Wayne Beach has written screenplays for Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Sony, TNT, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wolf Films, and other studios and networks. His students have gone on to create box office hits and popular TV shows.

He recently created and wrote an original television pilot, American Dream, for Sony. His pitch for it inspired a bidding war between Showtime, FX, and WGN. He also recently finished an assignment adapting a novel for Identity Films, producers of The Old Man & the Gun.

His filmed screenplay credits include Murder at 1600 (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane and Alan Alda; and The Art of War (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes. He wrote and directed Slow Burn (Lionsgate) starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mekhi Phifer, Jolene Blalock, and Taye Diggs. His directorial debut, Slow Burn premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in 1100 theaters by Lionsgate. He has written projects for the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean, Law & Order, House M.D., Ocean’s Eleven, The Perfect Storm, Total Recall, The Fugitive Platoon, and many others.

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Beach has also taught screenwriting at Northwestern University, Bates College, and Maine Media Workshops + College where he is currently chair of the film program. His former students have become successful writers, directors and producers working at the highest levels of film and television. Their credits include Empire, Blindspot, Friends, Elementary, Arrow, Modern Family, Malcolm in the Middle, Riverdale, You, Star Trek: Discovery, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Little Fires Everywhere, NCIS: New Orleans, How to Be Single, How I Met Your Mother, CSI: New York, Love, Simon, The Vow, Supergirl, Life As We Know It, He’s Just Not That Into You, Never Been Kissed, Valentine’s Day, Dawson’s Creek, Green Lantern, Beverly Hills 90210, and others.