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Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter Returns to The Cary

Fingers crossed that Beyond: The Cary Film Festival will move forward in the fall.  And if so, Emmy-award winner Joy Goodwin will be returning to teach a screenwriting masterclass on Saturday, September 26 at 10am. Goodwin serves as chair of the MFA Screenwriting program at the UNC School of the Arts. She has screenplays in development with the directors Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone) and Nicholas Ma (Won’t You Be My Neighbor) and has been named a 2020 Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow, a 2020 Tribeca Sloan Grant winner, a 2020 Athena List winner, and a 2019 Austin Film Festival Feature Comedy finalist.

Joy has developed and co-produced films that have won Golden Globe, Sundance and Spirit Awards, and have been distributed by Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, HBO Films, ABC and Focus, among others. She’s written, produced and directed documentary television for ABC, ESPN, NBC, A&E, and The History Channel. She is a former theater critic and reporter for The New Yorker and The New York Times.

We’re thrilled to have her back!

Trivia Winners

Here are the trivia questions and winners from last week:

Trivia Tuesday:

This 2x Oscar winner also has 9 nominations, including Best Picture as director. Name me and my 2 winning films.
Answer: Denzel Washington, “Glory” & “Training Day”

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Facebook: Brandie Sprygada


Trivia Thursday:

Name the director, and the popular 1990 film, in which the director’s parents both appear?
Answer: Martin Scorsese, “Goodfellas”

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Facebook: Debbey Chester

Winners you will each receive 4 free movie admissions, once we reopen. Contact: to claim your prize.

Blog of the Week

Did you hear that California movie theaters opened up last Friday?  Check out the guidelines they are closely following to keep everyone safe and read on about the Top 15 Things We All Miss About Movie Theaters.

IndieWire Suggests Imperial Dreams

If you’re looking for a good flick, check out what’s streaming on Netflix. Before “Star Wars” made John Boyega a global star, he starred in “Imperial Dreams” where he played a 21-year-old reformed gangster and aspiring writer named Bambi who returns to his family in the Watts area of Los Angeles.  Read on >>

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