great help to you every Monday, sharing whatever tips and insights we can to support your projects – whether at idea stage or a finished movie. So today, we attempt to place every main lesson we’ve amassed … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Double Bill: Richard Ayoade and Darren Aronofsky

Hello Film Doctor friends. Today we have a “double bill” Fun Friday , with two different, yet equally anticipated, movies gracing the UK screens this weekend -  a doppelganger comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, “The Double”  and Russell Crowe-led biblical blockbuster  “Noah”.     First up is “Noah’s Director, Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “Requiem for a Dream”, “The Wrestler”) – the Film Doctor team came across the following picks: “Angel … Continue reading

Film Doctor - Coll Anderson


Hi Film Folk, It’s time for the Film Doctor team to be excited and proud again! We have a new addition to our interview section. This time, we spoke with Coll Anderson, the wonderful supervising sound effects editor, mixer and recordist of films such as Dead Man, Fargo, Revolutionary Road, Broken Flowers, Black Swan, Melancholia, Martha … Continue reading

Film Doctor Cooking and Filmmaking

Monday Prescriptions – Why Filmmaking Is Like Cooking

Hello Film Doctor friends. We hope you’re ready to take on a new working week, challenging yet rewarding. Got anything ‘cooking’?     And we’re not only speaking metaphorically of your forthcoming plans/projects - the Film Doctor team would like to suggest that there is a parallel between cooking and filmmaking.     The Recipe Any cookbook has its … Continue reading

Film Doctor Asghar Farhadi

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – Asghar Farhadi

Hello Film Doctor friends. This Fun Friday is going to be full of frolics, indeed, as we welcome “Muppets Most Wanted” onto UK screens nationwide. For some insights on his work process & inspirations, head over to this interview with Director James Bobin.     In addition, we’re turning to Asghar Farhadi (Director of the Oscar-winning “A Separation”) for his favourite film influences, … Continue reading

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