A graduate of Emerson College's prestigious film school, Bill wrote and directed his first feature film, Pawn, while still a student. After graduation, he founded Newbury Filmworks, Inc., an award-winning production company renowned for making high-quality corporate films and commercials.
In 1990, Bill relocated to Los Angeles, and began a freelance story analysis career for various studios and independent production companies, while devoting his spare time to the writing of novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is also a highly-respected graphic designer, specializing in book and dust jacket design. He has worked on books by such luminaries as: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. In addition, Bill is a member of the Authors Guild.
He has won awards for his screenwriting, his two short story collections for Mid-Graders, Five-Minute Frights and Five-Minute Chillers, are perennial Halloween favorites, and his first novel, Titanic 2012, was enthusiastically received by readers. His latest novel, Abe Lincoln On Acid was released in 2016. Bill lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Debbie, and their sons, Jeffrey and Brian.
STALAG Budget: $10M - $30M | War ⋄ Action When the sons of World War II veterans are invited to spend two months at a re-created German POW Camp for a reality television show, they soon find their cherished fantasy turning into a nightmare when they discover there is no show, the camp is real, and the Germans are going to make them pay with their lives for the sins of their fathers.
A Note from an Old Acquaintance Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Reeling from his wife’s recent death, a best-selling author revisits the city of his youth to find the lost love he left behind, unaware that the man who crushed their love affair fifteen years earlier is waiting to destroy him once and for all.
Whiskey Mountain Days Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance When an aspiring film school student takes a PA job on a movie set, he unexpectedly ends up falling for a much older woman on the crew.
Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Fantasy When John Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln with a bullet cursed by a voodoo practitioner, he unwittingly commences a chain of events extending far into the future. Instead of killing Lincoln, the bullet puts the president into a coma for sixty-eight years, his body remaining limber and ageless. When he awakens in 1933, Lincoln is a man out of time, a revered icon and a political pariah. Afraid the news of his resurrection will tear the country apart, FDR and J. Edgar Hoover want Abe to retire to his Springfield home under permanent house arrest. But their plan backfires, a federal agent is accidentally killed, and Lincoln is on the run—a fugitive from justice. And when Lincoln hooks up with infamous bank robber John Dillinger, their troubles really begin.
D-NOTICE Budget: $30M+ | Historical ⋄ Thriller In his search for the meaning behind his father's mysterious death during World War II, a British civil servant stumbles across a secret so horrific that his own government, and those of two other nations, will stop at nothing to keep it quiet.
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