Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Profile:

    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.

    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

    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.

    Current Courses:

    Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production (Open Campus)

    Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production

    Script Analysis (Open Campus)

    Script Analysis (Open Campus)

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