Recipient of UCLA Extension's Distinguished Instructor Award

director • writer • speaker
Beverly Olevin

Film Adaptation is complete!


"Good Side of Bad" film is finished:

World Premiere was in June, 2023.


Now appearing in film festivals

across the country.

New theatrical adaption of the award-winning novel just completed.


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Little Free Library here now! In front of our house on Beverly Glen Place. Click the picture for details, or just come on by and get a book.

"Words are the most   powerful of all drugs."


So says the engaging protagonist in Beverly's critically-acclaimed play,

now available from

Marley Publishing.


Soundings is a unique drama about the power of choosing and changing one’s future. The play is a comic-drama that touches the heart and opens the mind.


click below for the movie's website ...

Writing Coach


Services available for

either fiction, non-fiction

or memoir


Individual consultation includes:


• a one-hour meeting to discuss your writing project

• reading of your work

• one follow-up meeting with feedback and advice


Fee:  $1,000


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  when coming home is no place to hide


A short dramatic film written and directed by Beverly Olevin




A couple's peace is shattered when a

frightened Iraq war vet breaks into

their rural home, making all three of

them victims of misdirected





"Mozart Promotional Video"

  class promotion for education


A short video essay by Marc & Beverly Olevin




Instructor promotional video describing

a class and teacher in Los Angeles.




Let out your inner writer in a fun, safe, and non-judgmental setting. Here is a place to let your words flow; memories, insights, ideas, visions will find life on the page. No pressure, no goals, no expectations; just a guided adventure into the pleasure, satisfaction and joy of writing.


Wine and Words is not a traditional writing class, it’s a free and easy journey that allows you to nurture your creative spirit as well as your introspective side. And it is all made more enjoyable with a glass of wine shared with like-minded people. A collection of inventive word prompts get you started writing and soon you will be exploring your past, present and future in new and exciting ways or testing your talent at creating fiction.


  July 13:       Los Angeles

  August 3:    Sacramento

  August 17:  Seattle


contact me for dates and location details...


"Second Wind: New Passions and Paths"


A documentary film project by Beverly Olevin




The Objective: The purpose of this project is to explore how individuals can reinvent themselves in life’s second half and find a sense of meaning and purpose that redefines how they see retirement.


Your Role: We are interested in interviewing people who have discovered a new passion that brings more energy, enthusiasm, learning and adventure into their lives. We are looking for all kinds of stories- each one will be its own unique journey.


If you are interested in making your

Second Wind story a part of this project,

please e-mail me a few paragraphs

describing your new passion or path.

I look forward to reading them.


You can contact me at



Pen to Paper Writing Workshop


Beverly is continuing her writing workshop that will be lead in her home with small groups. After years of consulting and training in corporations, years of directing theater, and writing & publishing fiction, she's eager to put all this experience and skill to work in a meaningful way with intelligent and interesting people who want to expand their horizons.


If you're a writer, or interested in exploring writing, here is the class:


• Pen to Paper

This will be a six week workshop designed for anyone who is interested in writing fiction, from poetry to short stories to novels. This class is meant to get you going and keep you going. This workshop is for experienced writers as well as those who are just beginning their writing career. Here is a place where you can safely share your writing with like-minded people. Writing exercises will help you find your voice and the story you truly want to tell.


Workshops will continue throughout 2012, and new sessions in 2013 ... check back for details.


Workshop fee is $120. The goal is to make this affordable,

 fun and inviting for all who are interested.


Please feel free to contact Beverly directly:



Beverly's books