- 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 OwensDirector of ContestsJustine OwensDirector 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 GoldblumWriter Development ManagerRyan GoldblumWriter 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 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.
- Patty PapageorgiouCoverage Service ManagerPatty PapageorgiouCoverage 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 MelvilleScript Reader & Social Media ManagerJonathan MelvilleScript 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 ParkerScript Reader & Social Media ManagerKim ParkerScript 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 TurrentineScript Hub AdministratorVictoria TurrentineScript 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 MorizawaScript Reader & Content CreatorJulia MorizawaScript 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-WarnerContent CreatorSarah Chaisson-WarnerContent 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.