Nathan Hale Williams, Esq.

Writer, Producer & Director

Nathan Hale Williams, Esq.

President & CEO of iN-Hale Entertainment LLC, Nathan Hale Williams is a storyteller. Named a Black Enterprise Magazine Modern Man of Excellence ®, Nathan is a multi-hyphenated entertainment professional, who is an award-winning filmmaker, best selling and award-winning author, entertainment attorney, and television personality. His film, 90 DAYS, which he wrote, directed and executive produced was screened at over thirty top international festivals receiving several “Best” awards, including, an African Movie Academy Award (Africa’s Oscar equivalent) for Best Diaspora Short and Overall Winner, Best Actress and the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase. Nathan is the executive producer and producer of the NAACP Image Award and GLAAD Media Award nominated film, Dirty Laundry (FOX/Codeblack).

In 2019, a dream came true when Nathan was hired to direct and produce live action films for Sesame Street’s 49th Season, including films for Elmo’s Wonderful World. He has directed and produced commercials for Isabella Fiore Handbags (starring Veronica Webb), Jumpstart (starring LL Cool J) and the U.S. CDC’s “Testing Makes Us Stronger” campaign starring the Real Housewives of Atlanta. His latest film, BURDEN, which chronicles the micro and macro-aggressions faced by men of color in America premiered at the American Black Film Festival and is now being used by Fortune 200 companies in unconscious and racial bias trainings. Currently, he is in post-production for the feature-length documentary, IT CAN BE DONE: Ending Homelessness in America, which will be released in fall 2020.

His other film credits include: The Ski Trip (MTV Networks), Love for Passion, Blackbird, starring Academy Award® winner, Mo’Nique; and, Pastor Brown. His television credits include: My Model Looks Better Than Your Model (BET), NAACP Image Award nominated, Leading Women (Centric); Leading Men (Centric); Real Life Divas (BET-J); The American Candidate (Showtime); Inside: Black Culture (BET); The Kimchi Chronicles (PBS) and, Girl’s Who Like Boys…(Sundance Channel).

Nathan has authored four books, Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World (Abrams), the award-winning novel, Ladies Who Lunch & Love (WHyN Press); and, his current book, The Girl’s Best Friend: A Collection of Essays on Love, Life & Sharing Your Light (WHyN). He co-authored, What You Don’t Know IS Hurting: 4 Keys to A Phenomenal Career (Sunshines), which was the #1 New Release on Amazon and is a #1 Best Seller as well. Nathan is a contributing author to the Keith Boykin edited book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, which won the 2012 American Library Association’s Stonewall Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His fifth book, True Diversity: Going Beyond the Pie Graph will be released in winter 2020. He has written for Essence, The Huffington Post, The Root, Black Enterprise and many other publications.

Born and raised in Chicago, Nathan began appearing in theatre, commercials and television shows at the age of 8. A classically trained dancer, Nathan continued to perform and study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After college, he attended the George Washington University Law School where he was the president of the Student Bar Association, a Dean’s Fellow and the recipient of the GW Law Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership. Nathan lives in Los Angeles and is a board member of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival and a founding board member of Emil Wilbekin’s Native Son.

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