MakeMagic Productions is dedicated to the development and production of commercially viable and richly entertaining film, television and theatre. We are drawn to powerful stories, inspiring narratives and compelling characters that move, enlighten and entertain – whether through comedy or drama – and have a universal appeal in the global marketplace.

Denise David Williams

After earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University, Ms. Williams attended the University of Southern California graduate film producing program while simultaneously holding her first job in Hollywood as a production assistant on E.T.

Ms. Williams advanced to Story Editor at 20th Century Fox/IndieProd Co. where she analyzed feature film scripts and worked with A-List writers and directors such as Robert Zemeckis, Lawrence Kasdan and Buck Henry.

As Director of Creative Affairs for Arkoff International Pictures, she developed their feature film material and had extensive production responsibilities on their slate of films.

Ms. Williams served as Vice President of Production for Kopelson Entertainment where she was responsible for acquiring and developing feature film projects for both foreign and domestic markets. Among the many projects under her auspices were WarlockTriumph 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.

As president of MakeMagic Productions, Ms. Williams is:

Producer/writer of the motion picture, John Mack, the true story of the Harvard psychiatrist who defended alleged alien abductees.

Co-producer/co-writer with Lanett Tachel of Love After, an African-American love story inspired by true events about a romance that continues after the premature death of one of the lovers.

Playwright/Producer of A Good American, an autobiographical play about the power of love, the struggles of grief and the resilience of family. The play had a Samuel French-sponsored staged reading in 2018 to rave reviews. In 2022, it was chosen for the Powerstories-VOICES OF WOMEN THEATRE FESTIVAL for which a full production was mounted and filmed in Hollywood and streamed for a global audience during the Festival. A Good American is now headed for a New York production.

Producer of the father/son reconciliation comedy, Oscar Divo. MakeMagic gained the rights to the underlying French source material, translated and developed it into a feature film.

Ms. Williams is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, west. She is married to musician/ composer/arranger Larry Williams, who is known for his keyboard and saxophone solos on Michael Jackson's ThrillerBad and Off the Wall albums as well as on 1500 other tracks.

They have a dog named Buddy.