A graduate of USC Film School, Bill has written two original films for the Sci-Fi Channel, Silent Warnings
(2003) and Alien Siege
(2005), and he wrote and directed the comedy short A Day in the Life of a Vampire
(2002). He currently has two horror scripts, Kiss of Blood
and Dracula: The Beginning
under option to independent producers, and has several other sci-fi and horror projects in development.
In 1997, Bill sold two stories to Star Trek: Voyager.
He served as Chairman of the non-profit Scriptwriters Network from 1997-2004, and currently serves on their board as Chairman Emeritus and Industry Liaison, helping to book guest speakers for their monthly events and occasionally serving as moderator. Bill also ran the Network’s successful Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition from 1994-2004, helping numerous writers break into the industry. A top script consultant and teacher, Bill has taught classes almost every year at Creative Screenwriting’s annual Screenwriting Expo, and has been awarded “Star Instructor” status at some of their events. In addition, he has done seminars for Sherwood Oaks College, the Newport Beach Film Festival, Learning Tree University, the Scriptwriters Network, Scriptwriters Showcase, Flash Forward, ScreenplayLab, and The Writers Store. Known as “The Log Line Doctor,” Bill has assisted numerous writers in improving their craft and developing killer log lines and synopses to help them sell their scripts.
Among other ventures, Bill has worked as a freelance copywriter for Warner Home Video and Universal Home Video, contributing package and onscreen copy for over 200 DVD movies, including The Matrix, Superman: The Movie, The Exorcist, The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park 3, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca
He wrote the liner notes for Minority Report
and the 20th anniversary DVD edition of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
, and was the primary copywriter for Warner Bros.’ official Stanley Kubrick website, www.kubrickfilms.com
, as well as their official Humphrey Bogart website, www.bogartfilms.com
. He also helped found and run the Scriptwriters Network’s successful “Story to Glory” film series at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, which ran from 2003-2005. This popular series screened classic films and brought the writers in to talk about them. Bill moderated several of the events, including ones featuring David Zucker and Robert Hays with Airplane
, David Hayter with X-Men
, and Harve Bennett and Ralph Winter with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home