Former Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writers of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning film “A Quiet Place,” were recently members of the #BeyondWords 2019 panel event hosted on Thur. Feb. 7th at Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, saluting 2019 #WritersGuildAwards-nominated screenwriters, presented by Writers Guild of America West & Writers Guild Foundation in partnership with Variety and sponsor Final Draft.

2019 #WritersGuildAwards-nominated screenwriters who appeared included: Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade), Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther), Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth), Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant (Bathtubs Over Broadway), Gabe Polsky (In Search of Greatness), Eric Roth (A Star is Born), Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman), and Bryan Woods & Scott Beck (A Quiet Place). Hollywood journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt moderated the panel, and WGAW President David Goodman and Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller introduced the evening. (Photos: Michael L. Jones/WGAW.)

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.