William Beasley

William Beasley

Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester

  • Television, Radio & Film

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William Beasley has enjoyed a distinguished film career working in various production capacities since 1975.

He was accepted into the Directors Guild of America Training Program in 1975 and upon its completion rose through the ranks of assistant directors working on such films as "Up in Smoke," "Breaking Away," "American Gigolo" and "The Lost Boys." He went on to production manage and associate produce "Beaches," "Christmas Vacation," "Arachnophobia" and "Basic Instinct."

As a producer on 22 feature films, his work included "Falling Down," "Fearless," "Something to Talk About," "The Cable Guy," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "The Mexican," "21," "Broken City" and "Paranoia."

He worked on an additional 48 feature motion pictures, 11 television movies and 3 television series in various other capacities. While working at all of the major studios and most of the minor studios, he has helped create films in all the various genres of horror, comedy, drama, science fiction, westerns and musicals.

A graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema, he took graduate courses at California State University Northridge and has served as a guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, and Cal State University Northridge. Bill has been an adjunct professor for the SULA Semester since 2013.