William R. Pace
William Pace received a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University’s acclaimed Graduate Film & TV program where he wrote & directed “Echo Canyon,” an award-winning short film televised nationally on the USA Network. Since receiving his MFA, William Pace has written four produced independent feature films, three of which he co-produced. He’s also written many optioned feature screenplays, plus several produced episodes of various TV shows. His script CHARMING BILLY was a finalist for the Sundance Institute’s prestigious Screenwriting Lab, and William went on to direct the award-winning feature film, CHARMING BILLY, which premiered at the AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival, whereupon VARIETY proclaimed William displayed “notable cinematic and storytelling craft.” CHARMING BILLY was then distributed by a division of Miramax and broadcast on the Independent Film Channel.
William also adapted and directed the award-winning short, “A Relaxing Day,” from Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck, and has directed American legend Tony Bennett in videos for Mr. Bennett’s charity foundation, Exploring the Arts.
William teaches filmmaking and screenwriting at NYC’s The New School, where he serves as its Screenwriting Certificate Director. He is also a private screenplay consultant who’s worked with writers like Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon and many others whose scripts have gone on to such success as making the influential Black List, win competitions such as Slamdance, be produced and distributed worldwide. This fall he is Creative Consultant and Assoc. Producer for the independent film, HARROW.
And — believe it or not — he’s actually listed in Warren Allen Smith’s book CELEBRITIES IN HELL.
Length: 1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time
Based: London or Online