Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes are my two inspirations. They've built televisions empires of meaningful, socially relevant television series that continue to inspire me to work in television.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Haitian-American writer Yves Beneche started his career as a child actor. His credits include memorable roles in National Treasure and Law and Order. His time as an actor made him realize that many roles available to Black actors perpetuated negative stereotypes. As a result, Yves stopped acting by the time he started high school to focus on storytelling from behind the camera.
Yves most recently worked as the Writers Assistant on Queen Sugar. He previously worked on Blackish, Grownish, and Bob Hearts Abishola. Yves received his MFA in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California, where he wrote and directed award winning short films that have screened at various film festivals. Most of his own writing focuses on family dysfunction, coming of age stories, and stories with social significance. Yves’ goal is to become a TV Writer and work in a writers room, and eventually become a showrunner.
Los Angeles, CA, USA