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Script-to-Screen Has Another Finalist

OK, so, here’s the thing: during our initial judging this past month, we had an email with some script submissions that did the electronic equivalent of falling behind a file cabinet and getting lost. We moved on while we were trying to sort it out, but then finally found the scripts this past week. We…

Off to the Judges!

by Ruth Witteried Last week four short scripts were forwarded to our celebrity judges for evaluation in the final round of FiLMLaB’s Script-to-Screen competition. In two short weeks we will have a winner and pre-production will begin. What will that look like? Pre-production is everything that has to take place before the cameras begin rolling:…

FiLMLaB Script-to-Screen Announces Finalists

by Stefan Feuerhardt Four scripts have advanced to the final round of this year’s Script-to-Screen Competition. Congratulations and good luck to these finalists (in no particular order):   “Crow and Squirrel,” by Matt Merenda. Drama: A group of strangers in a coffee shop rediscovers an ancient power when the lights go out.     “Stand…

FiLMLaB Semi-Finalists Announced!

by Ruth Witteried Happy Monday, Happy April and Happy Day to our FiLMLaB Script-to-Screen Semi-Finalists! Willamette Writers are thrilled to announce the advancement of the following writers and their winning scripts to the Semi-Final round of judging: Dinner with Netanyahu, written by, Stacy Jo Coffey Inspiration, written by, Barbara Thomas Java Rush, written by, Jennifer Kaczmarek…

Welcome Judges!

FiLMLaB is honored to announce our finalist judges for the 2013 Script-to-Screen Contest:   Erik Bork is best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe-winning work as a writer-producer on the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and From the Earth to the Moon.  He has sold pitches, written pilots and screenplays on assignment for Universal Pictures,…

Hit Send Before Midnight!

by Haley Isleib Hey there! There’s still time to enter this year’s FiLMLaB Script-to-Film contest. Congrats to all who have already entered this year’s FiLMLaB contest. Reach around right now and pat yourself on the back. You rock! To all those who haven’t entered yet–there’s still time! I sent in my script (via email) last year at 11:50pm…

What Can You Learn From Oscar Shorts?

by Ruth Witteried It is not easy to find the Oscar Nominated Shorts on Comcast Pay Per View. I found them once, then they seemed to disappear from cable and the internet. In fact, they had been pulled from the internet prior to the Academy Awards and a recent search turned up only their trailers.…

Why Short Film?

by Ruth Witteried Twelve days and counting till the March 15th Script to Screen deadline. Have you submitted your short script yet? While there are lots of short film festivals, you may very well question the benefit of writing a short or producing a short film. After all, do you attend short film festivals? Do…

Script to Screen Tips and Trips

by Ruth Witteried As the Willamette Writers kick off their second Script to Screen short screenplay competition, several writers have requested tips for creating successful entries, or at the very least that we share the ‘trips’ of previous submissions; the avoidable errors that we ran into most often when judging. Tip #1 Use professional script…