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Online: Screenwriter’s Happy Hour with Joey Plager

November 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FilmLab Presents

Screenwriter’s Happy Hour with Joey Plager

November means the holidays will be in full swing. It’s time for family, food, and Hallmark Movies! Please join us at the FilmLab Screenwriter’s Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, PST. The Zoom Room opens at 5 PM. Read Zoom Details below and then register at the link here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2orzkoH9bADcKQAcmcRClQbs-uZI9s

About Joey Plager


Our very special guest for this Happy Hour is Joey Plager…one of the premiere producers of Hallmark Christmas (and Hannukah) movies. Joey will talk about finding the best material, and what goes into packaging and selling it to the networks, as well as discussing how he works with the writers and director to shape the finished product. Joey has been both an award-winning producer and a senior executive with such entertainment companies as eOne, Hearst, Lifetime, and Showtime, giving him over thirty years of experience working with and for major international studios and networks. His insight into the perspectives of both buyer and seller makes him the rare media player who can identify and connect opportunities in both traditional and emerging marketplaces. To date, Joey has produced forty TV movies for Hallmark, Discovery, Lifetime, and VH1 and is actively packaging intellectual properties with talent and optioning and developing books and formats for feature films and television series. If you want to get an insider’s view of the television movie business, and the state of the TV business in general, join us on November 8th to chat with Joey Plager.




About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.


Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

Register for the meeting at the link provided above. On the day of the meeting, click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. For more Zoom support, please contact Zoom directly.

See you there!


November 8, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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