Wayne Beach has written screenplays for Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Sony, TNT, Fox 2000 Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures. He has developed projects for the makers of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE GREAT GATSBY, LAW & ORDER, THE FUGITIVE, SEVEN, OCEAN’S ELEVEN, PLATOON, THE MATRIX and THE PERFECT STORM.
His screenplay credits include MURDER AT 1600 (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda and Dennis Miller; and THE ART OF WAR (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes, Donald Sutherland and Anne Archer. He wrote and directed SLOW BURN (Lionsgate) starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Jolene Blalock, Taye Diggs and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film was released in 1100 theaters in the U.S.
He recently finished an assignment adapting THE GARDEN OF BETRAYAL, a new novel by Lee Vance published by Knopf. He is currently developing a television series, AMERICAN DREAM, for Sony and WGN America. Shore Z Productions, producers of the hit series HOUSE M.D., is attached to produce.
Beach has taught screenwriting at Northwestern University and Bates College, where he is currently in his third year as guest faculty. He leads screenwriting workshops at Maine Media Workshops and also serves on the MFA faculty of Maine Media College.
Many of his former students have become successful writers, directors and producers working at the highest levels of film and television. His screenwriting students have gone on to write hit movies and TV shows including FRIENDS, THE VOW, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU, BROTHERS & SISTERS, NEVER BEEN KISSED, VALENTINE’S DAY, GREEN LANTERN, DAWSON’S CREEK, EVERWOOD, ARROW, REVENGE, POLITICAL ANIMALS, GCB, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, JACK & BOBBY, ROSWELL, and MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE.