Aaliyah Williams is the founder of JUST A REBEL. Its initial projects include the one hour drama adaptation of Marita Golden’s acclaimed novel, THE WIDE CIRCUMFERENCE OF LOVE, Erika Johnson’s one hour drama THE BOTTOMS, Kimberly Nicole Walker’s dark comedy TIGHT and her feature film THE LAST CLASS to be directed by Tiffany Johnson. Just A Rebel recently inked a first look deal with CBS Television Studios. Previously, Williams ran The Digital Studio at MACRO, where she developed and produced GENTEFIED which was acquired by and adapted as a half hour for Netflix. Williams is an Executive Producer on the series which just received its season 2 pick up. As CCO she co-created the MACRO Episodic Lab with the Black List’s Franklin Leonard. Additionally, she developed and produced 2018 Sundance selection LEIMERT PARK and the upcoming film REALLY LOVE starring Kofi Siriboe, Uzo Aduba, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, and Michael Ealy that recently won a Special Jury Recognition for Acting at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. Originally from Arkansas and Oklahoma, Williams graduated from Harvard and is a Film Independent Project:Involve and Sundance (3 times) alumna.
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