Wayne Beach has written screenplays for Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Sony, TNT, Wolf Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, and other studios and networks. He has developed projects for the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, The Great Gatsby, Law & Order, House, Chicago P.D., and Ocean’s Eleven. His students have gone on to write hit films and TV shows.
Recently he developed an original television pilot for Sony. The pitch inspired a bidding war between Showtime, FX, and WGN America. He also recently finished an assignment adapting a novel, The Garden of Betrayal, for Identity Films. His screenplay credits include Murder at 1600 (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes and Diane Lane; and The Art of War (Warner Bros.) starring Wesley Snipes. He wrote and directed Slow Burn (Lionsgate) starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film was released in 1100 theaters in the U.S.
Beach has also taught screenwriting at Northwestern University and Bates College. His former students have become successful writers, directors and producers working at the highest levels of film and television. Their credits include Friends, Blindspot, Arrow, Riverdale, Supergirl, Malcolm in the Middle, Star Trek: Discovery, The Vow, Valentine’s Day, Brothers & Sisters, How To Be Single, The Flash, Never Been Kissed, Revenge, He’s Just Not That Into You, Dawson’s Creek, Beverly Hills 90210, and others.
- Film History & Theory – TBD 2019
- Story Structure and Character Development – TBD 2019
- Project Development (CCF) – TBD, 2019
- Young Screenwriters I & II -Jul 8-21, 2018
- Screenwriting Retreat – Oct 14-27, 2018
- 2-Day The Art of Pitching – Oct 13-14, 2018
- Screenplay Development Lab – June 17, 2018 – Jan 25, 2019