Named a “Creative Leader” by local media, Yolanda Beasley is an award-winning media artist, screenwriter, filmmaker and actress. She is the founder of WriteforHollywood.com, a screenwriting mentor site which draws more than 500,000 screenwriters annually worldwide.
Yolanda began her career as a media planner in the UK and Toronto, quickly becoming known for highly creative and innovative media plans on clients such as IBM, Unilever, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, and Kraft. During that time she also became the world’s leading expert on Media Tools software for Rogers.
After leaving the agency world, her work as an actress, model, screenwriter, and director led her to produce commercial creative for television, radio, print, Internet, and outdoor media. She was credited with rebranding and reviving the image of Whitby Chamber of Commerce and won an award for it.
Yolanda has been featured on CHEX TV, CITY TV, CBC’s Venture, Oshawa This Week, and Playback Magazine. She was interviewed by Adelaide Screenwriter, featured on IMDB in their Fresh Faces and Most Popular Under 5 Roles ranking list. Acclaimed screenwriter/showrunner Ken Finkleman was impressed with her work, calling it “intricate” and she was a quarterfinalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest.
Active in the arts community, Yolanda was invited by BMW to be a panelist on a car design contest for fashion designers and by the Durham Region to participate in a forum for the development of the local film industry. She is currently an ACTRA member, a former member of LIFT and WIFT. She’s a former executive of LIFT Out Loud Screenwriting series, LIFT’s screenwriting circle, Writers’ Community of Durham Region and she created and led a writers’ circle to mentor young writers.
Yolanda lives in the GTA and is producing a feature film.