FiLMLaB Adds Showrunner for its Web Series Project:

With, the experiment is still you! See your original episodic story made into a three-episode webseries.

Willamette Writers and FiLMLaB are thrilled to announce that veteran network television writer and producer F.J. Pratt has agreed to helm this year’s program, an Episodic Storytelling LaB:!

About Showrunner F.J. Pratt

F.J. Pratt has been a television comedy writer for twenty-five years, starting on the writing staff for network shows including “Frasier,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy; “Ellen,” the “coming out” season; and ABC’s “Less Than Perfect.” For three years, he was the Executive Producer/Showrunner of “Sullivan & Son” on TBS. F.J. has developed shows for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, Dreamworks, Imagine Entertainment, and Disney. For the past five years, F.J. has been an adjunct professor at the John Wells Division of Writing for the Screen & Television at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and now F.J. has agreed to lend his talents to become FiLMLaB’s first “showrunner.” 2018 Kicks Off with Television and Webseries Writing Workshops This Winter 2018 kicks off this winter with workshops on television and webseries writing and episodic story structure. After completing these workshops, our participating writers will be challenged to write and submit a script for a proposed micro-webseries pilot. The winning pilot will be developed into a three-part micro-webseries produced by–three episodes, five minutes each in length, telling the conflict, escalation, and resolution of the winner’s concept. The top writers from this judging will be offered seats in the “writers’ room,” where F.J. Pratt will work with the staff writers on the final scripts for the series.

We anticipate shooting the micro-webseries episodes in late Spring and early Summer of 2018.

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