President & CEO of iN-Hale Entertainment LLC, Nathan Hale Williams is a multi-hyphenated entertainment professional who is an award-winning filmmaker, a best-selling/award-winning author and an entertainment attorney. Named a Black Enterprise Magazine Modern Man of Excellence® and a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee, Nathan is a classic storyteller across multiple genres and mediums.
His current film, All Boys Aren’t Blue recently won two 2021 Telly Awards, including one for Nathan’s “Outstanding Direction.” He may be best known for his award-winning film, 90 DAYS, which was screened at over forty top festivals receiving multiple “Best” awards, including an African Movie Academy Award and the Cannes Diversity Showcase – Overall Winner. His feature documentary, IT CAN BE DONE: Ending Homelessness in America premiered at the 2021 Pan African Film Festival.
His other film credits include: NAACP Image Award & GLAAD Media Award nominated, Dirty Laundry (Fox); The Ski Trip (MTV), Love for Passion, and, Blackbird (RLJ Ent.). His television credits include: My Model Looks Better Than Your Model (BET), Leading Women (Centric); The American Candidate (Showtime); The Kimchi Chronicles (PBS) and, Girls Who Like Boys (Sundance Channel). In 2019, a dream came true when Nathan was hired to direct and produce live action films for Sesame Street’s 49th Season.
His film BURDEN, premiered at the American Black Film Festival and has been used as an innovative diversity, equity and inclusion tool by Fortune 200 companies, law firms and various organizations.
Nathan has also authored five books, Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World (Abrams), the award-winning novel, Ladies Who Lunch & Love (WHyN Press); and The Girl’s Best Friend: A Collection of Essays on Love, Life & Sharing Your Light. He co-authored, What You Don’t Know IS Hurting: 4 Keys to A Phenomenal Career (Sunshine Publications), which was the #1 New Release on Amazon and is a #1 Best Seller as well. Nathan is a contributing author to the Keith Boykin edited book, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, which won the 2012 American Library Association’s Stonewall Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His fifth book, True Diversity: Going Beyond the Pie Graph was released in July 2021. He has written for Essence, The Huffington Post, The Root, Black Enterprise and many other publications.
Born and raised in Chicago, Nathan began appearing in theatre, commercials and television shows at the age of 8. A classically trained dancer, Nathan continued to perform and study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After college, he attended the George Washington University Law School where he was the president of the Student Bar Association, a Dean’s Fellow and the recipient of the GW Law Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership.
Nathan lives in Los Angeles and is a board member of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival and a founding board member of Emil Wilbekin’s Native Son.