Entertainment, technology, real estate, biotech, insurance, and banking.
Travel, humanitarian work, and foreign languages
graduated summa cum laude
produced television news programs while at school
William has been a business writer for over 35 years. He has written thousands of articles for small businesses, press releases, business plans, offering documents, marketing plans, private placement memorandums, white papers, and conference presentations to name a few. William is known by his clients as a one-man paperwork creating army.
William has structured financing for companies in entertainment, technology, real estate, biotech, insurance and banking. He has direct experience in managing an extensive investment portfolio. He has participated as lead in the raising of many millions of capital for technology companies (US$ 38 million), entertainment ventures (US$ 22 million) and dozens of motion picture films (US$ 212 million). He has raised over US$ 470 million in successfully funded transactions.
William has conducted extensive market research that was used to create viable national advertising campaigns, both online and offline, in the sectors of biotechnology, healthcare, fitness, diet and entertainment. For this research, consumer trends were identified that gave his clients first-mover advantage over competitors which generated hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.
William is a screenwriter and often serves as a ghost writer for others that want to turn their story concepts into a major feature film. He has worked on dozens of movie projects either starting from original concepts or doing re-writes to polish scripts that still need work to be improved.
William has explored the depths of the human expression of religion and spirituality by living in a dozen different countries and visiting over 150 more. He was a participant in the Millennium World Conference of Religious and Spiritual leaders which was the first and only time that hundreds of renown world leaders of all faiths gathered to commune together in open friendly dialogue at the United Nations.
Business writing for blogs and articles
Articles for business, travel, international affairs, film-making and movie finance.
Excerpt from Private Placement Memorandum
Producers of motion pictures must have a distribution and marketing plan for their films. The plan represents the best case scenario for the film and is designed to maximize exposure and profits for the production, and if possible, provide presales agreements and co-production financing for future projects. A distribution and marketing plan is essential in order to better define audience appeal and interest from film distribution companies. The plan covers the release of the film in the U.S. and Canada, and addressed the needs of the global market, including Europe, Central and South America, Oceania and Asia. The distribution and marketing plan is organized in steps as follows: (a) meet with a major film distributor; (b) negotiate rights; (c) attend film festival; (d) foreign sales, and; (e) television and cable sales, and; (f) DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and SVOD.
The theatrical release of a film is the most important and most prestigious effort that can be made for a feature length motion picture. A distribution deal for the United Stated and Canada can be successfully negotiated during post production or festivals showings of the film. Outside US/Canada, the global theatrical revenues can account for up to sixty percent of the total dollars in gross revenues to producers. Countries such as England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil represent large markets for American films. Producers may want to engage a foreign sales company to represent their films or may find it advantageous to makes sales to all foreign territories on their own in an effort to increase potential returns.
Ghosting writing and screenwriting
novels written as ghostwriter and as published writer