Richard Willis, Jr.

(Writer, Producer, Entertainment Industry Executive)

Peabody Award Winner, Emmy Nominated (as part of production teams) Writer/Producer/Director Richard Willis, Jr., is CEO & Executive producer of Mozell Entertainment Group.

Mozell! is a creative and business entity experienced in conceiving, developing, and producing projects for television, film, theatre and music.

Richard is recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Playwriting/Screenwriting, grand prize winner of the National Association of Television Programming Executives "Pitch Me!" Competition, and listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.

Richard is Writer/Co-Executive Producer of the new movie and soundtrack AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID featuring Steve Guttenberg, Dean Cain and a slate of hot newcomers.

Richard was Writer/Project Consultant on MARTIN SCORSESE'S PRESENTS THE BLUES; Writer/Consultant on PBS'S THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW; (Peabody) Writer/Director of the play MIDDLE CLASS BLACK FOLK IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (National Tour); Writer of WASPS IN THE BED (Off-Broadway).

Richard has written for several television series and movie studios on a work for hire basis.

Repped by ICM, Richard's most recent development deal was at 20th Century FOX.

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Richard is Writer/Co-Executive Producer of the forthcoming feature film AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID
http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1705100/maindetails

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see the movie trailer: http://youtu.be/6e_Oq8nMKLQ
see the music video SUPASTAR: http://youtu.be/DJ4nKYmJ3fk

Supastar

More on Richard...

-Mozell most recent development deal was with 20th Century Fox.

-Richard is Writer/Director of the independent feature THINGS SAID ON A THURSDAY NIGHT slated for production in 2014.

-Mozell is represented by ICM in Beverly Hills, CA.

-Mozell is represented by Elkins Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA.

-Richard was appointed president of the Los Angeles based production company Third & Hauser Productions:www.myspace.com/3rdhp

-Richard was a finalist jurist for the NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL in Newport Beach, California. http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/home.php

-Richard was moderator for the Pitchathon Roundtable at the Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival: www.hbff.org and a special guest on "Inside Urban Hollywood": http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insideurbanholly

Hollywood Black Film Festival

-Mozell is a development, production and management company.
-The information below describes what we do and how we work at Mozell.

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CEO & Executive Producer

MOZELL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

CO-Executive Producer

AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID

New York/Los Angeles: 323-932-6010
rwjmozell777@att.net http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm4019955/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/rwjmozell http://www.youtube.com/MozellEntGrp http://www.facebook.com/RWJMOZELL

Jessie Jackson & Hillary Clinton & RWJ

With Hilary Clinton

MOZELL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ("Mozell"), a development, production and management company that I have created, has accomplished a number of exciting projects. As a company, Mozell can conceive, develop, pitch, and produce, film television, theatre and music events domestically and internationally, accomplishing their creativity and mass appeal. Mozell has a vast network of relationships, with agents, managers and producers, throughout the industry, that we have effectively nurtured throughout recent years. As a business or development consultant, through expert career guidance and dynamic professional direction, Mozell is able to get deals done!

Review the Mozell Corporate summary below, and then together, let's accomplish our goals expeditiously.

Corporate Summary

Founded by writer/producer Richard Willis, Jr., and based in New York City and Los Angeles, M.E.G. is a creative and business entity experienced in conceiving, developing, packaging, pitching and producing projects for television, film, theatre and music.

The strength behind MOZELL projects is the writing!

CEO & Executive Producer Richard Willis, Jr.

Pitch Me

An article in
Variety Magazine

Mozell maintains a commitment to excellence with dynamic ideas, award winning presentations, and result-oriented relationships with established industry professionals and talented entertainers.

One MOZELL specialty is the Pitch!

Through fully integrated consulting, Mozell provides strategy, management and leadership to artists, independent producers and production companies to take ideas from concept to reality.

A MOZELL offered advantage is development expertise!

Determining, creating and implementing the best strategy to obtain a "production and distribution deal" with a major production company, network or major record label. **************

An Excerpt of Recent Highlights

"PRISON BODY-FREEDOM SOUL"& "IN THE BLOOD"

"DOCUFILMS" produced, written and directed by Richard Willis, Jr. Image of Richard

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RWJ with H. Mitsy Wilson, Sr. V.P. FOX & Ron Hasson, President, Beverly Hills NAACP

RWJ with H. Mitsy Wilson, Sr. V.P. FOX & Ron Hasson, President, Beverly Hills NAACP

RWJ with Producer Mark Peterson & two Mozell stars

Isaac J. Sullivan and Lisa Daftari

at "Launch Mondays" an important networking event in Hollywood, CA

Isaac J. Sullivan and Lisa Daftari

Richard Willis, Jr., has been selected for Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, and selected as an honoree on the WALL OF TOLERANCE Civil Rights Memorial in Atlanta, Ga.

Richard is an active member of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. Richard is writer, producer and director of the film THE MOVEMENT'S ON for the DON'T COUNT US OUT COALITION. Executive Producer NEWSCORP/FOX.

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A popular speaker, Richard has been a featured panelist and speaker at...

GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SUMMIT, NYC; and FLORIDA BAR LEGAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENTERTAINMENT, Miami, FL; 2NMC, Nashville, TN...

