Welcome 2012 Judges

The judges for the final round of the 2012 Willamette Writers FiLMLaB script to screen competition are:

Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Eric Williams
Manager at Zero Gravity Management

Bio: After years as an agent at Paradigm Talent Agency and Writer’s & Artists Agency, Eric founded the management division of Zero Gravity in 2004; a full-service management and production company representing writers, directors and actors for Feature Films. Eric represents both up-and-coming talent as well as established professionals, with many clients in the studio system as well as the independent marketplace. Eric has judged numerous screenplay contests including Page International, Scriptapalooza and Final Draft Big Break. With strong ties to studios, independent financiers and agencies, Zero Gravity has the unique ability to not only sell client material and get studio assignments, but to also package projects in the independent world with top level talent. Zero Gravity prides itself on discovering new talent and making the long-term commitment to its clients. Feature films Eric’s clients have written include: Sherlock Holmes, The A-Team, The Cooler, Running Scared, Flawless, The Ant Bully, The Canyon, Arena, The Duke of Hazzard, and many more.

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Marilyn Atlas

Marilyn Atlas
Manager/Producer at Marilyn Atlas Management

Bio: Marilyn R. Atlas is equally at home in the worlds of film, television, and live theater. Among her film credits are Real Women Have Curves for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, A Certain Desire, starring Sam Waterston, and Brides March for Lifetime Television. Additionally, she produced the award-winning play, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday. She is scheduled to begin production in 2012 on a new play in San Antonio and is working with a first time YA novelist to bring their book to the screen. She is featured in the book Write Now! by Penguin/Tarcher Press, and is co-authoring a book on character. Committed to projects that reflect diversity, marilyn has been a constant presence at the National Association for Latino Independent Producers writer and producers conferences, as well as at various industry events, film festivals, and schools across the country.

Grace ledding

Grace Ledding

Grace Ledding
Producer at Agile Entertainment

Grace is an up-and-coming producer who began her career in entertainment ten years ago at the William Morris Agency. She is currently producing a film with Steve Carell at Warner Brothers, A Boyfriend for My Wife, as well as a series with TeenNick, based on the YA novel, My Life in Pink & Green. Most recently, Grace was Vice President of Development for Christine Peters and Michael Cerenzie (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days). Before joining Cerenzie-Peters, Grace was a Creative Executive at Intermedia Film, where she worked on several projects including Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Laura Linney and Ryan Phillipe, and The Hunting Party, starring Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg.

Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014's Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers' FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (visualmedia@willamettewriters.org)