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Monroe Woman Writes Movie

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Monroe Woman Writes Movie Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:05:01 +0000 Monroe Woman Writes Movie Monroe Woman Writes Movie KTVE one local woman wrote a movie that will be coming to theaters in 2018. nbc 10's chelsea jones joins us live with the details..chelsea?. (chelsea) i sat with yolanda avery of monroe as she shared her journey to the big screen. she says it all started as a fantasy and it wasn't easy but now it's reality. (chelsea jones reporting) (yolanda colston avery, writer) 1:55-2:02 "it started as a dream, i would have like crazy dreams and i would tell my husband about them and we would be like what did you eat last night?" yolanda avery --- a mother, a wife, and now a screen writer --- she says she started having dreams where she could envision characters and the beginning, middle, and end to the story -- so she wrote it down. 2:21-2:27 "for two to three weeks i stayed up writing a script, i have no knowledge of how to write a script, but i know how to write a story." she created a movie called nana's secret recipe that is about grandmothers that were scammed out of retirement so they started a bakery where they made special treats but it took a while for someone to pick up the movie -- she had almost given up 3:28-3:38 "it had been out there for a whole year and the day that i decided to take it off was the day that i got somebody from austin texas, his name is mehul shah, who asked to read my script." and that's when everything changed --- and yolanda can still barely believe it. 3:56-4:10 "i'm still living in that, i'm just like pinch me, girl do you realize what you have done and people tell me, do you realize what you have done? so it's just an amazing feeling. i mean just to sit back and think about it just being a dream and now we're going into theaters." yolanda says her passion is to make people smile and to shed light on social issues through humor. but she also wants to put monroe on the map. 4:31-4:42 "i'm happy because i finally wanted to put my mark and put something positive that monroe is doing. i wanted to showcase our little town. people need to know that we have talent here too." so she says if you have a dream or a talent and you want it -- never give up 7:21-7:38 "stick with it, i never was in the entertainment industry that was not my forte i didn't have a clue to think my life would turn in this direction. but when you're given a gift, you have to acknowledge that gift and just go for it." (chelsea) nana's secret recipe will be hitting theaters in june of 20-18 yolanda says there are plenty of other projects she has in the works.. and what a great way to end this year and start a new one live in the studio, chelsea jones, nbc 10 your local news leader

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