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  • Life By Me

    I’ve always been inspired by the sights, sounds, and things in my everyday life. Even while stuck in traffic or sipping a drink at Starbucks, I’m constantly inhaling the conversations and natural movies being made all around me. Actual people and the crazy things we do and say are still the most interesting TV ever created.

    I find many of my best ideas come from just listening and watching. A concept or a format for a show can be strengthened or diminished by a real-life experience. A family drama reality show I currently have in development took flight after I reconnected with my own deadbeat dad and wondered what that would be like for other men. I shared my idea with a well-respected actor and he recounted his own fatherhood struggles and signed on to host and voice the show.

    I learned early on how things like music and culture shape the way we feel. In my native Oakland, California, neighborhood, we celebrated our highs and lows through TV and song. When the fridge was full of good food and the living room busy with “grown folk talk,” you could hear the song “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang playing. When my mother was feeling melancholy, the Commodores’ “Easy” stayed in rotation on the turntable. And when times were tough, we escaped through our TV families on the shows we watched.

    Politicians are powerful and athletes have sway, but they all need the help from TV to connect with the public. Words and images have power. What we absorb from TV and film is more powerful than we realize. I love being a mirror for a subject, taking what I saw or heard to my viewers.

    The older I get the more I realize that there’s great value in producing content that’s true to my heart. When we let life be our inspiration, we’re paid back spiritually and financially beyond our wildest dreams.

    P. Frank Williams

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