Nancy Beverly’s film script SHELBY’S VACATION had the distinction of making the semi-finals of Chicago’s 2011 Pride Films and Plays contest and then being hand-picked by its executive director David Zak for a rollicking reading he directed at a 2011 gay pride event in Vermont.
Nancy’s professional life began at Actors Theatre of Louisville, home of the world-renown Humana Festival of New American Plays. She worked as the Assistant Literary Manager and read literally thousands of scripts, acted as dramaturg on a number of Humana Festival plays – and had several of her own plays produced in the ATL short-play showcases. One of those plays, ATTACK OF THE MORAL FUZZIES, was published in ATL’s first anthology of ten minute plays in 1989 and has been produced several times a year in the U.S. and Canada ever since.
She moved from Louisville to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and over a period of 20+ years worked on such hit shows as DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and GHOST WHISPERER. When not pitching or writing TV scripts, she worked for show runners, which meant tracking of a multitude of production elements – scripts, rewrites, cast needs, crew logistics, shooting schedules, budget concerns, post production, and daily deadlines.
Simultaneously, she continued working in theatre. Her Los Angeles play productions include A NEW YOU at the Celebration Theatre and GODISLAV at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, for which she wore the fund-raiser and producer hats as well. Additionally, GODISLAV had the honor of being selected for the Playwrights Showcase of the Western Region in Denver in 2005. Currently Nancy and legendary theatre director Jules Aaron are looking for a venue to premiere her stage comedy COMMUNITY.
The first ten episodes of THE CALAMITIES OF JANE, a webseries she co-wrote and co- produced, have been shot and will be on the web in 2014.
Nancy has been an avid hiker since her Girl Scout days and has been a trip leader in Los Angeles with the Sierra Club since 2002. The Angeles National Forest in Southern California and the Sierra Nevada range in the central part of the state are two of her favorite places to explore. She will be drawing upon her passion for and knowledge of both for the shooting of SHELBY’S VACATION.
Name: Nancy Beverly
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Mt. Waterman Productions
Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter