Beth Hoover is a screenwriter and half of an award-winning writing team with partner, Gar. She has a feature in development whose attached cast includes Sandra Bernhard, whom Beth has always regarded as her spirit guide. She’s an adjunct professor at Loyola University, where she teaches screenwriting as a team in the International Film and Media Studies program. Beth is on the advisory board for Women in Film, having previously served on its board of directors, and was among the organization’s first screenwriting mentors. She is co-founder of ideafarm, a brand and web development agency, and serves on the 2012 Chicago Comedy Film Festival jury. A native of Monterey, Calif., Beth began her writing career as a business news journalist and holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia.