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FiLMLaB Semi-Finalists Announced!

by Ruth Witteried Happy Monday, Happy April and Happy Day to our FiLMLaB Script-to-Screen Semi-Finalists! Willamette Writers are thrilled to announce the advancement of the following writers and their winning scripts to the Semi-Final round of judging: Dinner with Netanyahu, written by, Stacy Jo Coffey Inspiration, written by, Barbara Thomas Java Rush, written by, Jennifer Kaczmarek…

Welcome Judges!

FiLMLaB is honored to announce our finalist judges for the 2013 Script-to-Screen Contest:   Erik Bork is best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe-winning work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon.  He has sold pitches, written pilots and screenplays on assignment for Universal Pictures,…

Script-to-Screen Deadline Arrives

I had the chance to hang out at the Willamette Writers House in West Linn Friday Night, where the doors were open, post-office-on-tax-day style.  Snacks and beverages and short films, including last year’s Script-to-Screen winner, “Alis Volat Propriis,” were on hand.   What did I learn?  Well, the vast majority of writers out there have figured…

Hit Send Before Midnight!

by Haley Isleib Hey there! There’s still time to enter this year’s FiLMLaB Script-to-Film contest. Congrats to all who have already entered this year’s FiLMLaB contest. Reach around right now and pat yourself on the back. You rock! To all those who haven’t entered yet–there’s still time! I sent in my script (via email) last year at 11:50pm…

What Can You Learn From Oscar Shorts?

by Ruth Witteried It is not easy to find the Oscar Nominated Shorts on Comcast Pay Per View. I found them once, then they seemed to disappear from cable and the internet. In fact, they had been pulled from the internet prior to the Academy Awards and a recent search turned up only their trailers.…

Why Short Film?

by Ruth Witteried Twelve days and counting till the March 15th Script to Screen deadline. Have you submitted your short script yet? While there are lots of short film festivals, you may very well question the benefit of writing a short or producing a short film. After all, do you attend short film festivals? Do…

Script to Screen Tips and Trips

by Ruth Witteried As the Willamette Writers kick off their second Script to Screen short screenplay competition, several writers have requested tips for creating successful entries, or at the very least that we share the ‘trips’ of previous submissions; the avoidable errors that we ran into most often when judging. Tip #1 Use professional script…

2012 FiLMLaB Winner – Alis Volat Propriis

2012 Winning Script – “Alis Volat Propriis” by Haley Isleib Winner of Best Comedic Short in the Oregon Independent Film Festival 2013, Official Selection at the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival 2013, and Official Selection at the Portland Film Festival 2014.

Welcome 2012 Judges

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