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  • William R Pace

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    William R 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. William has written four independent feature films -- three of which he also co-produced -- three optioned screenplays, and several syndicated TV episodes. His script CHARMING BILLY was a 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 served as co-producer and editor for the digitally released indie psychological drama THE HARROW. He has been very active with short films too, having produced and directed the award-winning short, "A Relaxing Day," written by Pulitzer-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck and has recently written, produced and directed a series of new short films that have played many festivals and won awards: "Little Piggy", "Teacher's Nightmare", "Third Party Witness", and "Blood & Tears". William also had the honor of directing American legend Tony Bennett in a series of educational videos shot at the famous Guggenheim Musem. FInally, William was the creator and original producer of the annual Original Script Reading Event.

    Degrees Held

    Master of Fine Arts, New York University

    Professional Affiliation

    Member of Universtiy of Film and Video Association.

    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

    Research Interests

    Cinema, film, filmmaking, movies, screenwriting, scripts, screenplays, producing, directing, editing, cinematography

    Awards And Honors

    "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

    "Little Piggy" - Best Live Action Direction, UFVA

    Current Courses

    Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production

    Film 3: Adv. Pre-Production (Fall 2019)

    Script Analysis

    Script Analysis (Open Campus)

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