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Virgil Williams

co-writer Mudbound
A veteran television writer and producer, Williams’ extensive credits include the ground-breaking dramas “ER” and “24”, as well as Fox’s “The Chicago Code” and six seasons of CBS’s long-running procedural drama, “Criminal Minds”.

In November of 2017 Williams celebrated the release of his feature film debut, “MUDBOUND”. He also served as Executive Producer and originally adapted the script from the novel by Hilary Jordan. The critically acclaimed film was named the ‘Best Film of 2017’ by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post and has earned numerous awards and accolades, including an Academy Award Nomination for Williams and cowriter/director, Dee Rees for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Currently Williams is developing 2 TV series. One with producers, Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, for the Starz network inspired by the modern world of professional boxing. The other is alongside screenwriter, Billy Ray, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and the Mark Canton Company and it’s a modern retelling of the
Kurosawa film “Rashomon”.

On the big screen, Williams adaptation’ of Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dana Candedy’s bestselling memoir, “A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN”, is set to be directed by Denzel Washington with Michael B. Jordan attached to star.

Williams was born and raised in Chicago, and his scripts often draw from his experiences growing up as a bi-racial kid in a city with a long history of racial tension. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.