Join us as we go BEYOND: and present exciting workshops in 2019!


From Story to Screen:  The Wild Ride of Getting your Film Made

Friday, June 21, 1:00 PM – Registration $12.00

You have an idea. It’ll make a great film. What has to happen to see this idea on the big screen? There’s an amazing and interesting road between “I’ve got an idea” and “Now showing at your local theater.”  Join us as we explore this road. Bring your film idea with you and we’ll get you started down the road of filmmaking. All experience levels welcome.

Instructor: John Heinsen

Producer John Heinsen navigates the convergence of media across all platforms. With credits including a three-year run as Transmedia Producer for the Academy Awards (, he focuses on the development of a range of TV, film, and emerging media projects around the world via his company Bunnygraph based in Los Angeles. John’s passion project redefining Remembrance of the WWI Centenary through his Grandfather’s wartime photo archive garnered national press in the UK last November. His digital clients include, Amulet Nordic Studios, and GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas. 

John is a veteran of the FOX, ABC, International Creative Management (ICM), and Castle Rock Entertainment. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Producers Peer Group of the Television Academy, is the former Vice President, New Media for the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and is a mentor for the Storytek Startup Accelerator in Tallinn, Estonia. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory and the University of Arizona. 


You’ve Finished Your Film. Now What?

Friday, June 21, 3:00 PM – Registration $12.00

You’ve worked really hard and made a film.  Now what do you do?  You’ve Finished Your Film. Now What is a masterclass on the ins and outs of audience building, marketing, DIY distribution, festival strategy, and monetizing your film after it’s done.

Instructor: Chris Everett





Screenwriting Masterclass

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM – Registration $25.00 (includes lunch)

Joy Goodwin and Janet Scott Batchler

Take your screenplay to the next level with this workshop. You will learn some of the writing tools that professionals use to create stronger concepts and scenes. Students should bring with them an idea/concept for a feature film screenplay and the first few pages of that script, either as a hard copy or on a laptop. Free software such as Celtx may be useful in creating the screenplay pages. All levels of experience are welcome!

Joy Goodwin

Emmy-award winning screenwriter Joy Goodwin’s classroom is modeled on the best collaborative environments she has known in the entertainment world —part laboratory, part workshop. Currently, she serves as the Director of the MFA Screenwriting program at UNCSA in Winston-Salem.

“I know that the next generation of filmmakers will need to be adaptable, so I teach timeless skills and encourage experimentation. The most important thing for beginning artists is to develop the creative habits and practices that will sustain them for a lifetime.”

Career Highlights

  • Films Goodwin has developed and co-produced have won Golden Globe, Sundance and Spirit awards, and have been distributed by Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, TWC, HBO Films, ABC and Focus, among others. They have premiered at Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca.
  • Wrote, produced and directed documentary television for ABC, ESPN, NBC, A&E and The History Channel.
  • Published an award-winning book, “The Second Mark,” with Simon & Schuster.
  • Former theater critic and reporter for The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Athena Screenwriting Lab, 2018
  • Emmy Award, 2001


Zombiepalooza! Are You Shooting a Zombie Film or Just Shooting Zombies? 

Saturday June 22, 10:00 AM – Registration $12.00

It’s a cherished genre and one that every first-time filmmaker likes to sink their teeth into. The zombie film offers all the setting you need for a great drama, comedy or horror film and sometimes it can be all three at the same time! Join us for in in-depth discussion on how to attack the script and cut the scenes into bite sized chunks that you can handle with a minimal crew. The focus will be on storytelling and include some technical tips on how to achieve those over the top Zombie deaths. All skill levels will find something to gain from this workshop not the least will be a better appreciation for what goes into creating short films.

Instructor: Peyote Perryman

Peyote Perryman runs the Cary based television production company, Digital P Media. As Executive Creative Director, he oversees projects ranging from broadcast brand campaigns for the Atlantic Coast Conference to animated films about wastewater and how it gets clean. He directed and filmed a short Zombie film using only family members over a New Year’s weekend that continues to be a must see at reunions.