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Producer, Distribution and marketing executive
Jesse Beaton has had a steady climb in the motion picture industry, learning the ropes both at studios and in the realm of independent pictures. The experience served her well when she became an independent producer in ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (7)

Bless Me, Ultima 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Out of Time 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

High Crimes 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Devil in A Blue Dress 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

One False Move 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Laurel Avenue (TV Show)

Producer
Actor (1)

Out of Time 2003 (Movie)

Romona (Actor)

Biography

Jesse Beaton has had a steady climb in the motion picture industry, learning the ropes both at studios and in the realm of independent pictures. The experience served her well when she became an independent producer in 1988 and she has gone on to be associated with director Carl Franklin on several of his projects, notably his debut film, "One False Move" (1992), the HBO miniseries "Laurel Avenue" (1993), and the 1995 Denzel Washington vehicle based on a mystery by Walter Moseley, "Devil in a Blue Dress". (Beaton and Franklin are partners in Monarch productions.)

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

Milestones

1995

With Franklin, signed two-year, first look deal with TriStar

1995

Produced feature "Devil in a Blue Dress" also directed by Franklin

1993

Produced HBO miniseries "Laurel Avenue" directed by Franklin

1992

Produced Carl Franklin's directorial debut, "One False Move"

1988

Left Island Pictures to become independent producer

1987

Became senior vice president, production and development at Island Pictures

Produced Penn & Teller's traveling road show

Secured US distribution rights for "El Norte"

Was program director for the Mill Valley Film Festival

Formed Monarch Pictures with Franklin

Worked in regional sales office for Paramount Pictures

Bonus Trivia

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Beaton has served as secretary of the Independent Features Project.

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