MakeMagic believes in the power of a great story to move, enlighten & entertain.Great storytelling can open minds & hearts and change how we see the world.We are not alone, we are more than this physical reality and there is meaning & purpose to our lives ...... are themes that resonate throughout MakeMagic projects.

John Mack The Believer

When Harvard psychiatry professor, Dr. John Mack,
said people who claimed to be abducted by aliens
were telling the truth, nothing would ever be the same.

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the heads of a couple lit by a setting sun


When an African-American female economist
faces the devastating loss of her fiancé,
she is forced to contemplate the possibility
that there is life after death.


A vain, over-the-hill American movie star travels to France to try to reunite with his estranged son.

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The gay mafia strikes back when a Hollywood power broker has a major power outage...

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"The abductees are not lying
and they are not crazy.
Someone has to
champion them."

– Harvard psychiatrist
Dr. John Mack

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"It doesn't help the world to have influential, talented people like John advocating the belief that there are aliens. He needs
a little dose of reality."

– Committee Chair
Dr. Arnold Relman

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"John, if only you had called it a new psychiatric syndrome of unknown cause, rather than asking Harvard to change its notions of reality."

– Dean of Harvard Medical School

"It appears at this
esteemed place of higher
learning, angels are OK,
but aliens are not."

– Harvard Law Professor
Alan Dershowitz

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"It is inconceivable to me that these people are being abducted by aliens!
If they are, then the whole world
as we know it, is upside down!"

- Dr. Arnold Relman
Kidney specialist
Harvard Medical School

"Ten days before John
died, he told me,
"If anyone asks, tell
them I'm not crazy".

– Harvard colleague
Dr. Edward Khantzian

"If we reach out and embrace this experience
and all that it brings with it -
the terror, the questions,
the truth and the beauty -
I believe we can change how we view our planet,
our nations, our families and ourselves."

– Dr. John Mack

~~ Listen to audios of some of the real people in the story ~~

Listen to a BBC reporter (45 sec)

Listen to wife Sally Mack (2 min)

Listen to abductees (30 sec)

Listen to Dr. John Mack (30 sec)

Listen to committee head Dr. Arnold Relman (45 sec)

Listen to Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz (30 sec)

Listen to lawyer Eric MacLeish defend Dr. Mack (20 sec)

Listen to Dr. Mack interview a child in Zimbabwe (1 min)

Listen to Dr. John Mack (30 sec)

Has a deceased loved one ever sent you a sign from the other side?
Can the dead communicate with us?
Is it possible?
Is it real?


When an African-American female economist faces the devastating death
of her fiancé, she is forced to contemplate the possibility that there is life after death.

~ A film inspired by True Events ~

A Love Story ... like no other.

What films compare to


In 1990, a drama-romance called "GHOST" told the fictional story of a spirit who came back to save his lover's life. Life after death was not popular subject at that time, but the movie grossed over $500 million dollars. In today's dollars, that's over a billion. And...that film was a fantasy.


is a true story and the subject has exploded...


  • 57% of respondents around the world think there is life after death. (4 billion people).

  • Over half of US adults say they have been visited by a dead family member in the last  twelve months.

  • Seven-in-ten Americans say it is possible to feel the presence of someone who has died.

A film for our times...

Written by
Denise David-Williams and Caron Tate



Story by Jan Vander Laenen
Screenplay by Chris Duarte and Jan Vander Laenen
Director: Johnny Coppola

Translated from French the ensemble comedy by
Belgium writer Jan Vander Laenen,
OSCAR DIVO is the story of a vain, over-the-hill
American movie star who travels to
the French Riviera to accept an award
from the still-adoring
French public ...

... and to win back the affections
of his estranged son, Ben,
who hates all things
Hollywood, including
his famous father.

The temperamental star, his unfaithful
mistress and his conniving agent collide
with bumbling French authorities in pursuit of the
boy and his beautiful French girlfriend, who ...

