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Name

Lynn Beck

University

Pepperdine University

Field of Study

Screenwriting

Current Employment

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University

Previous Employment

Professor, Santa Monica College

Bio

Lynn Grant Beck was born in Montclair, New Jersey. She’s currently producing a feature project with accomplished screenwriter, Peter Iliff, and prolific producer, David Gale. She was recently hired to write a TV pilot, Hashers, for Google. Her latest action/disaster feature spec, BlackOut, is out to production companies and she has completed an animated feature spec called Sandra Claus. Her television movie, 12 Gifts of Christmas, aired on the Hallmark Channel and she was hired by Tim Johnson Productions to write three thriller MOWs for Lifetime, My Mother is a Bank Robber, Trapped and Cult of Lies.
 
Her feature screenplay, Dead Wrong, won an award in the WIF/MORE Screenplay contest and was optioned by the director, John Rhode. Her one hour pilot, The House that Jackie Built, was optioned by the director, Allen Martinez. Her half hour pilot, Life in 2D, earned her a fellowship at the Writers Boot Camp and she was hired to co-write a sci-fi web series, The Annex, by director Hank Isaac. She was also hired to write the feature comedy, Hollywood Hit, for Miracle Mile Entertainment. This project has attached the director, Jonathan Kesselman, whose film Jimmy Vestvood, Amerikan Hero won the Audience Award for Best Comedy at the Austin Film Festival.
 
Other feature scripts include two comedies, James Borkowsky 000 and Trophy Husband, two romantic comedies, The Death of Art and Trouble, and a sci-fi adventure story, Jonny Was. Lynn has also written a spec TV script of Mad Men and another half hour original pilot, Twindroids. She is a writing consultant and teacher and recently taught Writing the Television Pilot at Santa Monica College. Before becoming a full time screenwriter, Lynn was a Creative Executive at Interscope Communications, where she traveled to Australia to shoot the film, Pitch Black, with Vin Diesel. Before that she worked as an assistant in the television movie department of Kushner-Locke.
 

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Lynn arrived in Los Angeles from New York where she was a playwright. She founded the independent theater company, The Chelsea Players, and wrote and produced many successful Off-off Broadway plays, including Restaurant A, Magic Soup, Platform 8, The Game and The Case of the Stolen Identity. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with an MA in Russian Studies she traveled to Russia where she worked as an assistant director at the Nikitsky Vorot Theater. In 1990 and 1991, she spent six months working in Moscow and five months traveling across the former Soviet Union as it broke up and dissolved. She wrote a non-fiction account of that year entitled Adventure in the Soviet Union. Other works include an anthology of poetry and numerous manuscripts for children’s books. Her love of writing and the arts in general was first fostered at her time spent at Choate Rosemary Hall. She currently lives in Malibu, California with her husband, two children and Weimaraner, Koda.