Beth is an award-winning screenwriter (with her longtime collaborator, Gar) whose work has taken top honors at film festivals across the country and been recognized in writing competitions including PAGE International, American Zoetrope, and the Nicholl Fellowships of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2013, the Hoovers' short script The Oblate was a winner at Moondance International Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival and ReelHeart International Film Festival in Toronto. The project has received staged readings and is being developed as a short film and potential series pilot with the participation of the Windy City Gay Men's Chorus. She and Gar are also developing several other feature and TV series projects.
Beth serves on the faculty at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches Story for Film & TV and Screenwriting as a team with Gar. She's on the advisory board of the Chicago chapter of Women in Film, having previously served on the organization's board of directors and as a screenwriting mentor. She's also served on the jury for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
Beth is co-founder and partner with Gar at ideafarm, a Chicago-based boutique branded entertainment and digital content agency that works with entrepreneurs and artists to bring their stories to their desired audiences through the power of film and social media.
A native of Monterey who spent her formative years living in Cuba, Beth is a longtime vegan and animal welfare advocate. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and is represented by a New York-based literary and talent agency.