William F. Phillips

|Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Bill Phillips has written for most of the major studios, networks and cable companies. He won the Ace Award for Best Screenplay (with John Carpenter) for El Diablo, was nominated for the Edgar Award (with Brian Dennehy) for Shadow of a Doubt, and adapted Peter Maas' In a Child's Name, which was nominated for an Emmy as Best Miniseries. He has adapted Stephen King and Caroline Chute and has directed one feature for Paramount (There Goes the Neighborhood), which he wrote. He has been a member of the Writers' Guild of America since 1980 and has written about fifty screenplays, half of which have been made. His first produced screenplay was Summer Solstice, starring Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy. Lately, he has returned to film production, as head of Northern Lights Productions, out of Vermont.  His last documentary, Sabra, has won several awards. His current film project is The Final Climb, which has several Dartmouth alumni, faculty, staff and students on its crew. Bill graduated as a Senior Fellow in Film from Dartmouth in 1971 and got his M.F.A. from U.S.C. in 1973. At Dartmouth, Bill teaches Screenwriting One and Two and MALS 226: Graduate Screenwriting.

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381-6724 6-2470
Visual Arts Center, Room 210
HB 6194


  • MFA in Cinema (Writing and Production), University of Southern California 1973
  • AB, Senior Fellow in Film, Dartmouth College, 1971