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Beverly Neufeld, MFA

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

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 that wrapped production, Action! Action! and the episode Healing for the TV series, Cornucopia.

Beverly has also worked in development and as a reader and screenplay consultant for over 6,000 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, 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.

Beverly is also the author of the book: I Got You Covered: The Premier and Fun Guide to  Script Coverage, Notes, and Story Analysis So Everybody Wins 

Beverly loves writing and also helping others find, hone and express their vision and voice - all in an empowering and fun way.