- David BeazleyFounderDavid BeazleyFounder
As a writer himself, David’s experienced the ever-increasing difficulties of getting unsolicited work into the hands of agents and production companies. The Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest was set-up in 2012. Starting small, it’s steadily grown into one of the biggest screenwriting contests in the world. No other contest can boast a higher caliber of judges and production companies.
David has been a script reader for numerous companies and producers. These include Lionsgate, Vertigo Films, The Script Factory, and Amarillo Films. Also a filmmaker, his short films have played at Raindance, London Film Festival, Edinburgh and many others. He’s made films for the likes of the BBC, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Microsoft, Red Bull, Warner Bros, and others.
He has two feature screenplays currently under option. His personal website.
- Justine OwensBusiness ManagerJustine OwensBusiness Manager
Justine has been a passionate movie fan since she first studied Film History at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her love of the cinema is wide-ranging, though she admits to a particular liking for classic Film Noir Thrillers, Sci-Fi Fantasy, and High Action blockbusters. Justine joined the Shore Scripts team as a script reader for the first round of the annual Shore Scripts Competition after moving to Italy in 2015. As a professional script analyst, Justine has also worked on the launch of Slated’s innovative online film financing platform and for American Zoetrope Studios.
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- Lee HamiltonDevelopmentLee HamiltonDevelopment
After reading for various producers and production companies, including London based Cowboy Films, Lee joined Shore Scripts as a reader in 2013 and has since moved into development. A graduate with distinctions from Screen Academy Scotland’s MA Screenwriting course, Lee also has degrees in Television Media and Fine Art. As well as writing our ‘Fast Track your First Draft’ workbook, Lee is a published fiction author, writing under the pen name of Ellis Everley, amongst others.
- Tara YarlagaddaBusiness AdministratorTara YarlagaddaBusiness Administrator
Tara is our Business Administrator. She has taken screenwriting classes with UCLA Extension and the Jacob Krueger Studio in New York. Tara also works as a journalist, editor and copywriter. She also previously worked as a fact-checker for The New York Times. Tara received an M.A in Literary Reportage from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and a B.A in Political Science/South & Southeast Asian Studies from the University of California – Berkeley. She's also spent time in the human rights nonprofit world of D.C. Her ideal day consists of watching a Studio Ghibli film and drinking a cold bubble milk tea.
- Kees KasanderPatron / ProducerKees KasanderPatron / Producer
Kees is a BAFTA-winning producer known for Fish Tank (2009), Prospero’s Books (1991), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) and Ken Park (2002). He has a long-standing relationship with director Peter Greenaway. Kees has produced over 80 films from around the world since the 1980s.
He has been a Shore Scripts judge since the contest started. He came on board as a patron in 2015.
Kees experience and knowledge will be instrumental as Shore Scripts looks to move into production.