William Nix has extensive experience in the entertainment, media, sports, and intellectual property fields as a producer, corporate executive, investment banker, and attorney. He is a thought leader in the social impact entertainment (“SIE”) field who helps lead LOHAS’ SIE practice, supporting investors with socially and environmentally impactful entertainment ventures. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a master’s degree from NYU in the field of Competition, Innovation, and Information law.
Will is a member of the Producers Council of the Producers Guild of America, a founder of its Social Impact Entertainment Task Force, and a member of its Diversity, Education, International, and Documentary Committees. He’s a lifetime voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, serving on its Grants Committee, and a member of the Television Academy. Will was Co-Chair of Baker Botts’ Entertainment, Media, and Sports Practice Group, VP of Legal and Business Affairs for NBA Properties, and COO of the Motion Picture Association’s Global Content Protection Group. He has also been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for the past decade.
Will also co-developed and helped launch the SIE SOCIETY on which he serves as Founding Member/Co-Executive Director. The SIE Society is an organization that serves as a central hub to connect, empower, and create alliances between Social Impact Entertainment companies, content creators, organizations, institutions, and professionals.
Will’s work as a Producer has encompassed traditional media and multiple content delivery platforms, technologies, and genres. Will served as Executive Producer of the animated feature film based on Kahlil Gibran’s iconic work The Prophet, starring Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, and John Krasinski, and on independent features such as Firedancer, about the Afghan Diaspora in the U.S., and the documentary Power, which focused on the need of more than a billion people to gain access to electricity.
Will’s passion is to inspire positive social change through all forms of media, in partnership with individuals, organizations, and businesses with similar goals and objectives.