... unfortunately for Ben, happens to be the world's
biggest Oscar Divo fan.

Set in the beauty of the French Riviera and Monaco,
OSCAR DIVO is a father-son reconciliation comedy that is fast-paced, hilarious and heart-warming....



A Good American is an emotional journey that
examines the power of love, the struggles of grief
and the enduring resilience of family.

An autobiographical play
Denise David-Williams


official selection voices of woman theatre festival 2022

"Absolutely spellbinding!""Rich, powerful and touching""A Good American will move you, shock you, make you laugh
and make you cry"
"An amazing, beautiful story""Ranks up there with O'Neill
and Miller"

Torn between an upstairs / downstairs
life of secrets and lies because
of her parents bitter arguments
over their different religions,
a young woman desperately
tries to discover her own
identity and break the cycle
of prejudice and religious
conflict that has devastated
her family and emotionally
crippled her.

A Good American
was performed and filmed at:
The Loft Ensemble,
North Hollywood, CA
as the featured selection in the
July 2022


Table Read
sponsored by
June 24th, 2019


Conceived and written by: Steve Young
Directors: Steve Young and John Rhode
Producer: Denise David-Williams
Editor: Brian Hanish

"The most buzzed-about underground project since
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's “The Spirit of Christmas.

- Variety

"Me and Geffen were pissin' in our pants! it was brilliant!"

- Universal chief, Ron Meyer

began arriving around Hollywood by messenger.

Inside was a videotape labeled My Dinner With Ovitz, a 12-minute homage
to The Godfather, distributed in a limited edition of 75 by two L.A. filmmakers,
director-writer Steve Young and producer Denise David-Williams,
the owner-president of MakeMagic Productions.


What does a powerful man do when faced with adversity?
Blame everyone else - and do it publicly - in Vanity Fair magazine.
Ovitz’s blame list included NY Times writer, Bernie Weinraub former partners,
Rick and Julie Yorn, Limp Bizkit manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, who purchased Ovitz’s
failing AMG and AT&T Chairman, Michael Armstrong.
But at the head of Ovitz’s enemy list sits
David Geffen, the so-called don of the so-called, gay mafia.
Ovitz believed “They wanted to kill me and take my kids" and
threatened to “beat the shit out of Geffen.” So just how much can Geffen
and his “soldiers”, Diller, Meyer and Eisner, take? Not much it seems.
Watch what happens when a Hollywood power broker
suffers a severe power outage. It’s showbiz history,
and as we all know, there is absolutely
No business. like show business!

Watch: My Dinner With Ovitz
on YouTube

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by Michael Speier

The gay Mafia fires back in My Dinner With Ovitz, a gonzo short making its way to those who still
have it in for the ex-CAA topper. Re-creating one of “The Godfather's” most famous scene —
Michael Corleone dines with and then whacks Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey —
pic is the most buzzed-about underground project since Trey Parker and Matt Stone's “The Spirit of Christmas.
As whipping boys, Michael Eisner, Ron Meyer, David Geffen and Barry Diller are skewered quite nicely,
while Steven Seagal steals the show. No, really.
After pitching a musical version of Showgirls meets Burn Hollywood Burn, Joe Eszterhas agrees
to drive, and the Geffen-Ovitz showdown takes place at The Mother Lode, a West Hollywood bar
that serves as the setting for a stop-the-madness discussion.
Funniest bit comes when Seagal asks for veal parmesan — “hold the cheese” — and instead is served
a plate of nachos. According to Ovitz, his karate instructor is too stupid to tell the difference.
Director-writer Steve Young and producer Denise David-Williams' cheap-o production values aside,
there is something very charming about Dinner due to its downright bitchiness.
Geffen calls UTA a bunch of shmucks and claims that the trades are on his payroll. But it's even snarkier
when it hits close to home: Geffen wants assurances that Ovitz, having already talked to Vanity Fair,
won't now talk to GQ ... or worse yet, Peter Bart.
The truth hurts.

