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Training Archive
4 JUL: Creating Violence for Stage & Screen
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26-28 JUN: Tools of Directing The Actor
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20 JUN: Story & Treatment
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Reality TV - Directing Live Drama
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26 APR: Director to Actor to Director
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10-12 APR: Tools of Directing The Camera
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28-30 NOV 2014: Tools of Directing The Actor
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28 MAR: From Start to Screen
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8 NOV 2014: Seminar Tools of Directing
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Tools of Directing: England 2014
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22 Feb 2014: Tools of Directing Seminar | London
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Tools of Directing: UK Tour 2013 | Wales, Scotland, N-Ireland
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11-13 OCT Tools of Directing CAMERA Master Class
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4-6 OCT: Meisner Master Class with Stephen Bayly
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6-8 SEP: Tools of Directing SCRIPT Master Class
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Tools of Directing Actors - Simon Phillips master class (31 May - 2 Jun 2013)
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Tools of Directing Camera - Simon Phillips master class (22-24 Mar 2013)
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Simon Phillips - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT Weekend Masterclass
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Simon Phillips - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE CAMERA - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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Directors Guild Workshop: CREATING VIOLENCE PART DEUX - PRACTICAL MAGIC FOR STAGE & SCREEN
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SIMON PHILLIPS WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING - THE ACTOR
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE ACTOR - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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Directors Guild Workshop: STEPHEN BAYLY - AN INTRODUCTION TO MEISNER ACTING TECHNIQUE FOR DIRECTORS
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SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
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SIMON PHILLIPS - INTRODUCTION TO TOOLS OF DIRECTING
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Directors Guild Workshop: STEPHEN BAYLY - INTRO TO MEISNER ACTING TECHNIQUE FOR DIRECTORS - 30th Oct
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SIMON PHILLIPS - ADVANCED TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE CAMERA WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - 1st - 3rd October 2010
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Director Guild Workshop - STEPHEN JEFFREYS - STORY & TREATMENT - Saturday 8th May 2010
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SIMON PHILLIPS - ADVANCED TOOLS OF DIRECTING ACTORS WEEKEND MASTERCLASS - 2nd to 4th July 2010
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Director Guild Workshop - TERRY BESSON - VOICEWORK FOR DIRECTORS - Sunday 15th August 2010
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Directors Guild & FuseLondon Workshop - CASTING & AUDITIONING ACTORS - 25th April 2010
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Directors Guild Workshop - CREATING VIOLENCE FOR STAGE & SCREEN - 21st March 2010
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Advanced Tools of Directing by Simon Phillips
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Saturday 21 November 2009: Introduction to Meisner Technique - with Stephen Bayly
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'Getting Performances from Actors' with Herbert Wise
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Getting Performances from Actors' with Herbert Wise
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Alexander Mackendrick on Film-making: An introduction to the craft of the director with Paul Cronin
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Getting Performances from Actors, with Herbert Wise: 28 January 2008
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Simon Phillips - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT Weekend Masterclass
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DATE:   Fri 7 Dec, 7-9pm
             Sat 8 Dec, 10am-5pm
             Sun 9 Dec 2012, 10am-5pm
VENUE: 148-150 Camden High Str, London

Have you ever felt there was some deep, dark secret that great directors weren't telling us?

SIMON PHILLIPS is a Direction Coach for feature film and high level TV directors, including directors of the recent Scandinavian Series The Killing and The Bridge.  Oscar and EMMY award winning professional writers, directors and producers have worked with Simon’s unique approach.

Directors need to have the tools to direct the development of their script effectively. es
pecially if they write/direct and yet keep their creative ideas fresh and true. This concentrated workshop has highly participative, practical exercises designed to give directors (producers and writers) those tools to:

•    Learn a whole new approach to understanding your script
•    Discover how to identify the strengths in your screenplay
•    Give the right feedback to overcome problems 
•    Use surprise, mystery, and suspense to meet the needs of your audience
•    Increase your self-confidence under the pressure of script meetings
•    Improve prospects of success of your film project

This concentrated workshop is built around a series of highly participative, practical exercises designed to give directors (producers and writers) the tools they need to craft and work with their script.

TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE SCRIPT have been used successfully on award-winning films and by first-time feature film directors to secure the funding they needed to take their project forward.



“Simon's seminar is very helpful for anyone working with, or developing scripts. The development of scripts stays focused on the changes within and between characters, which both reveal character and move the story forward. Simon has a very interactive and fun way of conducting the seminar, which makes the material accessible and easily learned.”  - LINDA SEGER | Author ‘How to Make a Good Script Great'

"The Tools of Directing training is incredibly valuable, unforgettable and transformative. What is most extraordinary is how, in a couple of hours, you can forge new directing skills and outgrow redundant bad habits."  -  BILL ANDERSON | Director of the 2012 EMMY award nominated Case Histories


"These are simple tools, and yet some of the most powerful, eye-opening methods ever revealed about how to instantly succeed in directing."

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