Richard as a speaker

...NEMO, Boston, MA; BMI and HOLLYWOOD EAST FOUNDATION, NYC; THE MIDWEST MUSIC & FILM CONFERENCE, Lexington, KY; THE MID-ATLANTIC MUSIC CONFERENCE, THE CUTTING EDGE MUSIC & FILM CONFERENCE, New Orleans, LA; BMI, ASCAP, SONY, NATPE, HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL to name a few!

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Karen Bolt of Danny Glover's CARRIE PRODUCTIONS & RWJ

Karen Bolt of Danny Glover's CARRIE PRODUCTIONS & RWJ
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In the fields of Film & Television...

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Contributing Writer/Project Consultant on part-one of

Martin Scorsese Presents THE BLUES

Nominated for the 2004 EMMY Award!!!

Writer/ Producing Consultant on the Sam Pollard PBS Series

THE RISE & FALL OF JIM CROW

NOMINATED FOR 2003 NAACP IMAGE AWARD.

WINNER: 62ND ANNUAL PEABODY AWARD

-Consulting Producer on the EMMY award winning series I'LL MAKE ME A WORLD

- Developed & Produced & Directed the B.E.T. HIP-HOP HALL OF FAME AWARDS

- Having secured COMMISSIONS OF SEVEN FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS IN THREE YEARS, currently developing and packaging two feature films with major studios and production companies: JUDGMENT and THE NINE LIVES OF ROBERT CONEY.

- Among numerous awards and grants, Richard is the recipient of the NEW YORK STATE ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP in writing.

-Richard is the Grand prize-winner of the National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) PITCH ME! competition


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And the Theatre World...

In the Fall of 2006, Richard's play...

WASPS IN BED

ran Off-BROADWAY to great reviews... http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/09/22/theater/reviews/22wasp.html

Writer, Producer and Director of the coast to coast 2000 national tour of the play MIDDLE CLASS BLACK FOLK IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
Development & National Tour Profile Marquee at THEATRE IV & THE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM, RICHMOND, VA;

One of the stars of the play Actor/Comedian Marc Theobald
One of the stars of the play Actor/Comedian Marc Theobald

"Middle Class Black Folk In The Clair De Lune" was developed with a fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts-New York Foundation for the Arts in Playwriting & Screenwriting awarded to Richard Willis, Jr.. As a work development, the play world premiered at The Dramatist Guild, The Door and The Henry Street Settlement in association with The New Federal Theatre, all in New York City.

"Standing room only" performances were presented at The Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood, CA. In June 1999, The United Jewish Appeal-Federation "auctioned" a private performance at Christies as part of the "An evening of Dreams" benefit, chaired by Howard J. Rubenstein, Tommy Mottola, and others.

The UJAF charity auction lead to a spectacular benefit evening in September, that featured a pre-reception by Hennessy Cognac, a private performance of "Middle Class Black Folk In The Clair De Lune" at The American Place Theatre, for Jimmy and Jill Haber and fifty of their friends, and a regal post-reception at The Algiers Townhouse, tasting a four-chefs menu from AZ Restaurant.

The cast of "Middle Class Black Folk In The Clair De Lune" donated two performances to benefit "The Third Annual Harlem Summer Arts Festival."

Mozell Entertainment Group, with generous support from or co-sponsors TWA Airlines and Ark Restaurants, Inc. launched the "national promotional tour" of the play. Our threefold mission included: performances, in various communities, to benefit local charities and arts groups. Second: To generate enthusiasm and excitement for an Off-Broadway run of the play. Third: In the spirit of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, obtain production of the television series/mini "Middle Class Black Folk In The Clair De Lune."

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The National Tour Performances Were Presented To RAVE REVIEWS At:

-THE MAP PENTHOUSE, NEW YORK CITY
-ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY, ALBANY, GA.
-FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM ON FILM & TELEVISION, MIAMI, FL.
-THEATRE IV & THE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM, RICHMOND, VA;
-CLARK UNIVERSITY & THE NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL, ATLANTA, GA.
-THEATRE FOUR-NEW YORK CITY (a benefit for GAY MEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT)
-THE HUDSON GUILD, HOLLYWOOD, CA (for the film & television industry)
-THE HOMEGROWN THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY

The promotional performances were to generate press. Moreover, they exposed the play to an audience base that can sustain a successful Off-Broadway run. Being selected for the Biennial National Black Arts Festival created the opportunity for exposure to national and regional theatrical producing organizations. At this festival we began to formulate the framework for the limited Off-Broadway run.

Finally, Los Angeles was essential to our mission to obtain a television series/mini based on the play. The television series will follow the emotional journey of the five characters picking up where the play ended. Our strategy to make this difficult objective a reality was presenting the play as a "live pilot" to excite the decision makers in Hollywood.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg congratulates RWJ
on creative contributions to the NYC ARTS community!

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg congratulates RWJ
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Issac, REYN, & Richard Willis, Jr.

Quincy

Quincy Jones & RWJ (discussing REYN)

Teddy

Music Producer Teddy Riley & RWJ

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More Stuff...

-National Judge for SAM ASH "BATTLE OF THE BANDS" competitions
-A&R Consultant for several major record labels over the years
-Developed/Produced THE PROPMASTERS SHOW starring Kool DJ Red Alert
-Contributor to the NEW YORK POST

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