Steven Williams career reflects a diverse multi-media background that includes radio production, music recording, television and film production and post-production. Williams recently completed producing the 4 episode HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones” for Silverback 5150 Films. “The Defiant Ones” is an epic story of the lives of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and their influence on music, culture and the business world. Proceeding a transition into the producing arena, Williams had a multifaceted career at NBCUniversal.
Williams served as Vice President of Post Production Services for NBCUniversal StudioPost, a division of Operations & Technical Services (O&TS). StudioPost provided best-in-class post support that enabled NBCUniversal to produce, master, deliver and preserve the highest quality media content throughout the world. As Vice President of Post Production Services, Williams oversaw TV Post & Sound, Feature Sound, Feature Marketing, Projection, and Editorial Facilities, which was an expansion of his previous position as Vice President, Administration, Sound Services for Universal Studios Post Production & Media Services.
Williams joined NBCUniversal in 2002 as Supervising Sound Editor working as a Sound Supervisor on many pilots and television shows including four seasons on Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Williams provided feature sound supervision and sound design services on such high-profile projects as The Book of Eli, Dead Presidents, Broken City, and Menace II Society. In 2006, Williams transitioned to a management role as Director of Sound Services.
Williams is an Emmy Award winner and a member of both The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He has also served on the board of the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He is a member of International Documentary Association, Independent Features West and the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers. Williams has been engaged as a guest lecturer at many professional & academic events. Williams was active in fostering new talent into the NBCU Sound department through mentoring and internship opportunities.
Williams attended the University of California, Berkeley.
He lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife, Clara. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. In the gritty new action-drama GANG RELATED, Detective RYAN LOPEZ is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers - a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan's best friend and police partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN, who has been at the forefront of the city's war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang's leader, JAVIER ACOSTA, the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force. It's a secret that has been held for a decade by Ryan, Javier and ... Written by FOX
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV Movie (Action and Crime) Sound department When a man is released from prison, he meets with his twin to assist him in getting back on his feet. Shortly after leaving a bar together, there is a turn of tragic events, and it becomes evident that their lives have taken remarkably different paths. Written by Keenan Walker
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Sound department An ex-boxer desperate to connect with his only son gives him a gift on his 21st birthday that will change their lives forever.
The Book of Eli
Film (Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Sound department In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book,... Written by Harry Jankel, London, England
Film (Western) Sound department With the rope around his neck and about to be hoisted off the ground, Nate is given a second chance to make things right. By the graciousness of a wandering bounty hunter Nate is offered the opportunity to repay his debt while assisting his savior, Benjamin, in capturing one of the west's most notorious outlaws known as Henry Plummer. Written by Anonymous
You, Me and Dupree
Film (Comedy and Romance) Sound department For newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson, life can't get any sweeter as they begin anew to settle down into married life. With a nice house and established careers in tow, nothing seems to get in their way. However, Carl is about find out just how much friendship means when Dupree, his best friend has been displaced from his home and fired from his job because of attending their wedding. Taking his friend in, what Carl and Molly are about to experience is that the fine line between a few days and whatever else is after, can be a lot more than they bargained for. Especially when their friend overstays his welcome in far too many ways than he should. Written by mystic80
Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department In South Los Angeles, while bringing his beloved son Junior back home from school, the paroled ex-convicted O2 promises his son that he would always come back to him and never leave him alone. However, his car is hijacked and Junior is kidnapped. Without any lead, O2 forces the street vendor Coco to help him to find where his car might have been sent for disassembling. Meanwhile, O2's addicted brother Lucky discovers that the cruel leader of the Outlaw Syndicate, the drug lord Meat, is keeping the boy arrested in a room and asking a ransom of US$ 100,000.00 that he believes O2 have from an old heist. O2 and Coco plot a scheme to put the pimp P-Money and Meat against each other and steal their money. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV Movie (Drama) Sound department After Sara Swerdlow's death in a nightly car accident, her excessively self-righteous mother Natalie shamelessly invites herself to move into her room at the remote summer house where her friends are on holiday as often before. Gay playwright Adam fails to evict her because of happily married Peter's cavalier hospitality. Soon everyone suffers facing Sara's, and their own past and present, as Nathalie only thought she really knew her 'all-confiding' daughter, which shifts several reports. Written by KGF Vissers
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Sound department Lennie Briscoe, now retired from the NYPD, joins the District Attorney's office as an investigator. Through him, and the various lawyers, jury members and court officials we meet along the way, the show explores the intricate workings of the jury system. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Romance) Sound department Percy and Marilyn are renewing their vows for their anniversary, and their daughter Theresa brings her boyfriend Simon for them to meet. Unbeknownst to her parents, the kids plan to announce their engagement during the weekend. The Jones family is Black; Theresa neglects to tell them Simon is White. Race complicates Percy's general mistrust of any boyfriend, so he instigates an investigation of Simon, discovering he's recently lost his job and hasn't told Theresa. Mistrust rears its ugly head, and in the process of Theresa and Simon's argument, Marilyn and Percy fall out. What can the men do to cross the divide between each other and between men and women? Will anyone be exchanging vows? Written by <email@example.com>
TV Series by Brian Singer (Drama) Sound Supervisor Pilot Episode
Television by Russo Bros (Drama) Sound Supervisor Harley Random is an ambitious, take-charge runway chief based at LAX, the 5th busiest airport in the world. Harley is frequently confronted by her rival, terminal boss Roger De Souza, as each jockeys to be named the new director of the airport while working together to solve everything from bomb scares, to VIP arrivals, drunken pilots and roaming pets. Rounding out this group of airport staff are Tony, the suave Airline Passenger Coordinator, who does his best to sooth frazzled nerves; Customs Agent Betty, who along with Immigration Officer Nick and LAPD Officer Henry Engels help keep the airport safe in an increasingly complicated world. Written by Anonymous
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department This show centers on the NYPD's Major Case Squad (and the offbeat, Sherlock Holmes-like Detective Robert Goren) in its efforts to stop the worst criminal offenders in New York. It also puts a new twist to the "Law & Order" formula: now, in each episode, we see the crimes as they are planned and committed. Written by Brian Barjenbruch