Lynn Grant Beck was born in Montclair, New Jersey. Her television movie, "12 Gifts of Christmas," aired on the Hallmark Channel in November, 2015. She was hired by Tim Johnson Productions to write the MOW, "My Mother is a Bank Robber," for Lifetime, as well as "Cult of Lies." She’s also developing the twin thriller, "Double Deceit," for Lifetime producer Neil Steinberg. She has taught Writing for Television at Santa Monica City College.
Her feature screenplay, Dead Wrong, won an award in the WIF/MORE Screenplay contest and was optioned by the director, John Rhode. Her one hour pilot, The House that Jackie Built, was optioned by the director, Allen Martinez. Her half hour pilot, Life in 2D, earned her a fellowship at the Writers Boot Camp and she was hired to write a sci-fi web series, The Annex, by director Hank Isaac of Three One Seven Pictures. She was also hired to write the feature comedy, Hollywood Hit, for Miracle Mile Entertainment. This project has recently attached the director, Jonathan Kesselman, whose film Jimmy Vestvood, Amerikan Hero won the Audience Award for Best Comedy at the Austin Film Festival in 2014.
Other feature scripts include two comedies, James Borkowsky 000 and Trophy Husband, two romantic comedies, The Death of Art and Trouble, and a sci-fi adventure story, Jonny Was. Lynn has also written a spec TV script of Mad Men. Before becoming a full time screenwriter, Lynn was a Creative Executive at Interscope Communications, where she traveled to Australia to shoot the film, Pitch Black, with Vin Diesel. Before that she worked as an assistant in the television movie department of Kushner-Locke.
Lynn arrived in Los Angeles from New York where she was a playwright. She founded the independent theater company, The Chelsea Players, and wrote and produced many successful Off-off Broadway plays, including Restaurant A, Magic Soup, Platform 8, The Game and The Case of the Stolen Identity. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with an MA in Russian Studies she traveled to Russia where she worked as an assistant director at the Nikitsky Vorot Theater. She spent six months working in Moscow and five months traveling across the former Soviet Union, including to closed cities. She wrote a non-fiction account of that year entitled Adventure in the Soviet Union. Other works include an anthology of poetry and numerous manuscripts for children’s books. Her love for writing and the arts in general was first fostered at her time spent at Choate Rosemary Hall. She currently lives in Malibu, California with her husband, two children and Weimaraner, Koda.
Name: Lynn Grant Beck
Lives in: Malibu, California
Company: Aardvark Zeitgeist