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by Nikki Finke

Spoof video takes on the fallen Disney prez

PACKAGES WRAPPED IN FUCHSIA TULLE (“because pink was way too obvious”)
began arriving around Hollywood by messenger.
Inside was a videotape labeled My Dinner With Ovitz, a 12-minute homage
to The Godfather, distributed in a limited edition of 75 by two L.A. filmmakers, director-writer
Steve Young and producer Denise David-Williams, the owner-president of MakeMagic Productions.
Shot with a DV cam over a few days (“for a lot less than one of David Geffen's car payments”),
the spoof was born in July when Young read Michael Ovitz's notorious Vanity Fair interview
claiming the industry's “gay mafia” ruined him.
“What's the hottest topic in Hollywood right now?” Young asked David-Williams. “Ovitz" she replied.
Three days later, Young handed her a 15-page script, and David-Williams said, "Let's do it!"
Next, David-Williams roped in every friend, including famed New York fashion designer,
David Goodman, in town to do a trunk show.
“I knew he could pull off David Geffen,” she recalls.
The actors mimic Geffen's indignation, Michael Eisner's sarcasm, Barry Diller's bossiness
and Ron Meyer's common sense.
In fact, Young was shocked when [Meyer called to say -
“Me and Geffen were pissing in our pants. It was brilliant!"
As for Ovitz, Young admits, “We might have forgotten to send him one.”

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by Lorenza Munoz

'Dinner' Roasts Ovitz, With 'Godfather's' Help

A 12-minute film that pokes fun at Michael Ovitz for his tell-all Vanity Fair interview in August
is making the rounds in Hollywood.
The filmmakers, Steve Young and Denise David-Williams, decided to make My Dinner With Ovitz
after reading the eyebrow-raising article in which Ovitz blamed his demise in the industry
on the so-called gay mafia.
In the article, Ovitz points a finger at some of Hollywood's most prominent players — including
DreamWorks co-founder ,David Geffen, Disney Chairman, Michael Eisner, Vivendi Universal Chairman,
Barry Diller and President, Ron Meyer
— for his colossal failures after leaving the agency
he co-founded, Creative Artists Agency.
Writer-director Young said he just wanted to have a little fun. "It's a great joke,” Young said.
“It's Hollywood history, and I'm a satirist, it's what I do.”
Young said the tape is not for sale but that he and David-Williams distributed about 75 copies,
including to Geffen, Eisner, Diller and Meyer.
“We got it around to people who would get the joke," said Young, who adapted quotes from
Vanity Fair and lines from The Godfather as dialogue.

Watch: My Dinner With Ovitz
on YouTube

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Denise David-Williams


After earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University, Ms. David-Williams attended the University of Southern California Peter Stark graduate film producing program. She then began her career as a production assistant at Lucasfilm and Steven Spielberg's Amblin' Entertainment.Subsequently, Ms. David-Williams worked with scores of A-list writers and directors on dozens of major motion pictures as:Story Editor - 20th Century Fox, The IndieProd Company
Story Editor, film and tv - The Movie Company
Director of Creative Affairs - Arkoff International Pictures
Vice President of Production - Kopelson Entertainment where she developed and shepherded film and television projects for both domestic and international markets. Among the many projects under her auspices were Warlock, Triumph of the Spirit and Platoon, which grossed over $100 million dollars and garnered Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards for director Oliver Stone and producer Arnold Kopelson, respectively.
Under the MakeMagic banner, Ms. David-Williams is:Producer/Writer of the motion picture, John Mack The Believer.
Co-producer/Co-writer with Caron Tate, of the film, Love After
Producer of the American adaptation of the French comedy, Oscar Divo.
Playwright/Producer of the award-winning autobiographical play, A Good American
chosen as the Official Selection in the 2022 VOICES OF WOMEN THEATRE FESTIVAL.
Ms. David-Williams is married to musician/composer/arranger Larry WilliamsMs. David-Williams is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, west
and a Script Consultant.

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