Entertainment One has signed an exclusive multi-year first-look deal with award-winning writer, director and producer Paul Andrew Williams.“Paul has proved himself as an exceptional Director and Writer in the UK and beyond. In a career spanning many decades, Paul has effortlessly moved between film and television winning many accolades along the way,” Hughff said.
Under the terms of the deal, Williams will work closely with Sharon Hughff, eOne’s Creative Director, Scripted Television, UK to develop scripted television series for all platforms spanning broadcast, cable and streaming. “Paul is known for his striking, bold, character-driven dramas. His work is uncompromising, distinctive and always has heart and integrity," "Working with Paul is absolutely what eOne is about – giving the best filmmakers, writers and creatives a home to create great drama. We are thrilled to be embarking upon this journey with Paul.”
One of Williams' most recent projects is the limited series "The Walk-In" starring Stephen Graham and written by Jeff Pope for ITV, scheduled to debut in October. Williams is represented by Independent Talent Group and Echo Lake Entertainment.
The appointment serves as one of Eone's efforts to expand its UK development slate across the global market.“I am extremely grateful to not only work with such an established and supportive company but to be working with one of the cleverest and most talented people in the industry in Sharon Hughff,” said Williams. “Sharon and eOne have trusted me and my ambition to create and direct great drama for them, and I hope to repay that trust."