Tag Archive for Randall Jahnson

Welcome – Willamette Writers FiLMLaB 2015

Willamette Writers FiLMLaB 2015 will be beginning its fourth annual Script-to-Screen Competition soon. In preparation, we had a brainstorming session yesterday that included myself, Ruth Witteried (last year’s FiLMLaB chair), Stefan Feuerherdt (last year’s conference chair), Martin Vavra and Alyssa Roehrenbeck (Director and Assistant Director of this year’s film, Unwelcome Guests), and the always amusing and insightful…

FiLMLaB Celebrates Portland Film Festival

Welcome writers, screenwriters and film lovers of all stripes to the final week before the Portland Film Festival kickoff. There is still plenty of time to review the seven day schedule of films, classes and music, and tailor an experience that uniquely fits where you are as a writer/filmmaker right now. Start every day with…

FiLMLaB Reunion At OIFF

Saturday night found a reunion of the 2012 FiLMLaB cast and crew at The Press Club, a cool little bistro across the street from the Clinton Street Theater where Alis Volat Propriis (written by Haley Isleib) was due to premier that night. For some of us, it had only been a few weeks since we…

IT’S L.A. ALL OVER AGAIN – NOT!

by Randall Jahnson I felt like I was back in L.A. It was a hot Friday afternoon and here I was stuck on a freeway, inching along at 15 miles per with every other moron who was Living the Dream.  The sun blazed down on my aging SUV with its inefficient air conditioner blasting away. …

Meet the Talent

by Ruth Witteried It was with great excitement I received my Call Sheet from Ampersand Productions Assistant Director, Anthony Forsyth last week, sent to all cast and crew involved in the FiLMLaB shoot . As an Executive Producer, I would undoubtedly be one of the least useful people on the set, but I was going to try my…

In Case of Flood: Climb Platform(s)

by Ruth Witteried   I met with Luke Ryan in February of this year at his Disruption Entertainment office on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. A stalwart supporter of Willamette Writers since his days as an MGM executive, Luke has been a consistent presence at our conference teaching classes, guiding nervous writers through the…

Pre-Production Begins on “Inspiration”

 By Ruth Witteried FiLMLaB has begun pre-production on Barbara Thomas’s winning short, INSPIRATION. Director Christopher Alley is working out the final script details with the writer and executive producers; scouting locations for the shoot, casting the roles and lining up a professional crew. To give you a sense of scope, let’s take a look at…

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:…