THE TEAM

  • David Beazley
    Founder
    David Beazley
    Founder

    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 Owens
    Director of Contests
    Justine Owens
    Director of Contests

    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.   

  • Ryan Goldblum
    Writer Development Manager
    Ryan Goldblum
    Writer Development Manager

    Ryan combines his experiences as a screenwriter and in Film/TV development as Shore’s Writer Development Manager. Ryan loves auteur-driven shows that push the creative envelope including Atlanta and Station Eleven. Ryan has experience working on projects for Oscar and Emmy-winning producers, directors, and writers, including Richard Linklater’s new film Apollo 10 ½, and has spent time working for some of the most innovative production companies in Hollywood including Bold Films, Submarine, and Film Mode.

  • Lee Hamilton
    Writer Education
    Lee Hamilton
    Writer 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.

  • Patty Papageorgiou
    Coverage Service Manager
    Patty Papageorgiou
    Coverage Service Manager

    Patty is a Screenwriter, Reader and Script Editor, with a background spanning 20 years of production roles in the UK Film and TV industry. Her work has been shortlisted in the London Screenwriters Festival, Screencraft, and as a Finalist for the inaugural Netflix Screenwriters Fellowship in 2021.

  • Jonathan Melville
    Script Reader & Social Media Manager
    Jonathan Melville
    Script Reader & Social Media Manager

    Jonathan has an MA in Screenwriting and is a film journalist in his native Scotland, contributing to BBC Radio, STV, The Guardian, The Scotsman, and SFX. A two-time BAFTA Scotland judge, he has written two film history books and is currently outlining and/or writing TV and feature spec scripts in the fantasy, comedy, and thriller genres. He really wishes he'd written BACK TO THE FUTURE.

  • Kim Parker
    Script Reader & Social Media Manager
    Kim Parker
    Script Reader & Social Media Manager

    A versatile writer with experience in a variety of genres and formats, KT is a published author, produced playwright, award-winning screenwriter, citizen journalist and erstwhile blogger. Her writing has been described as displaying “visual inventiveness, imaginative flair and integrity”. She also produces films and plays, and has worked as a free-lance editor and script-reader since 2016.

  • Victoria Turrentine
    Script Hub Administrator
    Victoria Turrentine
    Script Hub Administrator

    Victoria is the Creator and Producer of the puppet show "F.L.Y", Future Leading Youth, which is an innovative outreach program designed to help kids enter a world where they might be judged by the color of their skin. Victoria is a storyteller having written screenplays, children's books, poetry, and edited children's books for others. Above all, Victoria loves to create and collaborate.

  • Julia Morizawa
    Script Reader & Content Creator
    Julia Morizawa
    Script Reader & Content Creator

    Julia Morizawa is a writer/producer with over 20 years of experience in film, television, new media, theater, and fiction podcasting. Original projects include JESUSCAT (OR HOW I ACCIDENTALLY JOINED A CULT) (feature film), SIN & LYLE (short film), TWENTY-TWO (stage), and AMERICAN COMEDY HORROR STORY: ORPHANAGE (fiction podcast). Her most recent project, DRAGONFLY (short film), was awarded Best Short Screenplay by Scriptation Showcase and Screenwriting Master in 2019. Julia started her career as an actor with credits including JUDAS KISS (feature film), SCANDAL (TV), SEAL TEAM (TV), MASHA NO HOME (stage), STAR TREK: ODYSSEY (new media), and THE BRIGHT SESSIONS (fiction podcast). Julia began reading for Shore Scripts in 2020. She has also worked as a freelance script analyst for Coverfly, Austin Film Festival, Bluecat, and Roadmap Writers, and various independent screenwriters and production companies.

  • Sarah Chaisson-Warner
    Content Creator
    Sarah Chaisson-Warner
    Content Creator

    After 15 years of working in state and national politics, and as the former Founder and Editor in Chief of Athena Magazine for Girls, Sarah is now focusing her passion for creative arts through screenwriting. Many of her feature-length scripts focus on the often unseen experiences of gay women throughout American History, and she is currently writing Sci-Fi and Family Entertainment. Her script, Serafina Stavinovna, was placed in "The Next 100" in the 2021 Nicholl Fellowship Competition.

SOME OF OUR READERS

  • Angela Marrazzo
    Script Reader
    Angela Marrazzo
    Script Reader

    Angela Marrazzo holds an MA in Screenwriting from the London Film School. In addition to reading for Shore Scripts, she covers scripts for other companies and competitions, including Netflix and the UK Film Festival. Angela is also a script editor and script supervisor with credits on several projects, including some award-winning shorts.

  • Abraham Barrie
    Script Reader
    Abraham Barrie
    Script Reader

    Abraham is a professional script analyst, editor, and writer. Coffee-obsessed with a love for stories and an eagle eye for detail, Abraham holds a BA in film and a MA in screenwriting and has worked closely with renowned production companies and international festivals.

  • Lottie Butcher
    Script Reader
    Lottie Butcher
    Script Reader

    Lottie has a first-class degree in Drama and extensive experience working within the TV and film industry. Her credits include BBC; ITV; Netflix; and, Disney. She has completed several writing courses and was selected for The Other Room Theatre’s Emerging Writers Scheme 2020, sponsored by Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials).

  • Bhairavi Patel
    Script Reader
    Bhairavi Patel
    Script Reader

    Bhairavi is a script reader who works with independent production companies and filmmakers and has read for the C21 Drama Series Script Competition. She has been a continuity and script supervisor since 2011, with credits on a number of projects, including some award-winning features and shorts.

