John W. Beach

John W. Beach

Disability Advocate | Owner, Manager & Producer at Gravity Squared Entertainment | Industry "Thought Leader" here at Stage 32
Filmmaker, Manager and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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December 2015
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About John

John has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years - starting as a literary agent at Paradigm and later with ACME Talent & Literary, where he was instrumental in the sale of Oliver Stone's WORLD TRADE CENTER w/ Nicolas Cage and YOUTH IN REVOLT w/ Michael Cera.

After ACME, John and 2 other producers created Fortress Features, where he aided in the raise of Fortress' development fund. As the Director of Development, John sought out properties for Fortress to acquire and develop into rich film/television projects.

In 2011, John opened the Angeles office of INDYCAR where he invited and managed celebrities (Dan Aykroyd, Howie Mandel and Gladys Knight to name a few) at INDYCAR events and races. Mostly, John produced Branded Integrations for TV shows like MYTHBUSTERS, LET'S MAKE A DEAL, HOW IT'S MADE and many others.

In 2015, after surviving cancer, John started Gravity Squared Entertainment, a Los Angeles based management/production company. Gravity Squared has over 200 published books/treatment/scripts under management, many being Pulitzer Prize winners and New York Times bestsellers. They currently have over 25 projects in various stages of development/production - including: sold and developed a Primetime TV Sitcom to ABC based on a Chicago comedienne's life; developing and producing a project with Mosaic & Legendary Pictures with Will Ferrell starring and Adam McKay producing; optioned the book, NOT QUITE NARWHAL by Gravity Squared client, Jessie Sima, to DreamWorks Animation TV about a unicorn being raised by narwhal, which released on Netflix on June 19th, 2023; and they just recently optioned Judith Heumann's memoir, BEING HEUMANN to AppleTV+, which they will produce with David Permut and the Academy Award winning writer/director of CODA, Sian Heder, at the helm.

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Credits

  • Being Heumann

    Being Heumann (2023)
    Film by AppleTV/Sian Heder (Drama and Biography) Producer Based on Judy Heumann's bestselling memoir "Being Heumann." As a young woman, Judy rolled her wheelchair through the doors of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in San Francisco as a leader of the Section 504 Sit-In, the longest takeover of a governmental building in US history. Working with a community of over 150 disabled activists and allies, Judy successfully pressured the Carter administration to implement protections for disabled peoples’ rights, sparking a national movement and leading to the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Curpigeon

    Curpigeon (2017)
    Film (short) (Animation and Short) Executive Producer A 3D animated short about a community of park pigeons and old men, who come together and help one of their own get through a great loss.

  • Edgewater

    Edgewater (2017)
    Film by Gravity Squared Entertainment/Mason Thomas Freeman Producer After the death of his mother, Farrell Cranch, on the guidance of his mysterious friend, Mr. Mann, sets out on a journey of self-discovery to find EDGEWATER. Along the way he meets a troubled family, becomes their farmhand and comes face to face with the man who abducted & nearly murdered him some 12 years earlier.

  • Jubilee

    Jubilee (2016)
    Film by Gravity Squared Entertainment/Mason Thomas Freeman (Drama) Producer A young woman uses the power and beauty of song to help her family escape the bondage of slavery in the American south.

  • The Gogo Life

    The Gogo Life (2012)
    Video by Gravity Squared Entertainment/Michael Mistroff (Reality-TV and Short) Producer 5 diva Gogo dancers living on the same house, competing for the same jobs. Beats. Bodies. Breakdowns.

  • Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet

    Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet (2003)
    Film by Steve Loh (Short) Producer Two lemonade stands. Two rival mothers. Kung-fu.

  • One Night Stand

    One Night Stand (1997)
    Film Actor

  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Days of Our Lives

    Days of Our Lives (1996)
    TV Series Actor

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996)
    TV Series Actor

  • Malibu Shores

    Malibu Shores (1996)
    TV Series Actor

  • Dunston Checks In

    Dunston Checks In (1996)
    Film Actor

  • White Squall

    White Squall (1996)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • 29th Street

    29th Street (1991)
    Film Actor

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