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From February 8th:

Hi Screenline Friends,

First of all, I apologize for this newsletter being late.  It’s been a busy week.

We have a meeting coming up on Monday, February 11.  Usual time and place, 7-9 pm at Starbucks, 3800 Lake Boone Trail, in Raleigh.  Starbucks is located between Chick-fil-A and McDonalds, just west of the I-440 Beltline, at Exit 5.  We meet in the community room to the right of the main entrance.  Here's a map for reference.

Most of our regular monthly meetings are taken up with table readings of works brought in for discussion and critiquing; or, if you have an idea for a story and would like to brainstorm it, we’ll be happy to oblige.  If you ‘re bringing material to be read, please have at least eight to ten copies in order that everyone at the table can have one to read or can share two-on-one.  To save paper, double-sided copies are okay for reading.


We have a Special Event coming up on Sunday, March 10!

Long-time Screenline member Doug Zev has completed his feature-length screenplay “The Macabees,” and invites everyone to his home on March 10 at 2 pm for a full table reading of the script followed by feedback and critiquing.

Doug has recently submitted this completely rewritten screenplay to a contest where it finished in the top 100 out of over 2000 entries.

The complete reading and discussion will probably take around three to four hours, including time for food, which Doug will provide.

We need numerous voices to cover all the parts; please come! It isn’t often that we are fortunate toread a complete screenplay in one sitting.

Some of you have read small segments of this work at regular Screenline meetings. Here is your chance to see how everything fits together.

Please RSVP to Doug via e-mail by Friday, March 8 if you are planning to attend to determine the number of copies to print and also mention any dietary restrictions you might have.  It will be a great way to celebrate Doug's accomplishment!!


Looking ahead to next month, I have booked the space for Monday, March 11. 


2019 is the second year for the Cary Film Festival, to be held June 19-23 at the Cary Theater, Cary’s only arthouse theater.  Please see the web page, BEYOND: The Film Festival, details of the Festival.   

As a party of the Festival, there are two competitions - one for short films and another for short screenplays.  The submission deadlines are available on FilmFreeway, and the last call deadlines for both competitions are March 15.  Contact the Cary Theater if you need more details. 

We’d love to see some Screenline folks (both filmmakers and screenwriters) in the ranks of those submitting work to the competition.  One of our members, Tim McDevitt, was the winner of the contest last year.

That’s a wrap for now.  See you at Screenline!!!


P.S. If you have news or information you’d like to share, send it to me at and I will get it posted to the web site. 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Monday, March 11 at Starbucks off Lake Boone Trail.

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