Greg Beck’s been writing screenplays for 10 years, finding a niche in the 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 written the screenplay "Eve's Serpents" for New York-based producer Joyce San Pedro. Has worked as a script doctor on an American/Israeli feature script "The Nigerian Contract". He's currently working with director Lior Geller (We Die Young) as co-writer on the historical action drama "Here Be Dragons".
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 1970s 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.
"My goal as a writer is to tell stories that engage an adult audience on an entertainment and an intellectual level. I want to give the audience the catharsis of poetic justice that they might not ever get in a lifetime and to push their buttons to question themselves." Greg Beck