David D. Williams

David D. Williams returns to the first love of his life: filmmaking. A graduate of Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications, David pursued a post-graduate curriculum in Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University, having also studied French cinema in Paris through Tulane University’s Hermes School of Communications. A seasoned media executive in New York, David has created marketing and strategic campaigns for companies such as Ziff-Davis, The American Journal of Nursing (where he developed a loyalty-based catalogue division), The Editor & Publisher Company and Primedia. A frequent industry speaker, he taught at the New York University Center for Publishing and has served on several New York City association and nonprofit boards. As President of DYLAN MARKETING/NEW YORK, a full-service marketing, and communications agency, he created branding campaigns for a diverse client base. Accounts included Gilda’s Club of New York City; The Nation; The Jewish Museum of Boca Raton; Lighting&Sound America, among others. A dynamic and creative team leader, David focused the core competencies of the agency on rebranding and new product launches. Most recently, David served for seven years as Executive Director of the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, the oldest parks conservancy in New York City. For the past six years, he has been researching, writing and directing “the RHODA project”, his first documentary film.