William Pace | The New School for Public Engagement
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    William Pace

    Part-Time Associate Professor; Screenwriting Certificate Advisor

    MFA in Film, New York University

    Bill Pace

    William Pace received a Masters of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University's Graduate Film & TV program where his thesis film "Echo Canyon" won the Cinemagic National Short Film Search and was televised nationally on the USA Cable Network. William has written four distributed independent feature films, three of which he co-produced, three optioned screenplays, and several syndicated TV episodes. His script CHARMING BILLY was a three-time finalist for the Sundance Institute's prestigious Screenwriting Lab, and William went on to produce and direct the feature film. It premiered at the AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival where VARIETY proclaimed William displayed "notable cinematic and storytelling craft." William also produced and directed the award-winning short, "A Relaxing Day," written by Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck and has directed American legend Tony Bennett in a series of videos. Occasionally returning to his roots in theater, William directed the world premiere of the musical "SOUTH: A Nautical Tale," commissioned by NYC's noted Dixon Place. Most recently he's written the short film "Communication Breakdown." In addition to his teaching duties, William also serves as the Adviser to the Screenwriting Certificate program and producer of the annual Original Script Reading Event.

    Courses Taught

    • Script Analysis
    • Screenwriting 1
    • Screenwriting 2
    • Screenwriting 3
    • Rewrite & Polish
    • Screenwriting for the Web
    • A-Z Independent Filmmaking
    • Filmmaking 3

    Recent Publications

    Author of "Afterwards" for reissues of classic novels packaged with DVDs of classic film adapations (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Oliver Twist, The Scarlet Letter, Cyrano de Bergerac, Anna Karenina and The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries), Signet Classics, NY

    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    Featured Seminar Speaker - "Writing The Marketable Spec," Screenwriter's World Conference East, 2013; Panel Moderator - "The New Hollywood: Inroads For Innovative Writers," Screenwriter's World Conference East, 2013.

    Awards and Honors

    Phi Kappa Phi, Paulette Goddard Scholarship, "Charming Billy"; Best Actor, Los Angeles/AFI International Film Festival, Best Dramatic Feature, Route 66 Film Festival, "A Relaxing Day" - Best Produced Short, NJ Movie Makers MemFest.