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Every second Wednesday of the month, join us to network, talk shop, and learn all about the industry. Info below and at our Events Calendar.
Our 2022 FilmLabTV Writers’ Rooms!
We are proud to announce our 2022 FilmLabTV Writers Rooms in Comedy and Drama!
Our showrunners this year include Daphne Pollon and Grant Rosenberg, two veteran producers and screenwriters for shows like MacGyver, Star Trek, Lost Girl, Jeremiah, Sullivan & Son, and Murphy Brown.
Welcome to our Winners!
The Comedy Writer’s Room
James Murray V
Christina Cigala and Brad Harris
The Drama Writer’s Room
Howard L. Mitchell
About the Contest
FiLMLaB started in 2012 during the Willamette Writers Conference. The lab grew out of a desire to expand upon and promote the growing film industry in Portland, Oregon.
The Script to Screen Competition is the main focus of FiLMLaB. Writers submit a script, which is judged by industry professionals in Portland for the first round, then sent to our judges in LA for the final round. The winning script is then produced by Willamette Writers, and is premiered at the Willamette Writers Conference the first week of August.
From our 2019 Winner
“FiLMLaB has made my entire year! To say I’m grateful for this experience is an understatement – I got to workshop my short, sit in on the casting process, be on set, watch a couple editing sessions, attend festivals – this has forever changed my perception of the movie-making world and the village it takes to make something good. Not only that, but I’ve gotten to work with and meet so many talented, kind and lovely people that I otherwise would not have. The support and encouragement alone are an awesome prize. Thank you, FiLMLaB and Willamette Writers!”
-Alexandra Keister, 2019 FiLMLaB winner
Our 2019 Contest was supported by a generous grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. We thank them for their investment in our screenwriting community, and their continuous work toward creating a stronger arts community.
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Companies and Organizations
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Gearhead Production Rentals
Deep Sea Pictures
Galaxy Sailor Productions
Canby Film Festival
Klamath Film Festival
Stefen Feuerhardt, Attorney at Law
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