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William Zide

Director | Producer | Screenwriter

Biography

I am currently working on major network and streaming TV shows in a production capacity.  I have a background in Lighting and Locations and have been working as a Health & Safety HOD.  This is in addition to being an experienced writer in different mediums. Originally from Chicago, I grew up in part in India going to missionary schools and living in the Himalayas.  After college on the East coast, I moved to Los Angeles.  While still in college, I had began working professionally on indie features in New York City.  There I also started writing and directing plays, short films and animation.  Moving to Los Angeles after graduation, I have worked as a writer in diverse mediums including video games, graphic novels, trailers, documentaries, political campaigns and animation.  Along the way, I have won or placed in a majority of major competitions. My original TV pilot LOOKING GLASS won the Shore TV Competition (largest in the UK and Europe), while another original pilot NEWTON won the Historical/Biopic Genre Division of the Table Read My Screenplay contest, which lead to the ISA invitation to become part of their Development Slate. I addition to these another TV pilot MIND'S took third place in Scriptapalooza’s contest. And I have been a multiple quarter and semi finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship for a number of different scripts including most recently SUBCITY, as well as being a semi finalist and multiple second rounder for different scripts in Austin and CineStory.   Additionally, I have been a finalist in Imagine's Impact accelerator/incubator program and  in the top 50 of Screencraft, ISA Fast Track and JumpStart competitions (among others).  Outside of Film/TV/Media I became involved in local issues and concerns, including working to preserve Los Angeles landmarks and architecture.  I was recruited to join and was elected to two different neighborhood councils, and ended becoming President of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council for three years and working with communities, businesses, stakeholders and the City of LA on housing, development and stakeholder issues.  I am currently working on a number new projects despite having production work hours (10-16 hours/day).  One is a black comedy feature called CRUEL WORLD.  Another is a historically based true story told in a limited series in the vein of "Winning Time" meets "Vice" set in Chicago in the 80s.  THE JUDAS BOX is supernatural thriller TV series that is something like "Sandman" meets the "X-Files".  Hoping to have drafts done for at least 2 of of the projects by the end of the year.  

Projects (10)

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DUST
Feature
  • Historical
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WHITE PALACE
TV Pilot
  • Comedy
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TRUTH OR DARE
Feature
  • Crime .
  • Mystery/Suspense .
  • Thriller
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CHRONIC TOWN
TV Pilot
  • Comedy
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William Zide

Director | Producer | Screenwriter

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