  • Grahame Wood
    Script Reader
    Grahame Wood
    Script Reader
    Grahame Wood began his career in front of the camera in such epic films as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and THE PATRIOT. His first television pitch landed a network development deal. His production company, MaclachlanWood, is producing horror film, WENDIGO, with A71 Entertainment in late 2020, and the company's television slate is under consideration at all the major streaming platforms.
  • Zoey Dawson
    Script Reader
    Zoey Dawson
    Script Reader

    Zoey Dawson is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been produced by Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, Brisbane Festival, La Boite, Arts House, and Next Wave Festival amongst others. She holds a Master of Screenwriting from VCA and teaches Script Writing and Performance Studies at Melbourne University.

  • Phillip Hynes
    Script Reader
    Phillip Hynes
    Script Reader

    Phillip is a bilingual (English and French) Canadian living in Toronto, Canada where he undertook a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Film Studies. He decided to become a reader after gaining experience with script analysis as an actor. His goal is to help the writer create the best, strongest possible version of their vision.

  • Alessia Galatini
    Script Reader
    Alessia Galatini
    Script Reader

    Alessia Galatini holds a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Screenwriting from two of London's most prestigious universities. In 2017 she won the Sandra Ashman prize for poetry and fiction. She reads for Endemol Shine, Midsummer Films and others. She’s also a film critic for the UK magazine The F Word.

  • Amir Mosallaie
    Script Reader
    Amir Mosallaie
    Script Reader

    Amir Mosallaie has covered scripts for Bona Fide Productions and Di Bonaventura Pictures and produced content for DreamWorks Animation, Film Independent, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Amir is a grant recipient of the Bureau of Creative Works and an MFA candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Hannah Robinson
    Script Reader
    Hannah Robinson
    Script Reader

    Hannah Robinson is a professional daydreamer and storyteller, with 10 + years of experience in film and TV development, production, and film marketing. She is an award-winning screenwriter, represented by WGM Atlantic Talent. She writes stories about characters who keep screwing up but don’t stop trying. She also writes and produces educational kid’s musicals for festivals all over the UK.

  • Adam Minneci
    Script Reader
    Adam Minneci
    Script Reader

    Adam has coverage experience for literary management, major film companies including Warner Bros., and top industry contests. As a writer, he has worked with notable film executives.

  • Caterina Incisa
    Script Reader
    Caterina Incisa
    Script Reader

    Caterina is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. She has read for Sky Comedy, Eleventh Hour Films, Red Planet Pictures and the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards, among others. Her script, 0 Days Without Crying is currently in development with Big Deal Films. Recently, her short film "PMS: Premenstrual Superhearing" won Best Comedy at the Berlin Flash Film Festival.

  • Lawrence Davidson
    Script Reader
    Lawrence Davidson
    Script Reader

    Lawrence Davidson is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. He trained in the SchoolCreative Screenwriting Intensive in 2016, and has written multiple scripts have earned Second Rounders in the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriter's Conference. Lawrence has a keen eye for edits, and strikes the balance between thematic, big picture critique, and the smallest details.

  • Lana Marks
    Script Reader
    Lana Marks
    Script Reader

    Lana is a 15-year entertainment industry veteran. She has developed, produced, and directed short films that have placed in various film festivals including Hollywood Comedy Shorts. Lana has been a proud IATSE continuity director and script supervisor since 2012. Her credits include projects for CBS, Hulu, Netflix, and Funny or Die.

  • Alex Moran
    Script Reader
    Alex Moran
    Script Reader

    As an experienced reader in film and TV, Alex has covered screenplays with Academy Award-winning and A-list talent attached, TV bibles, and novels penned by Sunday Times bestselling authors. His upcoming short, Pineapple, stars Natalie Simpson (Outlander) and Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

  • Michelle Goode
    Script Reader & Proofreader
    Michelle Goode
    Script Reader & Proofreader

    Michelle is a script consultant and editor. Over the past ten years she has read for many companies, competitions and initiatives, including Cannibal Films, New Writing South, London Screenwriters’ Festival, C21 Drama Series Competition, Coverfly, Nevada Film Office & the Nick Darke Award.

  • Ron Praymak
    Script Reader
    Ron Praymak
    Script Reader

    Ron is a screenwriter with a screenplay optioned by Rhino Films. Stan Lee was attached to the project as an Executive Producer prior to his passing. Over the years, Ron has also provided coverage for writers at Triggerstreet, Zoetrope. He has degrees in Education as well as Film and Television Production.

  • Christine Reklaitis
    Script Reader
    Christine Reklaitis
    Script Reader

    Christine has an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University in Southern California. In addition to reading for Shore Scripts, she read for other companies, including Playtone Productions and Focus Features. She has had two feature screenplays optioned.

  • Blaise Hesselgren
    Script Reader
    Blaise Hesselgren
    Script Reader

    Before joining Shore Scripts, Blaise read scripts for three years for London based production company TheFyzz.com. He's also a screenwriter represented by Collective Talent, has been optioned and commissioned and placed in numerous contests, writes for SciFutures.com and freelances at BBC Radio.

  • Daniela Piper-Vegh
    Script Reader
    Daniela Piper-Vegh
    Script Reader

    Daniela is a script analyst who has read for Heyday Films, Wildgaze films, London Screenwriter's Festival, BlueCat Screenplay Contest, Austin Film Festival, and literary agency Rochelle Stevens & Co. A graduate of Oxford University and King’s College London she has built on her literary background to move into script development.

  • Tim Berry
    Script Reader
    Tim Berry
    Script Reader

    Tim Berry started his career in Sales and Acquisitions with Focus Features in 2006 before spending seven years in independent film distribution with Network Releasing. In 2014, he trained as a script editor at the National Film and Television School and has read for Shore Scripts since 2015.