- 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. 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 calibre 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, Microsoft, Red Bull, Warner Bros and others. His work can be seen at www.beazknees.com
He has two feature screenplays currently under option.
- 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 onboard as a patron in 2015.
Kees experience and knowledge will be instrumental as Shore Scripts looks to move into production.
- Justine OwensContent Manager & DevelopmentJustine OwensContent Manager & Development
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 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 on-line film financing platform and for American Zoetrope Studios.
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- Lee HamiltonSenior Reader & DevelopmentLee HamiltonSenior Reader & Development
Lee is a writer-turned-longtime-reader and script analyst who has read for producers and production companies, including London based Cowboy Films. A graduate with distinctions from Screen Academy Scotland’s MA Screenwriting course, she also writes analysis via Short Com, a UK based comedy short film programme.
Lee joined Shore Scripts in 2013 as a script reader. She has since moved into development.
- Thea de SousaSenior ReaderThea de SousaSenior Reader
Thea is one of our senior readers. She started her career working at 3 Arts Entertainment for Partner Erwin Stoff, who is Keanu Reeve’s and Mike Myers manager, and who produced such films as Austin Powers and The Devil’s Advocate. She went on to work at Kopelson Entertainment, Academy Award winning Producer Arnold Kopelson’s (Platoon, Seven) production company on the Twentieth Century Fox lot in Hollywood. There she was responsible for extensive script coverage and notes and bringing in projects to be produced by Fox. After that, she became Harold Ramis’ (Groundhog Day, Analyze This) Creative Executive at his production company Ocean Pictures.
Thea then worked as the story editor at Julia Roberts’ production company Shoelace Pictures at Revolution Studios. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and has been with Shore Scripts since 2014.
- Paul StaffordSenior ReaderPaul StaffordSenior Reader
Paul is one of the senior readers here at Shore Scripts. He is a director, writer and script editor. He has also been known to jump in front of the camera, more often than not by consent. He is generally to be found in London, otherwise anywhere that isn't at all like London.