InkTip Signs On As FiLMLaB Sponsor

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter you may have heard of Ink Tip, the online resource where writers can connect their script with industry professionals. If you haven’t, then stay with me, because Willamette Writers is very happy to announce that InkTip has signed on as a sponsor for the 2015 FiLMLaB Contest!

inktiplightbluebannerInkTip offers writers multiple options for getting noticed. Sign up for their newsletter and get a list of companies seeking scripts delivered to your inbox every week. Last week the newsletter included nine companies looking for scripts. For example:

inktip-120x600-banner-ad-blueCompany D:  “We are looking for completed, feature length psychological drama scripts. Material submitted needs to focus on just one or two main characters (no ensemble pieces), be contemporary (no period of futuristic material), should be realistic, and should be very emotionally intense. Also, material needs to be shootable in Canada, so please do not submit anything that is location specific unless those locations are in Canada. Budget will not exceed $2million. WG and non-WG writers may submit.”

Or, Company G:  “We are looking for completed, hour-long character-driven drama pilots. Submissions should be for material that has a long running story arc in the vein of Sons of Anarchy, Fargo, and Revenge. Budget has yet to be determined. Only non-WG writers should submit at this point in time.”

Another option is to upload your scripts to their site. It’s a little like filling out an online dating profile. You can include as many details as you like from their extensive menu of searchable variables: genre, budget, lead characters, time period (to name a few), as well as your logline, synopsis and completed script. Producers, managers and creative executives use the same variables to find a script that matches their needs. An average of four writers get their scripts optioned or sold through InkTip each week!

You can also submit your logline to InkTip’s bimonthly magazine, available to 15,000 industry professionals. Once they’ve found you, they can log onto the site to read your full script and contact information.

Willamette Writers exists to help writers improve their skills and elevate their work wherever we can. Like InkTip, we want to help you reach your goals, whether its selling your first script or your 20th. To that end, InkTip is offering the following:

For our Grand Prize Winner: A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listing and one (1) InkTip magazine listing;

For each our Finalists: One (1) InkTip Script Listing.

FiLMLaB is still a young contest, in just its fourth year. We are very pleased to be able to offer prizes to our finalists as well as our Grand Prize Winner. We want all writers to have a shot at success and are grateful to InkTip for their donation in helping a few more screenwriters get noticed.

Register Here for information on how to upload your script on InkTip.

Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014's Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers' FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (