At FiLMLaB, the experiment is you!

Tuesday night. You’re in your pajamas, streaming the latest season of MASTER OF NONE. Or GILMORE GIRLS. Or–no judgement–POWER RANGERS: TURBO. About four episodes in, the “Keep Watching” box pops up. If it has been one of those weeks, click the button.

But if you’ve ever wondered what it is like being on the end of a television show, then this might be your year.


FiLMLaB is heading into our sixth year of running our screenwriting contest, where the winner is awarded the ultimate prize: getting their script made into a professional-quality film. But this year, inspired by our desire to see more winners involved in the final product (and by our own Netflix binges), we decided to take the contest to the next level.

This year, FiLMLaB is going to make an episodic web series.

Anyone who is interested will participate in a “Writing for Television 101” bootcamp, and get the opportunity to workshop their own webisode concept. Don’t have any ideas? We will help with that, too. Writers will submit a written piece and be given feedback by professional film and television writers. Together, everyone will vote on the winning concept and Head Writers.

The Head Writers will work together in a “writer’s room” led by a real-life, industry show runner to polish and focus the concept. Together, they will write the final episodes that will be shot by FiLMLaB. The best part?

The episodes will be put online, and everyone who participated will get a real-life television credit.

So, go ahead. Watch that next “Shadow Rangers” episode. But if you’re ready to bring your own TV vision to life, click here to get involved.

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