Success Stories: NOV'7 Bahamas International Residency Program...

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Bahamas International Residency Program...

I'M IN!!!!! THANK YOU Screencraft and Buffalo 8 Productions. I have accepted an invitation to participate in the Screenwriting Residency Program at the Bahamas International Film Festival with my script Stone Drive Dec. 1 - 4th. When it rains it pours... my agent is in the middle of a negotiation with a Producer in NYC... looks like we're going to have to postpone the negotiations for a month, because I really really want to do this. We'll be on the island of Eleuthera for these 4 days, which is a trip in itself only accessible by boat... it's 1/2 mile wide and 110 miles long. The festival runs from the 1-12th on another island. I'm so excited. This year's mentors include: Vince Gerardis: Producer (HBO’s Games Of Thrones) Dan Guando: Weinstein Co. Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Production & Development Elizabeth Hunter: Producer and Writer of such hit movies and TV shows as Jumping the Broom, Beauty Shop, Charmed and ER. Taylor Benzie: Literary Manager at Kaplan/Perrone Sean Covel: Film Producer (Napoleon Dynamite, Beneath, Cafe) Cameron Cubbison: co-founder of ScreenCraft, studio-trained development executive Matthew Helderman: CEO and co-founder at Buffalo 8 Productions and Bondit Along with a 'surprise' Mentor TBA... Anyone else from Stage 32 going? Let's meet up.

Kenneth W. Wood

Wow, Sylvia. Those are some amazing people. Congrats!

Jesus Diez Perez

Congrats!!

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Thanks Ken. I know, right?

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Thanks Jesus. Looking forward to it.

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Whew!!!! I really had to pinch my self. I can't wait to meet the group. Four days in paradise. Look up the Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. I fly into Nassau, then an island hopping plane to Harbour Island, then a boat to Eleuthera.. This island's beaches, the sand is pink. Cool.

Albeo Levesque

Miss Sylvia, you had me at "Thank you Jesus"...Congratulations and good luck, enjoy and be safe.

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Hahaha Albeo... I was responding to Jesus Diez Perez's comment. Thank YOU for your kinds words as well.

Albeo Levesque

I guess Jesus comes in many forms....

Sarah Gabrielle Baron

Wohow, Sylvia! I do hope you'll post from the retreat! I'll watch your wall.

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

What a great idea Sarah. I hope I can... I do know that in parts of the Caribbean it's so intermittent.

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Thank you Norma. :-))

Terri Viani

This is amazing news Sylvia, congrats on all the good things coming your way. =) I must say your story is encouraging, I left the biz a number of years back after selling a couple of projects (that did get produced) because I was terrified of success. Good to see someone else who had detours get back on top. I will keep climbing....

Emma J Steele

Fantastic, Sylvia! Congratulations and hope it's incredibly productive and inspiring!

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Absolutely Terri, never give up on your passion. Keep climbing and it will happen. :-))

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

@Emma... Thanks Sweetie... I sure hope so. If nothing else it'll be an adventure just getting there. Flying in to Nassau, then onto an island hopper plane called Pineapple Airlines and then by boat, just to get to the hotel.

Kym Stover

Wow, tough environment to work in.

Paul Zeidman

Outstanding! Congrats!

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Hello Kym... I know, right?

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Hi Paul... thank you... looking forward to it.

Stephen Barber

Awesome!

Kym Stover

Still some very impressive company. Congrats!

Leontien Parlevliet

Hey, congrats Sylvia. Truly an awesome area to work in. It has always been my wish to go there and to see dolphins

Sylvia Marie Llewellyn

Thank you Stephen, Kym and Leotien for the support... much appreciated. :-))

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