Wayne Beach has written screenplays for Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, TNT, Fox 2000 Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures. He has developed projects for the makers of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, LAW & ORDER, THE FUGITIVE, OCEAN’S ELEVEN, and THE PERFECT STORM. His filmed writing 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.
In 2007 he made his directorial debut with SLOW BURN, based on his screenplay. The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Lionsgate. SLOW BURN stars Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Jolene Blalock, Taye Diggs and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
In addition to his work for the screen, for three years Beach taught screenwriting at Northwestern University. His former students include prominent writers, directors and producers with hit films and hit television shows to their credit. He currently teaches screenwriting at Maine Media Workshops and Maine Media College. Among upcoming workshops: Writing the Spec Script, Oct. 14 – 20; Basic Story Structure and Screenwriting (WS), Feb. 3 – 9; Advanced Story Structure and Screenwriting, Mar. 10 – 16. Click on the image to watch a couple of interview clips featuring Wayne.