Creative Opportunity Program Supports Soma Games’ “Writing For Video Games Retreat”
Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities. Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!
We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.
What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”
Written & Directed by: Quintana Jones and Harrison Hathaway
This is my first time, Quintana’s as well, just making something. I could write pages and pages about how much went in to this, and how much we failed to do. I had just graduated Senior year at High School, and Quintana was moving into Sophomore year. Continue reading... ““Bird, Louise & Somebody Else.” | An award winning high school student film | In association with Portland Oregon’s Benjamin Franklin HS film program”
July 29-August 1, 2021. Now in its 52nd year, the Willamette Writers Annual Conference returns online this summer, helping writers connect with their community, develop their craft, and expand their careers!
Take workshops and Q&A sessions in the craft and business of writing for TV and film with established industry writers, Joel Anderson Thompson and Grant Rosenberg. Pitch your TV show ideas to literary managers, Brent Paxton from Kreativ Artists, and Angelina Chen from Energy Entertainment. We are also offering Advanced Manuscript Critiques, where Brent will review the first 15 pages of your script and provide extensive feedback to you at the conference. Continue reading... “Launch Your Screenwriting Career At The 2021 Willamette Writers Online Conference”
A bunch of broke nobodies making a film in rural Oregon isn’t an easy proposition…
Sometime in 2016 I spoke to a group of confidants about making a movie on the sly. The plan was to keep expectations low and develop something we could be proud of but not, per se, something that should or would be released. I was at a pretty low place at the time, honestly. My previous filmmaking endeavors hadn’t exactly set the world on fire and I was now a parent supporting himself and family with manual labor jobs and barely scraping by. Continue reading... ““CONTACTEE” is now streaming on Amazon”
Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, craft, and business elements of writing for video games…and we want you to be there! Whether you’re considering a writing career in the games industry, or if you’re just intrigued about how stories shape the development of games, this 90-minute workshop will bring you into the minds of Oregon’s leading industry professionals who want to share their stories with you. Continue reading... “Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers”
How to join #OregonParkBenchStory – December 28th onwards
1. Imagine yourself sitting on your favorite Oregon park bench – whether it’s near or far – and reflect on the past year. Continue reading... “Goodbye 2020! Reflecting On This Past Year? We Want To Hear! #OregonParkBenchStory”
Day 1 at the PLAYA Screenwriting Residency. So honored to be here. Thank you Oregon Made and NW Film!
Mostly off the grid until 1/31, will post from time to time, see you in February!
#screenwritingresidency #filmresidency #playasummerlake
We’re going “Where No Man Has Gone Before” at ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX, November 21st with guest speaker GRANT ROSENBERG — TV Exec and writer/showrunner whose credits include STAR TREK, MACGYVER, CHEERS, LOST GIRL, BITTEN and more!
WHEN: Thursday, November 21st– 7pm
WHERE: NW Film Center Office & South Park *
934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205
* We begin at NW Film then migrate across the street to South Park.
Register for this FREE event at:
https://www.networkisa.org/events/individual/view/ttportland Continue reading... “Star Trek Writer Is Guest Speaker At ISA Third Thursday 11/21!”