Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Black Lives Matter: Joyce Sherrí with Beauty

Friday, March 26, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Virginia native Joyce Sherrí stepped off a Greyhound bus at New York City's Port Authority bus terminal on August 23, 2010. Armed with her passion for creative writing, Joyce hurled herself into the world's independent film capital in pursuit of a career as a writer and director.

In 2016, Joyce received an MFA in Filmmaking from New York University. Shortly after that, she was selected for the inaugural WGA Made In New York Writers Room and the Project Her Incubator, commissioned by Indigenous Media and Condé Nast Entertainment. Here she created “Beauty,” a southern gothic reimagining of “The Beauty and The Beast” as a proof-of-concept for a television series. 

More recently, Joyce was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2020 Slamdance screenplay competition for her feature script, Sweet Sixteen.

After staffing for two series at Netflix (Midnight Mass, The Magic Order), Joyce continues to write professionally and is currently developing a series for Amazon.

Follow Joyce Sherri on Instagram/Twitter: @JoyceSherri


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For more information: 

Samantha Sinagra, Program and Academic Manager, Film at Mason

Cynthia Fuchs, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason; Interim Director, Film at Mason 

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