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 fascinated by the movie business since childhood and studied Film History at college. Her love of the cinema and television is wide-ranging, though she admits to a particular liking for classic film noir thrillers, sci-fi, high-octane blockbusters, and whimsical period drama. Justine joined Shore Scripts as a reader after working on Slated’s innovative online film financing platform and later, for American Zoetrope Studios. Now as Director of Contests, she enjoys creating opportunities for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers who aspire to tell their stories in an industry that makes magic.

  • 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.

  • Lee Hamilton
    Head of Development
    Lee Hamilton
    Head of Development

    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.

  • Julia Morizawa
    Short Film Fund Coordinator
    Julia Morizawa
    Short Film Fund Coordinator

    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 (a 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 is also a Script Reader and Content Creator for Shore Scripts and she has also worked as a freelance script analyst for Coverfly, Austin Film Festival, Bluecat, Roadmap Writers, and various independent screenwriters and production companies.

  • Jenna-Leigh Burns
    Social Media Manager
    Jenna-Leigh Burns
    Social Media Manager

    Jenna-Leigh Burns has been an avid cinephile since watching her first film, Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone. After obtaining her BA Degree in Film and Television at City Varsity in Cape Town, she went on to start her career in the film industry at a distribution company, which is where her passion for digital marketing began. She loves pushing pixels around and finding engaging ways for audiences to interact with content! Jenna is also passionate about travel and can be found on her surfboard when she isn't behind her laptop. 

  • 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.

  • Laura Huie
    Content Creator
    Laura Huie
    Content Creator

    Laura Huie is an experienced writer and editor involved in comedy-drama screenwriting, fiction editing, and full-time marketing copy. Laura is also a freelance article writer for Shore Scripts and has worked with Script Pipeline on their live Symposium series. She is one-half of the screenwriting duo, Bloom & Huie. Together, they have written multiple television series as well as a feature-length film. Their mission is to write honest and witty female stories wrapped up in unbelievable worlds.

  • Ella Henke
    Content Creator
    Ella Henke
    Content Creator

    Ella is a lover of all things storytelling. When she’s not conducting market research at her part-time job as a movie theatre usher, she’s working at Shore Scripts or hunched over Final Draft. So far, her scripts tell coming-of-age tales that are seemingly about very little but show seismic shifts in her character’s growing worlds.

SOME OF OUR READERS

  • Cam Vernali
    Script Reader
    Cam Vernali
    Script Reader

    Cam Vernali currently works as an assistant at a major US talent agency. They previously worked as an assistant/creative executive under an independent producer, with a focus on developing and adapting IP. During their time with the producer, three novels they brought forth were optioned. Cam has four years of coverage experience, with a focus on grounded sci-fi, drama, and character-driven stories.

  • 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.
  • Alice Clark
    Script Reader
    Alice Clark
    Script Reader

    Alice is a screenwriter currently working on a drama pilot with The Writers Lab UK&I. She worked in theatre, literature, and storytelling across three continents before studying an MA in Screenwriting and specializing in scripts for screen. Alice has short film credits and is an experienced animation writer for companies such as Discovery. She believes nothing beats curiosity and a good character.

  • Sean Harris Oliver
    Script Reader
    Sean Harris Oliver
    Script Reader

    Sean Harris Oliver is an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, and occasional graphic novel writer. After graduating, Sean founded and managed an independent production company for nearly a decade. In his role as Creative Director, Sean was responsible for programming, developing, and producing an array of scripted narratives for a diverse set of target audiences. He now lives in Los Angeles and is represented by a literary management and production company, where he works to develop feature screenplays and television IP.

  • 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.

  • Stephen Doran
    Script Reader
    Stephen Doran
    Script Reader

    With an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, Ste is a comedy writer with a background in neurodivergent support work and education. In addition to Shore Scripts, Ste has experience reading for festivals and leading writing workshops. A lifelong sitcom enthusiast, he has worked on scripts for radio, stage, and screen.

  • Jessica O'Donnell
    Script Reader
    Jessica O'Donnell
    Script Reader

    Experience on set as a background actor in major motion pictures and TV with a few roles in short films led to script reading and coverage writing. In addition to Shore Scripts, Jessica reads for Sugar23 and the Austin Film Festival. Jessica's goal is to help writers move their screenplays toward production while supporting the script development process.

  • 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.

  • Gethin Dibowski
    Script Reader
    Gethin Dibowski
    Script Reader

    Gethin is a senior script reader for the UK Film Festival and works with independent production companies across the country. In addition, they have read for competitions such as the New Voices Awards and the Golden Script Competition. They hold an MA in Television Drama Production with a focus on screenwriting and non-traditional narratives.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Kim Parker
    Script Reader
    Kim Parker
    Script Reader

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sarah Johnson
    Script Reader
    Sarah Johnson
    Script Reader

    Sarah graduated from The University of Manchester in 2018 in Drama and Screen Studies, with a specialism in cinema studies and documentary film-making. After this, Sarah undertook an internship with Not A Number Productions, which has since led to roles in Development and Pre-Production.

  • 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.