Wayne Beach

Wayne Beach wrote his first screenplay in 1991; since then, he has composed screenplays for Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Sony, TNT, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wolf Films, and other studios and networks. His produced screenplays include: Murder At 1600 (1997), starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane and Alan Alda; and The Art of War(2000), starring Wesley Snipes. He wrote and directed Slow Burn (2005), starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mekhi Phifer, Jolene Blalock, and Taye Diggs, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in 1100 theaters by Lionsgate. In 2014, he created an original television pilot, American Dream, which inspired a bidding war between Showtime, FX, and WGN.  Beach has 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 Blindspot, Friends, Arrow, Malcom in the Middle, Riverdale, Dawson Creek, Beverly Hills 90210, and more. (Written by Maddie Fagundo ‘20)