Nathan Hale Williams

President and CEO of iN-Hale Entertainment LLC, Nathan Hale Williams is a multi-hyphenated entertainment professional: an award-winning filmmaker, a best-selling/award-winning author, and an entertainment attorney. Named a Black Enterprise Magazine Modern Man of Excellence ®, a GLAAD Media Award® winner, winner of the American Black Film Festival (“ABFF”) for Best Picture, a two-time NAACP Image Award® nominee, and the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award for Excellence, Nathan is a classic storyteller across multiple genres and media. His last film, All Boys Aren’t Blue has garnered a 2023 Daytime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Daytime Special, won a GLAAD Media Award, two Telly Awards, including one for Nathan’s “Outstanding Direction,” an inaugural Anthem Award, and Best Narrative Feature at the NewFest Film Festival. In 2022, Nathan was invited and selected for Mara Brock Akil/Story27 Production’s Writer’s Colony (4-person Cohort) for “the industry’s most promising, emerging screenwriters.”

Nathan may be best known for his award-winning short film, 90 DAYS, which was screened at over 35 top festivals receiving multiple “Best” awards, including an African Movie Academy Award (Oscar equivalent) and the Cannes Diversity Showcase – Overall Winner. His feature documentary, IT CAN BE DONE: Ending Homelessness in America, premiered at the 2021 Pan African Film Festival.

His other film credits include: the NAACP Image Award and GLAAD Media Award nominated Dirty Laundry (Fox); The Ski Trip (MTV); Love for Passion; and Blackbird (RLJ Entertainment). His television credits include: My Model Looks Better Than Your Model (BET); Leading Women (Centric); The Kimchi Chronicles (PBS); and Girls Who Like Boys… (Sundance Channel). On Showtime’s, The American Candidate, Nathan and his former partner, Keith Boykin made history as the first openly gay Black couple on reality television. In 2019, a dream came true when Nathan was hired to direct and produce live action films for Sesame Street’s 49th Season. His film BURDEN, premiered at ABFF and has been used as an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion tool by Fortune 200 companies, law firms and various organizations.

Nathan has also authored five books, Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World (Abrams), the award-winning novel, Ladies Who Lunch & Love (WHyN Press), The Girl’s Best Friend: A Collection of Essays on Love, Life & Sharing Your Light, What You Don’t Know IS Hurting: 4 Keys to A Phenomenal Career (Sunshine Publications), which was the #1 New Release on Amazon and is a #1 Best Seller, and True Diversity: Going Beyond the Pie Graph which was published in July 2021.

Nathan is a contributing author to 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. For nearly five years, Nathan was a columnist for Essence Magazine and has also written for Elle, The Huffington Post, The Root, and Black Enterprise, to name a few.

A Chicago native, Nathan began appearing in theatre, commercials, and television shows at the age of 8. A classically trained dancer and actor, Nathan continued to perform and study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He attended the George Washington University Law School where he was 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 former 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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Titles By Nathan Hale Williams

“TRUE DIVERSITY: Going Beyond The Pie Graph”: Co-authored with Jesus Leal, this book challenges conventional diversity metrics and advocates for a deeper understanding of true diversity. By highlighting the unique backgrounds and experiences of individuals often grouped together, the authors urge companies to move beyond simplistic representations and harness the power of true diversity for greater organizational success.

“What You Don’t Know Is Hurting You: 4 Keys to a Phenomenal Career”: Co-authored with Marion E. Brooks, this book offers valuable insights and advice for accelerating one’s career. Targeted at those looking to overcome obstacles and achieve success in the corporate world, the authors provide practical strategies for professional growth and advancement.

“Ladies Who Lunch & Love: a novel”: Nathan Hale Williams’ debut novel follows the lives of four New York society women as they navigate love, friendship, and the glamorous side of city living. With relatable characters and engaging storytelling, the novel explores themes of relationships, self-discovery, and the pursuit of happiness.

“The Girl’s Best Friend: A Collection of Essays on Love, Life, & Sharing Your Light”: In this collection of essays, inspired by the popular column, Williams shares practical advice and insights on love, life, and relationships. Drawing from personal experiences and the wisdom of his “sister-friends,” Williams offers uplifting and empowering perspectives for readers.

“Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World”: Co-authored with Crystal McCrary, this book celebrates the achievements and contributions of 30 extraordinary Black women. Through intimate first-person essays and stunning portraits, the book highlights the personal stories and successes of trailblazing women across various fields, inspiring readers to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.

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