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FiLMLaBtv: Web Series Workshop on Plotting with Jenny Deiker Restivo

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get down to work on your web series or tv show with a primer on plotting with TV writer Jenny Deiker Restivo.

Join us

In this workshop, you'll learn different plotting techniques that will help you sustain your audience's interest throughout the entire season of your web series or tv show.

About Jenny Deiker Restivo

Jenny Deiker Restivo is the winner of the 2016 Launchpad Pilots Competition, and was listed on both the 2016 Young and Hungry List and the 2017 Bitch List. An alum of the 2018 Fox Writers Lab, she is currently a staff writer on Fox’s The Resident. 

How to join us

Register here to join us for this online workshop. You do not need to be present during the time of the recording to view the workshop. After you register, we will send you an email with a link to the online classroom.

You may register for one workshop for $50 per workshop, or you may register for the entire workshop series for $200. Willamette Writers members receive a discount of $50 off the full workshop series (total = $150).

The full series

Join us for the full workshop series online.


  • October 6, 2018
  • October 20, 2018
  • November 3, 2018


  • Rookie Screenwriting Mistakes
  • Production Costs
  • Writing Dialogue
  • Conveying Tone

About Willamette Writers and FiLMLaBtv

Willamette Writers, a Pacific Northwest Writer's Organization, is launching FiLMLaBtv: a web series script to screen competition that is open to all screenwriters.

Writers will submit their seven page web series pilots with 1-4 speaking characters. The pilots should have a fully developed story (a beginning, a middle, and an end), lead into the following episode, and be aimed at a general audience.

Industry professionals will choose nine finalists and one grand prize winner to join the Writer's Room led by showrunner FJ Pratt. You know Pratt from series like Ellen, Frasier, and Sullivan and Son. The writers will sit down with Pratt and hash out the pilot over a long weekend. They will participate in a table read with trained professionals, and then they will take the web series into production.

With the help of a director, producer, and the writing team, the pilot of the web series will be shot in Portland, Oregon. In the end, the winner of the competition will have a produced film to their name, and everyone in the Writer’s Room will walk away with an IMDB credit, and an experience they will never forget.

To find out more about FiLMLaBtv, go to willamettewriters.org/filmlab.


September 8, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Portland, OR United States


Willamette Writers
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