Beverley holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern History from Harvard University. After graduating, Beverley received a fellowship to the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she studied Arabic and worked in the Special Collections division of the University library. She later received her J.D. from Tulane Law School in entertainment and sports law. Beverley has worked at several New York law firms; assisted the director of development at Revelations Entertainment; and produced the independent feature films Chutney Popcorn (2000) starring Jill Hennessy, and The Other Brother (2002), starring Mekhi Phifer. Beverley is a 2004 MFA graduate of the American Film Institute, where she produced four short films, and in 2003 was the recipient of a prestigious $10,000 AFI Scholarship. Beverley’s thesis film, Wednesday Afternoon, (dir. Alonso F. Mayo), has appeared in over 20 national and international film festivals. It was the Gold Prize winner, Narrative Category at the 2005 Student Academy Awards and one of three nominees for the Best Short Film Award at the 2005 Imagen Awards. Wednesday Afternoon has also won several honors, including: McDonald’s Best Student Work Award, San Diego Latino Film Festival; Honorable Mention, Latino Category at the 2004 DGA Student Film Awards; Jury Prize Winner, Best Short Film at the Boston Latino International Film Festival; Finalist of the Angelus Live Action Award at the Angelus Awards Student Film Festival; and Finalist, Best Short Film at the Deauville Festival of American Film (France). Wednesday Afternoon has aired on Showtime and SiTV (Dish Network) and will air in Scandinavia for Canal+ Nordic.
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