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William Speruzzi is an award-winning writer and director for film & television. 

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He has over seventeen years of experience working in film and commercial production and post-production for such clients as HBO, MTV, Saatchi & Saatchi and Panasonic. He has worked professionally as a writer, director and producer for such clients as the IBT International and SEIU and as an editor under his own banner cutting shorts, industrials, commercials, and promos.

Along the way, he’s always cultivated his cinematic voice through screenwriting. His work has been submitted to and reviewed by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and Harvey Keitel’s production shingle, The Goatsingers to name a few. In 2005, he wrote and directed a short film from his original script, THE FACE OF THE EARTH, which was a Quarterfinalist in the CineStory Screenwriting Awards 2003 Short Category. His screenplay DYRE AVENUE was in the BlueCat Screenwriting 2007 Competition Top Ten Percent. When attending Columbia University’s Television Writing Intensive in the summer of 2011, William gained a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the television industry under adjunct professor, Frank Pugliese, the former showrunner for the Netflix hit series, House of Cards.

He was part of the NYC-based film collective THE 3X3 PROJECT which was successfully funded via Kickstarter in late 2013.  THE EXAM, the short film from that collaboration, is currently available to stream. 

His latest screenplay, ONLY THE NIGHT CAN TAKE US, was a recent Quarterfinalist in the 2018 Finish Line Script Competition.

William has also contributed to, NoFilmSchool and the Blacklist Blog.