John W. Beach: John entered the talent agency business in 1999 at Paradigm, later finding a home at ACME Talent and Literary. As a literary agent, John aided the careers of writers such as Catherine Coulter, Sandra Brown, Robert Ellis and Homer Hickam. He assisted many writers in the sale of their work by helping develop their screenplays & manuscripts into a more marketable product. John also represented ACME sitting as a judge for the Hollywood Film Festival, evaluating screenplay entries and hosting pitch sessions.
After ACME, John came together with other producers and opened Fortress Features. As the Director of Development, he sought out stories for Fortress to acquire and develop into rich film/television projects. He brought in such talents as Stan Lee, Dan Silva and many others.
In 2011, John opened the Los Angeles office of INDYCAR where he invited and managed celebrities at INDYCAR events and races. John also developed Branded Integrations for INDYCAR with TV shows like MYTHBUSTERS, LET’S MAKE A DEAL, BETTY WHITE’S OFF THEIR ROCKERS, STORAGE WARS and many other shows, and managed INDYCAR’s social media campaign for DreamWorks Animations 2013 film TURBO.
John prides his southern roots and ensures that his values will translate in his endeavors in the film industry.