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FiLMLaB Heads To The Portland Film Festival

In case you missed it, FiLMLaB debuted its 2016 short film, INTERCEPT, at the Willamette Writers Conference earlier this month. We were pleased to have good turn out and an enthusiastic Q & A with the audience. But if you couldn’t make it to the debut, fear not, because this week FiLMLaB heads to the…

Willamette Writers Conference Networking Advice

We’re all engaged in this art form that can be brutally isolating. So, no matter how difficult connecting with new people can seem, it’s important for writers to do. The Willamette Writers Conference gives us an opportunity to come together and share the joy of writing with each other. But how do you break the…

Willamette Writers Conference Networking Opportunities

So you’re planning on going to the Willamette Writers Conference, eh? Well, before you go, you need to know the most important rule: You do not talk about the Willamette Writers Conference! No, wait, that’s something else. The first rule of the Willamette Writer’s Conference is: Have fun meeting other writers! Sure, the keynote speakers…

Books for Kids Touches the Lives of Children in Need

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to children

Willamette Writers’ Books for Kids program in partnership with Clackamas Barnes & Noble collected 3,541 new books and raised $1269.24 to purchase books for children in need. Thank you Barnes & Noble and all of the book-loving Willamette Writers supporters who helped us accomplish this feat! Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Fair and Book Drive…

FiLMLaB Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Last week our four finalists consulted with screenwriting mentor and 2016 FiLMLaB Director, Randall Jahnson, before diving into an optional script rewrite; a chance to improve their original seven page script with notes from our Celebrity Judges. By Thursday night, all of the revised scripts were in and ready to review by our Producers Circle,…

2016 FiLMLaB Finalists!

2016 FilMLaB Finalists logo

Our Celebrity Judges have had their say in evaluating our ten semifinalists over the last two weeks. Each writer will receive copies of their judges notes and ratings, and a few will use those notes to improve or enhance their scripts during the next phase of the FiLMLaB Contest: the optional rewrite. This is meant…

FiLMLaB 2016 Celebrity Judges

Since FiLMLaB began in 2012, we have always invited a handful of Hollywood experts to weigh in on the final few scripts in a round that has become known as Celebrity Judging. Not only does it get the work of aspiring screenwriters in front of a manager/agent/producer; when these same industry professionals attend our August…

2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists

Another round of reading and script evaluation has been completed! A new set of judges have weighed in to determine which scripts will advance to the next round. Without further ado, we are happy to announce the 2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists: DARLIN COMMIT ME, by Douglas Boom FRAME OF MIND, by Shaun Radecki OBJECT OF AFFECTION,…

Advance Manuscript Critique

Advance Manuscript Critiques

Advance Manuscript Critiques Open April 15 One of the best resources Anne found was the Advance Manuscript Critiques at the Willamette Writers Conference. Connecting The Advance Manuscript Critique gave Anne a chance to connect with a professional who read and critiqued her work. She then sat down for a meeting with that pro at the…