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Beverly Gray

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After completing my doctorate in Contemporary American Fiction at UCLA, I surprised everyone (including myself) by taking a job with B-movie maven Roger Corman. At the legendary New World Pictures, I edited scripts, wrote publicity material, cast voice actors, and tried my hand at production. One highlight was coming up with the twist ending to a cult classic, Death Race 2000. Later, as story editor at Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons Pictures, I oversaw the development of 170 low-budget features. I’ve written six produced screenplays, and played several cameo roles (in all of which I kept my clothes on).

Since leaving Corman’s employ, I have been active as a journalist, while also teaching screenwriting workshops through UCLA Extension. My f
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Beverly Gray Words are my playground, and I love manipulating them, especially when I am simultaneously getting at the truth about a complex man like my former bos…moreWords are my playground, and I love manipulating them, especially when I am simultaneously getting at the truth about a complex man like my former boss, Roger Corman. It means a lot to me when other Corman alumni tell me they've understood Roger better through reading my work. (less)
Beverly Gray Writing satisfies an itch I feel all the time. (My bi-weekly Beverly in Movieland blog especially good for that.) I love making mental connections bet…moreWriting satisfies an itch I feel all the time. (My bi-weekly Beverly in Movieland blog especially good for that.) I love making mental connections between movies and other facets of daily life: for me it's fun!(less)
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