Thursday, November 21, 2019

Willamette Writers Script to Screen Competition is back!

After a successful launch of our 2019 web series, "The Talk," Willamette Writers invites you to submit your own web series pilot for our script-to-screen competition. The web series script should be seven pages maximum, in standard screenplay format, with one to four speaking characters. The pilot should have a beginning, middle, and end and be aimed at a general audience.

Note: All winners must be able to travel to Portland, Oregon, for the writers’ room in mid-February. Winners are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Deadline for submissions is December 1st

After an initial round of judging in Portland, Oregon, 8 finalists will be chosen by our industry professionals in LA. From those finalists, a winning web series script will be chosen.But does not end there.

Those 8 finalists will have the unique opportunity to join in a one-day writers’ room, led by showrunner FJ Pratt. Pratt has been a writer for numerous series, including Ellen and Frasier, and was the showrunner for Sullivan and Son.

Pratt will guide our finalists through a read of the winning script and together the writers’ room will collectively write a second episode and potentially map out an entire first season, time permitting.
The web pilot will be shot in Portland, Oregon, and finalists may have the opportunity to participate in production. In the end, the winner of the competition will have a produced film to their name, and everyone in the writers’ room will walk away with an IMDB credit and an experience they will never forget.

To learn more about previous winners of FilmLab, visit

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