Launch Your Screenwriting Career At The 2021 Willamette Writers Online Conference

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 […]

“CONTACTEE” is now streaming on Amazon

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 […]

Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers

                Ever wondered what it would be like to write for a video games company? Did you even know that you could turn your stories into video game worlds? Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, […]

Goodbye 2020! Reflecting On This Past Year? We Want To Hear! #OregonParkBenchStory

2020 is almost over – have you been reflecting on the ups and downs of this unusual year? We want to know.  The Oregon Made Creative Foundation, Soma Games, Willamette Writers, and Travel Oregon have come together to create the #OregonParkBenchStory – a storytelling generator to help us unpack  2020. How to join #OregonParkBenchStory – […]

Day 1 At PLAYA!

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

Star Trek Writer Is Guest Speaker At ISA Third Thursday 11/21!

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, […]

The Truth is out there! ISA Third Thursdays PDX 10/17 with XFiles writer!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers —  Another killer ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX this October 17th with guest speaker SARA B COOPER — TV/screenwriter with credits like X-Files, Sleepwalkers, Sanctuary, Continuum, Chicago Hope, House and more.   A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special screenwriter! WHEN: Thursday, October 17th – 7pm WHERE: NW Film […]

Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing. This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here.

Jonathan Raymond @ ISA Third Thursdays PDX 9/19!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Summer’s over and we’re baaaack! ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX kicks off its “fall season” with a bang on September 19th with guest speaker JONATHAN RAYMOND — author and Emmy-nominated TV/screenwriter (Mildred Pierce, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow). A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special writer and screenwriter — […]

Third Thursday PDX – Screenwriters & Filmmakers

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Don’t miss Emmy-nominated screenwriter Cynthia at ISA’s THIRD THURSDAYS PDX – July 18th! Yet another ISA PDX coup! Your chance to rub elbows with one of Portland’s most honored writers, with over 30 produced films and 70 sold scripts, including Buffalo Girls and Mark Twain and Me. WHEN: Thursday, July 18th […]