Warren Etheredge Filmmakers Workshop

Learn about the craft from a veteran of the film industry

Since our inception, RIFF has been honored to welcome Warren Etheredge. At his yearly RIFF Workshops, Warren shares his voluminous experience in independent and professional filmmaking with entertaining and accessible eloquence. Filmmakers and film enthusiasts agree – once you’ve experienced a workshop with Warren, you won’t miss another one.

Warren also co-hosts our Opening and Closing Night Gala Events, and our Awards Ceremony (along with festival founders Win and Sarah Whittaker). Additionally, he guest curates some exceptional blocks of outstanding films from around the festival circuit, followed by Q&A’s with some of the filmmakers.

2019 Workshop: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Ideas are not worth nearly as much as you think they are. Fleshing them out and executing them, is what wins you the big bucks and gets you the green lights. In this exclusive, first-of-its-kind workshop, Warren Etheredge, will fields pitches — both high-concept and low-brow — from attendees, and work with those sharing, to find the pitfalls in their heroes’ journeys and the pathways to their saleability.

Join us Saturday, May 18th for this incredible, interactive workshop. Get your festival tickets HERE

About Warren Etheredge…

Warren Etheredge is a Storyfinder™, a successful producer, published author, staged playwright, veteran festival programmer and much sought-after public speaker. He has conducted over 3,500 interviews.

As a producer, his previous credits include FUREVER (d. Amy Finkel), ICARUS STOPS FOR BREAKFAST (d. Abigail Zealey Bess), LAST REQUESTS (d. Courtenay Johnson), LOVE BIRDS (d. Ashley Mosher), IS THIS OKAY (d. Dylan Bandy), EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING (d. Sonya Lea), THE LOST MARINER (d. Tess Martin), EVEN THE WALLS (d. Saman Maydani & Sarah Kuck) and the webseries, THE ENCHANTED KITCHEN w/Sasha Graham. [Sharp-eyed readers will note Warren now only produces works created by women, with an exception made for Geoff Marslett’s THE PHANTOM 52 that premiered at Sundance in 2019.]

In the Fall of 2017, he launched a 30-week screenwriting program at the University of Washington and was appointed the VP of Curation & Acquisitions for Tom Skerritt’s start-up, Heyou Media. He is one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool (www.thefilmschool.com) helping filmmakers translate their stories for screens big and small, and The Red Badge Project (http://theredbadgeproject.org/), helping combat veterans work through PTSD and other issues by teaching them the art of storytelling.

He has hosted multiple television series including The High Bar (thehighbar.tv), his Emmy®-nominated television series devoted to “raising the bar,” Scene! & Heard for GreatMovieScenes. org, Reel NW (kcts9.org/reel-nw) on KCTS and ArtsLink. He served as the Chief Storytelling Officer for Enthrall Sports.

He is the Co-founder and Curator for the Walla Walla Movie Crush (wallawallamoviecrush.com), Director of the Auburn Adventure Film Festival, co-founder of the Rainier Independent Film Festival and shorts programmer for The Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Additionally, Warren is the founder of The Warren Report (www.thewarrenreport.com).