Phil Hughes

Course Leader

Professional Biography

Phil Hughes is a screenwriter for film and television. He has developed numerous feature film and television scripts over the years. He has worked with some of the major producers in the UK and has also developed projects in Hollywood. He has two produced feature films to his name and a number of television credits.


  • 2018 – Studying for PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University
  • 2016 – 2017, Regent's University London, PGCHE
  • 1980 – 1983, Westfield College, University of London, English Lit 2:1 (Hons)

Relevant Past Employment


  • 2012 – current, Course Leader Screenwriting & Producing at RSCLA, Regent's University London
  • 2013 – current, Course Leader MA Writing For Stage and Screen at RSCLA, Regent's University London
  • 2009 – 2013, Screenwriting Tutor on Four Corners Training program for film school graduates from four European film schools.
  • 2011 – Screenwriting Tutor on ScriptEast Programme.
  • 2000 – 2002, Swiss Development Fund, Selecting film and TV projects for the Swiss government applying for development support.
  • 1995 – 2000, European Media Development Agency Head of Fiction, running an in-house team alongside a team of readers assessing film and television projects from 14 countries of the European Union for development support. Reporting directly to the European Commission in Brussels.
  • 1990 – 1995, European Script Fund Assistant to Head of Selection co-ordinating the reading and assessment of film projects from 14 countries of the European Union for development support


  • 2002 – THUNDERPANTS, Feature film. Mission Pictures/Pathe Pictures
  • 2007 - I WANT CANDY, Feature film. Fragile Films/Ealing Studios
  • THE QUEEN'S NOSE, Writer for series 4 & 5 of popular BBC series
  • DUSTY AND MUSTY, Four episodes of HIT Entertainment animated series
  • CARE SHORTS, Five short internet films for Brook Lapping
  • MONKEY LIFE, script editor/writer for series 5 & 6 of Channel 5 doc
  • ROYAL BIRDMEN, one-off documentary for Channel 5


  • THE NEST EGG, sixfoursixty productions
  • PSYCHO MAFIA, Roast Beef Productions
  • ROOTS & SHOOTS, freelance spec script
  • WHO’S GOT THE JOB?, freelance spec six part series for TV

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • A member of the Writers Guild of America