Beth Serlin is an international screenwriter and educator. She won Best Screenplay at the Tokyo Film Festival for Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille), which was then nominated for Best Foreign Language film in the 1998 Academy Awards. She’s since written for the major German broadcasters Pro-7, ZDF, Sat1, and ARD. Her latest feature film, Dschungelkind (co-writer), was produced by UFA Cinema and distributed by Universal International in 2011. Currently, her script Bodycheck (co-writer) is shooting in Berlin for Sat1 and Dreamtool Entertainment. She’s has also worked as a story analyst for New Line Cinema, CAA, Spring Creek Productions, and the Sundance Institute.
As an educator, Serlin specializes in Frank Daniel’s approach to scene analysis and story structure. She has led script development seminars in Mexico (Laboratoria de Escritura de Guiones) and throughout Europe (North by Northwest, Screen Training Ireland, The Binger Institute, Master School Drebuch). She earned a M.F.A, in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California and is currently an Associate Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. Serlin believes in the universal nature of film language and that the craft of screenwriting promotes communication across borders, cultures, and linguistic barriers.