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Paul J. Williams

Rolling Dark Productions
New Jersey
Born and raised in the Great State of New Jersey, Paul J. Williams started film school at the age of five when his parents took him to the theater to see his first movie: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." Since then, he has become a multi-award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and consultant based in the New York City area.

In 2010, he founded Rolling Dark Productions and has had several movies screen at film festivals throughout the world. His screenplays have reached the Quarterfinals and Top 15% in the 2017 and 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, as well as the Semifinals in the 2017 Austin Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the New Jersey Film School; a member of the New Jersey Screenwriters' Group; and serves as a Professional Mentor for Cinema Ed Films, a non-profit film and media company that focuses on using independent film as a teaching tool for high-school and college students.

Paul is also a screenplay reader/analyst for the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition (First and Second Rounds) and is a former reader/analyst for Catch & Release Films (PRECIOUS, 127 HOURS, FOXCATCHER, MUD, WIN WIN). He also reviews movies and has had articles on cinema published in various online outlets.

He resides in central New Jersey.
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