FiLMLaBtv 2019 Writer’s Room
The 2019 winning script is “Stripes,” written by Alexandra Keister.
Keister, an executive assistant and screenwriter, has written two feature-length screenplays, both romantic comedies, and a handful of short screenplays that range from dark sci-fi to the classically uplifting my-dog-is-dead story. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2012 with a BA in English and a minor in writing. Her winning script, “Stripes,” explores the idea that not all family issues are black and white — even in a family of mimes.
FJ Pratt, FiLMLaBtv showrunner and writer for series like ELLEN and FRASIER, says “Alexandra Keister gave us an original, thoughtful script. We at FiLMLaBtv are excited to bring it to life.”
FiLMLaBtv will bring Keister’s script into the Writers’ Room, where she will be joined by runner-up, Jason Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt’s script, “Shoes,” was a big hit with the FiLMLaBtv judges, and Willamette Writers is excited to have Rosenblatt in the Writers’ Room this year.
The Writer’s Room
The winner and runner-ups will be joined by these talented screenwriters (in alphabetical order):
Congratulations to the 2019 FiLMLaBtv Writers’ Room!
The ten winners will meet to prepare “Stripes” for production in the Writers’ Room led by Pratt. Pratt will guide the writers through a post-table read of the web series, and then they will polish the pilot and map out the first season.
Produced by Alyssa Roehrenbeck
Keister will then take her script to the FiLMLaBtv crew, led by producer Alyssa Roehrenbeck.
Roehrenbeck is thrilled to bring “Stripes” into production. “Keister’s script is heartfelt and her story is original. It really speaks to Portland.”
Roehrenbeck, Pratt, and the entire FiLMLaBtv team look forward to next month’s Writers’ Room and producing the pilot of Alexandra Keister’s web series, which will premiere at the Willamette Writers Conference.