- 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.
- Justine GianninoWriter Development & Partnerships DirectorJustine GianninoWriter Development & Partnerships Director
Justine Giannino is a creative executive with 10+ years experience on all sides of the entertainment industry. Most recently, Justine was the director of development at Avalon Television (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Catastrophe, Workaholics). She was responsible for oversight on the Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix), was the lead executive finding intellectual property for the company and took out multiple scripted & unscripted projects with Avalon’s clients. Prior to Avalon Television, Justine spent four and a half years as the manager, original programming at IFC TV. She was a current series executive for Emmy Award winning Portlandia, Emmy nominated Documentary Now! and the Film Independent Spirit Awards from 2015-2018. She worked on all east coast development and oversaw the creation of original web series & acquisitions for IFC’s The Comedy Crib. In 2015, Justine was named to Cablefax’s 30 under 30 list and is a proud board member of the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and member of The Podcast Academy.
- Lee HamiltonWriter EducationLee HamiltonWriter Education
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.
- 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.