Episode Twelve | Part One: William Fay

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David welcomes William Fay to the podcast. Bill is the former President of Production of Legendary Pictures and current CEO of Steric Systems. During his illustrious film career, he’s been involved in the making of blockbuster movies like Independence Day, 300, and The Hangover series. Now he’s on a mission to disrupt the spirits’ industry with PureSmooth a patent-pending electronic filtration-type process for making spirits smoother and more flavorful. In part one, Bill talks about how he transformed his early struggles in Hollywood into a ‘Legendary’ career and the importance of leveraging data and analytics in show business.

About William Fay: Bill has been a successful producer and film executive for over 25 years. He was a co-founder of and President of Production at Legendary Pictures, where he was Executive Producer on a number of films including the box office hits “Superman Returns,” the Spartan epic “300,” Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” “Clash of the Titans,” and the smash comedy “The Hangover,” which was the highest grossing R-rated comedy ever. Legendary also joined with Warner Bros. to co-produce and co-finance “The Dark Knight” and “Inception;” they were nominated for eight Academy Awards® each, winning six between them.

Prior to Legendary, Fay was an Executive Producer on many successful films, including “The Patriot” and the blockbuster “Independence Day,” which at the time of its release was the second-highest-grossing motion picture of all time.