by TV One Staff
February 2, 2016
Emmy and NAACP Image Award winning P. Frank Williams is a TV & film producer, writer, journalist, author and commentator. Williams is the Executive Producer of the Centric/BET Networks docu-series BEING.
He is a producer for TV One’s acclaimed “Unsung” documentary series and recently won a 2013, 2012 and 2011 NAACP Image Award for his work on Unsung after previously winning an Image Award for co-producing BET’s “Celebration of Gospel.” He was a producer for BET’s award winning series “American Gangster.”
Williams has also produced films like the Paramount Pictures released “Wu: The Story of the Wu- Tang Clan” and the Universal/ Def Jam Records film “A Hustler’s Ambition,” a documentary about the life of multi-platinum rap star Young Jeezy that aired on MTV2. The film was directed by Chris Robinson (“ATL”) and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Williams worked as a Coordinating Producer for BET’s hit gospel music series “Sunday Best.”
He previously worked as a development consultant and producer for VH1 Networks. His TV writing/producing credits include the 2010 BET Honors on BET, 2010 BET Awards on BET, 2009 NAACP Image Awards on FOX and the 2005 Hip Hop Honors on VH1. He also served on NBC’s Emmy winning writing team for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Williams was formerly Executive Editor of The Source Magazine. And in the mid 1990’s, he was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. While at the paper he interviewed Bono, P. Diddy, ex-LA mayor Richard Riordan and others. He has also worked as a general assignment reporter at New York Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Williams received a fellowship at Georgetown University’s “Institute on Political Journalism,” the “Zora Neale Hurston Richard Wright Writing Workshop” at Howard University and the “Bill and Camille Cosby TV and Screenwriting Fellowship” at USC. He is the founder and president of Prophet From It Entertainment, which produces inspirational TV, film, mobile and web content.