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Jeffery Scott Beasley learned photography when a music video and commercial director he was representing, fashion photographer and filmmaker Cliff Watts, suggested that it might be a good idea for him to shoot. Beasley also learned from being on the commercial and music video sets of fashion photographers Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Stephane Sednaoui and Thierry LeGoues. His clients include, UMG, Louisa Models in Munich, Germany, Next Models, LA Models, It Models, Prima, Elite, Colours, V.O Hair Products, Hollywood Records, Quality Records, The Hollywood Reporter, Shoot Magazine, Don Cheadle, Don Was, Sean Patrick Flanery, Alien Fashion Show, Janice Dickinson amongst others.
Beasley began his career at CBS Television in the mailroom,and in the Production Scheduling department. He worked at Motown Records in Artist Relations, representing various musical acts for TV and Radio. He also wrote music interviews for several nationally syndicated publications. Beasley was the first to cover Michael Jackson’s historic Motown 25 Performance for a national magazine, and one of the first people to interview Janet Jackson upon the release of her debut record.
As an assistant to Anne-Marie Mackay at Propaganda Films, Beasley’s first experience with music video production was on Madonna’s “Vogue”. He interfaced daily with the company’s roster of then young directors, which included Michael Bay, David Fincher, Mark Romanek, Dominic Sena, Antoine Fuqua, and Alek Keshishian. He worked on Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous short films, the feature film Madonna’s “Truth Or Dare”, her controversial “Justify My Love” music video, and “Diamonds and Pearls” and “Cream” videos for Prince.
As a Director’s Representative, Beasley worked for Spellbound Pictures, and DNA. In other capacities he worked for Palomar Pictures and The Refractory Entertainment Company.
Beasley produced and co-wrote the successful Super Model-themed music video “Too Funky” by George Michael while representing director/fashion designer/photographer/filmmaker Thierry Mugler. Other music video clips Beasley executive produced include “2001” Melissa Etheridge, “Here I Go Again” Glenn Jones, El DeBarge “My Heart Belongs To You”, Henry Rollins Band “Low S.O.”, Stacey Dean Campbell “Oh Rosalee”, Lonnie Gordon “Happening All Over Again”, and “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)” Julio Iglesias. He has produced various short film spots with Cliff Watts, at Maximum Exposure, and Mike Ruiz at CAYA Filmworks. Those projects included, "Levis A Bois" featuring Milla Jovovitch, Traci Lords “Walking In LA”, Kristine W “Fly Again”, and RuPaul “Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous”. Beasley also directed a 60 second spec spot called “Lycra”, and a music video for The Universal Music Group.