Roxanne Raye (Beck)
Originally from a small town in Arkansas, optioned screenwriter and author Roxanne Raye has been writing stories since she was seven. After stints as a singer in Nashville and an animation voice actor in New York (“Pokémon,” “Doug”), her love of movies and television led her to Los Angeles, where her first script was optioned by an Oscar-winning producer.
Roxanne went on to earn her MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA (Humanitas Drama Fellowship nomination, “Oliver’s Prize” for Best Family or Animated Film). Currently she is developing THE QUEEN OF MAGIC, a TV drama series based on the true story of the most successful female magician of the 20th century (Black List '9' rating, 2022). Roxanne’s writing tends to revolve around rebellious women who refuse to be silenced, and underdogs who never give up. She enjoys doing rewrites for studios and production companies, and volunteering as a tutor for 826LA.
Honors & Awards
Short Listed for The Black List/Warby Parker Writer's Vision Grant - HAND TO GOD - 2022
Finalist, WeScreenplay TV Pilot Competition - THE QUEEN OF MAGIC - 2019
Semifinalist, ScreenCraft TV Fellowship Competition - THE QUEEN OF MAGIC - 2019 and 2020
Female, Over 40
THE QUEEN OF MAGIC
(1-hour drama - MRS. MAISEL meets THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT)
The ambitious daughter of a Kansas circus owner must overcome the hurdles of her father’s objections, a female rival, and her own demons to become the “Queen of Magic” and the most successful female magician of the 20th century. Based on a true story.
HAND TO GOD
(1-hour drama - SAVING GRACE meets THE ESSEX SERPENT)
A struggling New York actress returns to her Georgia hometown for Christmas, planning to stay “three days, max.” But when her best friend from childhood is fatally injured in a car wreck, she must decide what to do with the supernatural gift of healing her friend leaves her.
(1/2-hour dramedy - RUSSIAN DOLL meets MOM)
When a single, down-on-her-luck, stoner mom is unexpectedly granted superpowers by alien beings, she finds new purpose in bringing deadbeat dads and negligent moms to justice. There’s just one catch: Cannabis will become her Kryptonite.
Character-driven, Female-centric, Historical/Alternative History, Animation, Satire, Dark, Bittersweet
Female, Over 40