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Frank Beacham is a New York City-based independent writer, director and producer who works in print, radio, television, film and theatre.
A former staff reporter for United Press International, the Miami Herald, Gannett Newspapers and Post-Newsweek, Beacham's articles and stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Village Voice. Two stories from his non-fiction book, Whitewash: A Southern Journey through Music, Mayhem and Murder, are being developed into feature films.
Beacham has written three non-fiction books on video for the American Society of Cinematographers, and has been a long running columnist on television and the Internet for TV Technology magazine. He is a contributor to Toward the Meeting of the Waters, a new anthology on the civil rights movement published by the University of South Carolina Press.
Beacham has conceived and written projects for companies that include Warner Music Group, NBC, Sony, Panasonic, Mindport Communications, Snell & Wilcox, Authentium, Next Level Communications, Ameritech, Pixelmetrix, AMG Media, and General Instrument.
Beacham was executive producer of Tim Robbins' Touchstone feature film, Cradle Will Rock, which was released nationally in 1999 and is currently available on home video. Maverick, a new stage play by Beacham and George Demas, is currently in pre-production in New York.
Beacham wrote and directed the American Public Radio drama, The Orangeburg Massacre, starring David Carradine, Blair Underwood and James Whitmore. It won the 1991 Gold Medal for Best History and the Silver Medal for Best Social Issues programs in international radio competition among 26 nations at the New York Festivals.
Beacham produced, with the late Richard Wilson, the six-hour retrospective, Theatre of the Imagination: Radio Stories by Orson Welles & the Mercury Theatre and wrote, directed and produced the documentary, The Mercury Company Remembers with Leonard Maltin. Previously, he has written for Riverwalk: Live From the Landing, a weekly jazz broadcast from American Public Radio.
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