Phil Savath

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Phil Savath (December 28, 1946 - November 3, 2004) was an American-born Canadian film and television writer and producer. He was most noted as a two-time Genie Award nominee for Best Screenplay, with nominations for Original Screenplay at the 4th Genie Awards in 1983 for Big Meat Eater[1] and Adapted Screenplay at the 10th Genie Awards in 1989 for The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick.[2]

His other film credits included Fast Company, Samuel Lount,[3] and Terminal City Ricochet.[4]

In television, he was a cocreator and star of the CBC Television children's comedy series Homemade TV and Range Ryder and the Calgary Kid in the 1970s.[5] He later wrote several episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210,[6] co-created the television series Max Glick with Stephen Foster and These Arms of Mine with his wife Susan Duligal,[7] and cowrote the television films Net Worth[8] and Little Criminals.[9]


  1. ^ "Top Genie prospects for Jack Miner move". The Globe and Mail, February 10, 1983.
  2. ^ "Dreaming of Genies". Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1989.
  3. ^ "A little-known Canadian hero gets his due". Ottawa Citizen, February 11, 1986.
  4. ^ "Aspiring screenwriters hope PRAXIS makes perfect: A scenario for success". The Globe and Mail, July 1, 1988.
  5. ^ "Insanity on board ship with the Homemade gang". The Globe and Mail, April 8, 1978.
  6. ^ "90210 hires local writer". Vancouver Sun, April 28, 1996.
  7. ^ "An inspiring romance: Phil Savath and Susan Duligal used their real- life love story as the basis for a new CBC comedy series, These Arms of Mine". Vancouver Sun, November 8, 2000.
  8. ^ "Puck-powered drama scores big on intrigue". Toronto Star, November 26, 1995.
  9. ^ "Little Criminals a chilling flick: Send kids to bed, director advises parent viewers". Hamilton Spectator, January 15, 1996.

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