Greg Beck

Greg Beck

Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Studio City, Los Angeles County, California

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About Greg

Greg Beck’s been writing screenplays for 10 years, finding a niche in crime genre and historical fiction. Greg found success as a finalist of the 2017 Austin Film Festival’s AMC Pilot competition along with 8 other competition placements and wins including Scriptapalooza TV, Fast Track VI Top 50 Screenwriters, Creative World Awards and The 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. His pilot script the female led gangster melodrama “Hardy’s Trade”  has been pitched to AMC and BRON Studios. He’s recently finished writing  the crime action film “Eve’s Serpents” for producer Joyce San Pedro and is currently doing script doctoring for two features "In-Security" and "The Nigerian Contract".

As a writer,  Greg’s writing style can be described as “vividly gritty” and pulpy.  His cinephile encyclopedic knowledge of films and the history of cinema shows in his work. He particularly has found influence in the cinema of the 1970’s and the current golden age of serialized/cinematic TV. Those films and series include: “The Godfather”, “Mean Streets”, “The French Connection”, “The Deer Hunter”, “The Shield”, “The Sopranos”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “True Detective”  and “Peaky Blinders”. As well as the writings of novelists James M. Cain, Dennis Lehane, Mario Puzo, James Ellroy and Dashiell Hammett.

These inspirations and approaches are reflected in his ability to craft complex storylines involving imperfect people that communicate in a hardboiled, philosophical, and witty voice infused with a sense of dark humor.

 

Loglines

  • 4-F: Operation Underworld

    4-F: Operation Underworld Budget: $10M - $30M | War Crime The New York Mafia of Lucky Luciano & Meyer Lansky work with Naval Intelligence in World War II to stop the Axis powers. Focus on Lansky underling with ALS & his handler a Sarah Lawrence graduate and a member of Women's Reserve. Boardwalk Empire meets Sicario

  • Hardy’s Trade

    Hardy’s Trade Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Drama When her gangster husband is brutally murdered, Martina Hardy emerges as the new boss of the 100-year-old Hardy crime family. Enemies circle to take on the Boss Queen. But Martina’s ready to avenge her husband’s murder, preserve the Hardy legacy, and create alliances by any means necessary. The Godfather meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • Copperhead Connection

    Copperhead Connection Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime Western An outlaw bootlegger/pot grower released from a stint in prison, is manipulated by the sheriff to rid the county of the Dixie Mafia and associates which include a bordello madam pimping out underage girls. Justified meets Fargo and Yellowstone

  • Wild East

    Wild East Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Crime In turn-of-the-century New York, the worlds of law enforcement, journalism, and vigilantism join together to take on the worst of criminality in all levels of society. Gangs of New York meets The Dark Knight with aspects of Penny Dreadful and The Alienist

  • Winning Ugly

    Winning Ugly Budget: $10M - $30M | Sports Historical Reflecting the mayhem the 1980s, the new coach and owners of the New York METS struggle to put a team together that amounts to a win. Moneyball meets The Wolf of Wall Street

Awards

  • Scriptapalooza TV Pilot 3rd Place
    (2018)

  • Austin Film Festival AMC Pilot Script Finalist
    (2017)

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