John H. Williams
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John Hayward Williams (born June 17, 1953) is an American film producer known for his work both in live-action and in animation. He is mainly known for Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004) and Shrek the Third (2007). He is the founder and owner of his own company, Vanguard Films which produces live-action and animated (through its sister skein Vanguard Animation) products.
John H. Williams
John Hayward Williams
June 17, 1953
|Other names||John Williams|
|Occupation||Film producer, director, studio executive|
(m. after 1983)
In 2001 shortly after working on Shrek, Williams founded Vanguard Animation and started working on projects such as Valiant (2005), Happily N'Ever After (2007), Space Chimps (2008) and its sequel Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back.
He made his directorial debut on Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back.
In 2014, partnering with Henry Skelsy, formed 3QU Media as a specialist in CG-animated feature films for the international marketplace. 3QU Media is producing in association with WV Enterprises. Williams is producing and SC Films International is handling foreign sales.
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Co-Producer|
|1991||The Grapes of Wrath||Producer||TV Movie|
|1994||The Dining Room||Producer||TV Movie|
|1997||Seven Years in Tibet||Producer|
|1998||Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure|
|1999||Balloon Farm||Producer||TV Movie|
|2002||The Junction Boys||Producer||TV Movie|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After||Producer|
|2007||Shrek the Third||Executive Producer|
|2010||Shrek Forever After||Executive Producer|
|2010||Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||Director & Producer|
|2011||Puss in Boots||Co-Producer|
|2012||On the Road||Executive Producer|
|-||The Silk Road Rally||Producer||Filming|
|1984-1991||American Playhouse||Producer||TV Series - 4 episodes|
|1985||Great Performances||Producer||TV Series - 1 episode|
|1987-1988||American Masters||Executive Producer||TV Series - 2 episodes|
- "John H. Williams on IMDb".
- ""Shrek" Producer John H. Williams and Platinum Studios, Inc. Create Comic Book Imprint: Vanguard Comics". Businesswire. June 6, 2008.
- "'Shrek' Producer John Williams Launching Animated Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. September 18, 2014.
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