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26: A Conversation With host Floyd Marshall Jr – EPS 26 Craig T Williams – Film Writer Producer and Editor

In this episode of "A Conversation With," I sat down with Craig T Williams, Film Writer/Producer, and Editor. Craig shared with me the importance of rewriting your script. "Rewrites are important because there has to be a moment during the process of creativity where you understand the story you're telling, and sometimes you don't understand that story until you've written it 3 4 5 6 times."

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Craig T Williams BIO:

Craig is a Writer/Producer and Editor. He was just accepted into the WarnerMedia Access Writers Programs (formerly known as HBO Access.) Craig’s one-hour TV pilot “How Ya Like Me Now”, about the 80’s rap rivalry between Kool Moe Dee and LL Cool J, won 2nd Place in the 2020 Page International Screenwriting Competition. It was also a finalist in the 2020 Film Independent Lab, 2020 Cinestory TV Retreat & Fellowship Competition, and the 2020 Stowe Story Lab Fellowship. It was also selected for the 2019 IFP Episodic Lab. And was a finalist in both the Sundance 2019 Episodic Lab and the 2019 Tracking B TV Writing Competition.

His feature screenplay “Hanging By A Thread” has Viola Davis attached as Executive Producer.

“Allergic” a 30-minute comedy, won the ABFF/Turner best original 30-minute comedic pilot in 2018. It also made the 2nd round of Austin Film Festival.

During the pandemic, he wrote a 30-minute dramedy “Call Me Daddy” - Logline “Tired of waiting for Mrs. Right, a 40-year-old emotionally stunted man decides to have a baby on his own to be the father he never had,” has won praises from Gail Lerner (EP Blackish, Will and Grace) Liz Garcia (Showrunner, P-Valley) and Diane Ruggerio-Wright (Showrunner, iZombie, Veronica Mars)

Craig and his extraordinarily beautiful and patient wife are approaching their 20th wedding anniversary. They have a spirited 16-year-old son and they make their life in the heart of New York City. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of FilmShop, a Media Producers and Independent Filmmakers Collective. He is also a member of the Harlem Dramatic TV Writers Workshop and the Black TV and Film Collective. Craig is a writing mentor for The Craft Institute, The Writers Room 5050 Foundation, and for teen filmmakers at Reel Works Mentorship Program in Brooklyn.

Craig has traveled the world. He loves tennis and makes a kick-ass Mac and Cheese that has brought guests to their knees.

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