Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tyger Williams is a screenwriter best known for Menace II Society, which debuted at the Cannes Film festival as part of the Director’s Fortnight selection. It was subsequently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and went on to win an MTV Best Movie of the Year award. His other credits include The Perfect Guy. He has since written or rewritten numerous film and television scripts. He is currently a writer on the SpringHill/Warner Bros and Netflix limited series Madam CJ Walker. He recently wrote the feature thriller, Bad Influence, for Broadgreen Pictures, based on his original pitch, and co-wrote a limited series for ABC Studios based upon the bestselling novel, A Slave in the White House.
Additionally, Williams is an Adjunct Professor in the Writing Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has served as a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Labs in Utah, the Czech Republic, and Jordan. He has served as a Creative Advisor to the Laboratotio Novas Historias Screenwriting Lab in Brazil, conducted workshops for the Africa International Film Festival in Nigeria and served in Cairo as a Film Expert to the American Film Showcase, a Public Diplomacy initiative by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the University of Southern California.
Williams is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America, West. He attended the University of Utah and California State University Long Beach, where he studied film, television, and marketing.