Award-winning Screenwriter and Novelist, a New York native, Bev attended Brooklyn College and Marymount College before beginning her screenwriting studies at the Gotham Writers Workshop.
Bev's comedy screenplay Rent Money earned the Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Beverly Hills International Film Festival. Rent Money is about a an independent virgin bookkeeper working in the Radio and TV Barter business in Manhattan in 1965 who is focused on two goals. 1. remain independent and pay her own rent. 2. experience womanhood with a handsome neighbor. Stymied by society's changing rules during the sexual revolution, with courage and dignity, she reaches at least one of her goals successfully.
Her other screenplays, a mix of family dramas, dramas and thrillers are all contest placed.
Her heroic characters understand that success isn't always measured by what one becomes but often by what one overcomes.
Her first screenplay Concrete Wings inspired her novel Concrete Wings about Julian, a naive teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay Of Pigs Invasion to retrieve smuggled family jewels. Coming of age in New York at the height of the sexual revolution, he earns his political and economic freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society.
Concrete Wings received:
2017 Literary Classic's Seal of Approval
2017 New York Book Festival's Honorable Mention in the General Fiction Category
2017 The Reader's Favorite Five Star Seal
Her next novel, Soaring In Silence inspired by Unprotected Witness, a screenplay co-written with Jack Knight is about a young recently handicapped married woman who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past.
She resides in the southeast with her husband, Armand whose experiences inspired Concrete Wings.
CONCRETE WINGS Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family Drama based on a true story. A naive teen sent out of Cuba on the eve of the Bay of Pigs to save smuggled family jewels, comes of age in New York at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political and economic freedoms. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his freedoms when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American society.
RENT MONEY-Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay, 2012 International Beverly Hills Film Festival. Comedy Comedy: While working in the Radio & TV Barter Business, a self-sufficient virgin bookkeeper, aroused by a handsome neighbor, is stymied by society’s changing rules as the Sexual Revolution engulfs Manhattan in 1965. My Favorite Year meets The Marx Brothers.
UNPROTECTED WITNESS, co-written with Jack Knight Drama ⋄ Thriller In 1994, moving to Arizona from NY for health reasons, a young wife is subjected to relentless sexual advances by a dangerous retiree with a hidden criminal past. In a battle for survival, by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, she derails an impending attack, positions the bully to meet his destiny and triumphs in secret.
MISINFORMED HEART Drama Drama: A prescription addicted environmentalist on the brink of success and marriage is wrongly accused of murder as she struggles to overcome an incestuous past.
WHILE I WAIT Drama Drama inspired by a true story: As the AIDS Virus spread in the 1980’s, New Yorkers were gripped with fear, anxiety and ignorance. Being an Administrative Assistant to a prominent attorney with AIDS was easy; being his friend, well that was hard.
Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay Beverly Hills International Film Festival