Beverly Neufeld, MFA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television
Beverly Neufeld received her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA where she won first place in the Samuel Goldwyn competition for her feature, Brown Widow. She also won Slamdance’s TV pilot competition judged by Norman Lear’s Act III Productions for her original one-hour pilot, The Claytons. This script landed her both a manager and an agent. Other TV pilots and specs have won or placed in the Nicholls, the Warner Brother’s competition and more. Beverly has written for the children’s web show, The Gummy Bear Show, the series The Dating Chronicles, and has been hired to rewrite over six features, including the independent film,Wajdja, by the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker, Haifaa al Mansour.
She has also just co-written a film in pre-production, Action! Action!
Beverly has also worked in development and as a reader and screenplay consultant for over 5,000 scripts. She was the Director of Development for Juntobox Films under Nina Yang and Forest Whittaker, and worked for such companies as Slamdance Films, CAA, FOX, Gersh, Coverage Ink, The Page Competition, and Roadmap Writers, etc. She also does private consultations and judges screenwriting competitions. Beverly has taught coverage workshops online, contributes to writing blogs and magazines, and has spoken on quite a few panels.
Her upcoming book: I Got You Covered: The Premiere and Fun Guide to Giving Script Coverage, Notes, and Story Analysis So Everybody Wins is set flor publication in May, 2022.
Beverly loves writing and also helping others find, hone and express their vision and voice - all in an empowering and fun way.