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New Concerts, A KISS For The USO, Soccer Stars And More Are Among The Good News!

March 19th, 2019

There’s so much bad news in the world, how about some good stuff? There’s always plenty of good news happening around the Quad-Cities, and here in What’s The Good News?, our cooperative effort with the good folks at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we highlight some of the awesome things happening around our area! Have something you want included next time around? Email Sean Leary at Sean@QuadCities.com. We’re happy to help! Now let’s get started in taking a look around the local spots for some positive and upbeat news…   A KISS for the USO, from the Q-C Storm! The Quad City... Read More

Who Will Oscar Smile At This Weekend? Will Q-C Boys Win Gold?

February 24th, 2019

Could two Quad-Citians bring home an Oscar to Bettendorf? This Sunday, the 91st annual Academy Awards will begin in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. CST, and “A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to... Read More

Quad Cities’ Beck and Woods Celebrate Writers Guild Nomination For “A Quiet Place”

February 22nd, 2019

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... Read More

Who Will Win? Oscars Include Nom For Q-C Filmmakers Beck And Woods

January 22nd, 2019

“A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category for the 91st Academy Awards, which announced their noms this morning. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture, although it was certainly deserved. In addition... Read More

Quad Cities’ Beck And Woods Win Critics’ Choice Award For ‘Quiet Place’

January 15th, 2019

Former Quad-Cities filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods took home the Critics Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film for their blockbuster hit “A Quiet Place” at Sunday’s trophy ceremony in Los Angeles. Beck and Woods co-wrote the screenplay for the smash hit, which was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay, losing to legendary veteran filmmaker Paul Schrader for his script for “First Reformed.” Beck and Woods grew up in Bettendorf and began their career producing films around the Quad-Cities area, featuring local talent. After winning the MTV Young Filmmakers... Read More

QC Writers Of ‘A Quiet Place’ Making Noise With Guild Nom

January 7th, 2019

People are still talking and awards academies keep on cheering loudly for the movie without much dialogue, penned by two former Quad-Citians. A Quiet Place (screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, story by Woods & Beck) has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the 2019 Writers Guild of America West Awards. Other nominees in the category include Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham), Green Book (Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), and Vice (Adam McKay). The 2019 Writers Guild Awards will be presented at concurrent ceremonies... Read More

Beck And Woods To Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Boogeyman’

June 27th, 2018

When they were kids, Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were avid fans of the king of horror, Stephen King, devouring his imaginative horror tomes and bringing them to life in their imaginations. Now, the former Quad-Citians and writers of the top-grossing “A Quiet Place” will have the chance to bring them to life on the big screen. Beck and Woods have been signed to adapt the famous King tale “The Boogeyman” for the big screen. In an email from the duo, they wrote, “Ever since we were children, our nightmares have been fueled by the “King” of Horror. Whether we... Read More

Quad Cities Filmmakers Come Home To Debut ‘A Quiet Place’

April 29th, 2018

“A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Cities born-and-raised filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, has been number one in the box office for two weeks, and Beck and Woods recently came back to their old stomping grounds to host a Q and A and screening of the critically-acclaimed thriller starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt! Sean Leary, Digital Media Director and co-owner of QuadCities.com, is a former artistic collaborator with Beck and Woods, the team made over a dozen short films together in the 2000s, and he hung out with the team at the screening and their after party, chatting about the... Read More

Beck and Woods’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens This Weekend

April 5th, 2018

Iowa screenwriters Scott Beck & Bryan Woods’ “A Quiet Place” will be released nationwide on April 6 through Paramount Pictures. The thriller stars Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and John Krasinski (“The Office”), who also directs. In addition to penning the film, Beck & Woods serve as executive producers alongside Michael Bay (“Transformers”) and his Platinum Dunes banner. In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their... Read More

Q-Cs Beck and Woods Conquer The SXSW World

March 12th, 2018

Two Q-C natives, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, won over the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend as the film they wrote, “A Quiet Place,” opened the festival and wowed audiences. The duo began making films as teenagers in Bettendorf, moved on to create a number of short films that won regional acclaim and worked on a number of projects around the area (including short films with QuadCities.com co-owner Sean Leary and columnist Tristan Tapscott) before heading to Hollywood. After a decade on the coast, things have started to break in a huge way for them, and we were happy to meet up with... Read More

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