Stacey Parks, Founder, Film Specific
Stacey Parks is an expert in the area of Film & TV distribution, with over 15 years experience working with independent film producers. As a Foreign Sales Agent since 2001 she has secured distribution for hundreds of independent features and programs worldwide. She has sold films and programs to NHK (Japan), RTL (Germany), Canal Plus (France), BBC, SkyTV, HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, A&E, History Channel, Travel Channel and countless others.
Prior to becoming a foreign sales agent, she was an Associate Producer on the feature film "Shadow Magic" (1999) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics. In 2001, Stacey produced a London-based internet TV series called SEED TV about socially conscious entrepreneurs, which was executive produced by renowned British PR 'guru' Lynne Franks. In 1995, Stacey began her career at the William Morris Agency and for 4 years worked in the soundtrack and independent film packaging departments.
After spending several years in the trenches of independent film & program distribution, Stacey decided to write the book "The Insiders Guide To Independent Film Distribution" (Focal Press 2007), considered to be an essential handbook for independent filmmakers seeking production and distribution insight for their films. Simultaneously she launched FilmSpecific.com, a website
dedicated to educating filmmakers about independent film financing, distribution,
& marketing. Since it's launch, FilmSpecific.com has been named by Moviemaker Magazine "one of the 50 best websites for moviemakers", and "one of the top 25 websites that filmmakers need to know about".
In 2009 Stacey launched Media Sparks Entertainment and currently specializes in producing Film and TV projects for all media platforms, with international appeal. Stacey also works on putting together international co-production and co-financing for Film and TV projects with European partners.
Recognized as an expert in the field, Ms. Parks has spoken and lectured extensively on the subject of independent film distribution across the United States and Europe, including at the AFM, Cannes Film Festival and British Film Institute. She holds a Masters degree in International Business from Pepperdine
University and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.