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Vice President of Relationship Entertainment Seminar
Bill Froehlich has been a successful filmmaker in Hollywood for over twenty years. His professional beginnings were as a Disc Jockey and a Repertory Theatre Actor/Director during his college years. After graduating summa cum laude from Ithaca College, his first job in Hollywood was in the mailroom at Universal Studios, which he left to Co-Produce the Feature Film, Olly, Olly Oxen Free, starring Miss Katharine Hepburn. This was followed by a two-year stint as a Production and Development Executive at MTM Enterprises under its legendary president, Grant Tinker.
Following the MTM experience, he wrote and produced a Television Movie for CBS entitled If Things Were Different starring Suzanne Pleshette, Tony Roberts and Don Murray that was the highest rated MOW for CBS that season. Since then, he has written ten Television Movies including the final Hart To Hart movie entitled Til Death Do Us Hart with Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers, which was filmed in Munich.
He has produced, written and/or directed Motion Pictures with the involvement of such stars as Paul Newman, George Clooney, Kurt Russell, Anthony Hopkins, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, and Ron Howard. His feature documentary on auto-racing entitled Circuit, is considered by magazines, Car and Driver and Motortrend, to be “the best movie on racing ever made.” He made his Motion Picture Directorial Debut with the cult comedy classic and horror spoof Return To Horror High for New World Pictures, which after its successful theatrical run remains one of that studio’s best video sellers.
His work in Television has also included Producing ten different Series and writing eight Series Pilots. He started the original Mike Hammer Series starring Stacy Keach, and did such hits as Scarecrow and Mrs. King, starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner, and MacGyver, starring Richard Dean Anderson. Limited-run series included Leg Work, starring Margaret Colin and Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand; A Fine Romance, shot in Europe as the first international co-production; and Pointman, starring Jack Scalia. Most recently, he was Co-Executive Producer/Show Runner of Freddy’s Nightmares; Poltergeist, The Legacy; The Outer Limits; and The Sentinel.
Currently, he is Writer/Creator/Executive Producer of ATL, a pilot for a new NBC series and he is set to Direct the Independent Feature Film Production of Premonition, a psychological thriller, based on his screenplay, for Baio/White Productions.
Mr. Froehlich is a member of the DGA, WGA, SAG, IFPWest and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is Represented by Jim Kellem @ J.K.A. 310-653-2093 and Managed by Peter Giagni @ Peter Giagni Management, Inc. 310-246-1594