Phillips was named to The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Next Generation issue, which featured 35 of the hottest Hollywood executives under the age of 35 to watch. Some of the feature films and documentaries Phillips has packaged over years working with filmmakers including While You Were Sleeping, Hoop Dreams, 50 First Dates, Sleepless in Seattle, Peaceful Warrior, Brown Sugar, Like Mike, Stevie, Reel Paradise, Genghis Blues, Beyond the Call and Shottas.
A well-known face for years at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Phillips partnered with Canyons Ski owner Kenny Griswold to create several major events at the festival: Where Music Meets Film: Live From the Sundance Film Festival,a televised music special starring Babyface, Joss Stone, Lindsey Buckingham, Joan Osborne, Sean Lennon and Shawn Colvin; Chefdance, 10 days of fine dining for filmmakers by James Beard chefs from around the country; and The Airborne Lounge, a great hangout next to Harry O's where industry-ites and up-and-coming influencers can de-thaw and get introduced to the nation's number-one cold medicine.
Corner of the Sky is currently developing a remake of the critically acclaimed 1975 telefilm Something for Joey, which is about the inspirational connection between out-of-the-blue Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, who had leukemia. Also in the works is a feature franchise that Phillips and Tracey Edmonds are producing, based on the ever-popular Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt. Corner of the Sky recently closed a deal with Our Stories Films, the first fully urban entertainment film studio, to produce the studio's first motion picture comedy.
Phillips lectures about breaking into Hollywood on college campuses around the country. He remains very fond of his days at Duke University, where he received an AB in English and psychology. He also received an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management before joining the ICM talent agency. Phillips currently lives in Los Angeles with his two Labradors, Goose and Maverick, and his Almighty daughter, Jillian.
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