Dean Parker

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Dean is a screenwriter and playwright based in Auckland and winner of the inaugural Playmarket Award in 2012.

His plays include Midnight in Moscow, The Tigers Of Wrath, Other People's Wars, Slouching Toward Bethlehem, The Perfumed Garden, The Man That Lovelock Couldn't Beat, Baghdad Baby!, The Hollow Men and Tonite Let's All Make Love in London.

Parker has won screenwriting awards for the big-screen comedy Came a Hot Friday (adapted from the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson), which he co-wrote with Ian Mune, for the Welsh-Kiwi rugby tale Old Scores which he co-wrote with Greg McGee, and for the television depiction of life in newly-deregulated New Zealand, Share The Dream.

He wrote the feature Life's a Riot for television, and with Greg McGee co-created the '80s trucking series Roche and the gold mining drama Gold.

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