Down to the Wire for the Willamette Writers FiLMLaB Script to Screen Competition

OK. This is it. Well, not really. But this is it for the early bird registration for the Script to Screen Competition. You have less than two weeks to get your script in for a measly $20 ($25 for non-WW members), and it can’t take you that long to write a seven page script, can it?

12x18 Alis posterI can’t begin to tell you what a great opportunity this is. Mainly because I’m not a screenwriter, but I’m thinking of becoming one, just because: You get your script made into a movie if you win.

That’s. Freaking. Awesome.

You get credit on IMDb. You get it sent out to local film competitions. (And one of the WW films – Alis Volat Propriis – won a Best Comedic Short Film at the Oregon Independent Film Festival and was a featured short narrative at the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival.) You get it shown to film consultants at the Willamette Writers Conference. Best of all? You get bragging rights to your family and friends. Just imagine being able to say, “Oh, me? Yeah. I’ve had one of my scripts made into a movie.” You might even get a movie poster with those awesome credits at the bottom listing your name as screenwriter.

The best part about it is that the location is set this year. It’s at the Cynthia Whitcomb House for writers. You know exactly where your film will be made and, since it’s a house, you can set it anywhere. A library, a bedroom, an office, a kitchen… There’s even a patio in the back for that awesome break-up scene. We’ll have an Open House early in the year in 2014 so you can check out the space, but, for now, you can take a virtual tour, or reserve a room for a day. Have a cuppa or a coffee, get inspired, and write a winning script that will get you a toe in the door. Yeah. Probably not a foot. But definitely a toe. A big toe.

Jenny Schrader

Jenny writes Young Adult novels, operates her urban mini-farm, has a passion for knitting, and works for a renown glass artist.