Stacey Stanley is an industry veteran experience in Development, Production Finance and Production oversight. She began her entertainment career working under veteran distribution executive & Oscar winner John W. Hyde at his Producer Sales Organization in 1999 and then followed Hyde to Anchor Bay, where eventually she would be given the opportunity to head the fledging production company’s new live action division, NEW ARC Entertainment. Under Stacey’s direction the company financed and produced more than 15 indie features in its first 18 months. As the new Executive in Charge of Production for the division (renamed IDT Entertainment), she led the division into its first forays in television, producing the EMMY nominated series MASTERS OF HORROR (Showtime), MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (ABC) and PAINKILLER JANE (SyFy). In 2007 Starz Entertainment purchased IDT Entertainment and asked Stacey to stay on to run the production unit of what would become STARZ Media, the studio arm for the new company. In 2008, Stacey shifted her focus to creative development overseeing new series including the EMMY nominated STARZ Inside and Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment as well as overall development deals with Ludacris, Martin Lawrence and a number of show runners and talents. In 2010, she left Starz to become the VP of Development for Indomina Media Group where she advised the International Financier on all creative development, packaging and production decisions for the company including the overseeing development on the Sam Jackson feature adaptation AFRO SAMURAI. In 2012 Stacey became VP of International Business Development for Lantica Media the new financing and production division launched by Indomina Group’s Pinewood Dominican Republic where she worked closely advising the executive committee on production financing and domestic deals. Stacey produced two features, “Ladrones” and “Complices” for Lantica between 2014 and 2016 and was associate producer on the Emmy Award winning web series “Acting Dead” in 2016. Currently, Stacey lives in Burbank California where she oversees Business Development for International Consulting Firm “And So It Begins Entertainment” and serves as Executive Producer for ASIB television and features.
Stacey's Pitch Tip: Pitch me a project that has a great story that makes sense for an indie/international market.
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