May 2022 Update: "Muddy Fork" was just named as an Official Selection of the New York Movie Awards; this is Muddy Fork's 11th placement.
April: "Muddy Fork" has just won its tenth placement, making the Quarterfinals of the Filmmatic Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship.
My one hour tv drama, "Placid Valley", just placed as a Quarterfinalist in the Wiki Screenplay Contest.
My drama, "Muddy Fork", has just placed as a Quarterfinalist in The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest.
March: "Murder at Movary Manor"- Finalist, Hollywood Just4Shorts Screenplay and Shorts Competition.
February: "Small Town Heroes"- Quarterfinalist, Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition.
"Muddy Fork", "The Secret Lives of 1861"- Semifinalists, The Southern California Screenplay Competition.
"Mildred Smith - T.V. Pilot"- Quarterfinalist, The Southern California Screenplay Competition.
"Muddy Fork"- Quarterfinalist, Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition.
Fall 2021: Velvet Hiney, Selection, LA Queer Film Festival.
Writer, director, producer and photographer, Stacey Bean, a native Arkansan and former university administrator, first moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to try to write for television. After a friend advised it would be easier to start out writing for theatre in New York, Bean moved to NYC and wrote, produced and directed his first play, “At Play in the Fields of the Trailer Park”, a comedy which ran for two years and became a cult hit in downtown New York. In 1997, Bean took the play to Los Angeles where it ran for a summer to rave reviews and ended up being pitched to the former WB Television Network as a sitcom. From the success of his play, he obtained literary representation and optioned three screenplays in Los Angeles. In 1998 Bean wrote and produced a short film, “Muddy Fork”, which featured three-time Emmy nominee, Michael Kelly, (House of Cards), and premiered at The Austin Film Festival on the same bill with Sandra Bullock’s directorial debut. In the 2000’s, other plays by Bean were produced in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale and New York. In 2010, Bean created and sold a competition reality show to GRB Entertainment, Emmy winners for the popular reality show, “Intervention.” In 2019, Bean began submitting his screenplays to national screenplay competitions and has placed 27 times. Earlier this year, Bean wrote, produced and directed “Velvet's House Party,” a proof of concept pilot for a television sitcom and is currently in the process of pitching that project to television.