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Anissa Williams has crafted a name and a stellar reputation for herself as the go-to casting director for some of the most innovative and high-profile Commercials, Independent Films, and Music Videos.

Immediately after earning an arts degree in Film and Television, she was hired as a casting assistant and later became the casting associate on the hit Fox TV series "In Living Color". Williams has cast over twenty feature films. Most recently she was the casting consultant on the upcoming feature film “NWA: Straight out of Compton”, directed by F. Gary Gray.

Many times over, Williams' cast choices of then unknown actors who have gone on to become highly recognizable Film and Television stars, and for this, it has cemented her place in Hollywood.

She is a visionary for instinctively knowing who has the "X" factor. She has cast numerous features films that include working alongside Mario Van Peebles, F. Gary Gray, Bill Duke, Dr. Dre, Robert Johnson, Adam Ripp, Eric Meza and Carl Colpaert. In 2001, a film she cast, “Gang Tapes” was awarded the prestigious Special Jury Prize in the New York Underground Film Festival for Best Ensemble Cast. [See imdb.com.]  She also regularly consults on a myriad of projects for various production companies and networks; including casting segments for the BET Awards for Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes.

Williams’ client list for commercials includes Dodge, Target, Elizabeth Arden, AOL, Verizon, Nike, Adidas, Mercedes Benz, McDonalds , Wal-Mart, GMAC, Porsche, Sears, JC Penny, iPod, Domino’s Pizza, The Gap, Hummer, Motions Hair, Craftsmen Tools, Sony Playstation, AT&T, T Mobile, State Farm, Renault, Disney, Honda, Lexus, Converse, The NFL, Pepsi, KFC, Allstate, Coors, Tag Body Spray, Washington Mutual, Kmart, Khol’s, Foot Locker, Twix, Miller Lite, Budweiser, and Ford.

Williams has worked with countless artists and many legends on some of the hottest commercials and music videos. Music video directors include Melina Matsoukas, F. Gary Gray, Philip Atwell, Darren Grant, Bille Woodruff, Jonas Akerlund, Sophie Muller, Dr. Dre, Malcolm Jones, Chris Milk, Bryan Barber, Director X, Hype Williams and Dave Meyers. The music video artists list include The Rolling Stones, N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams, Fergie, Lil Jon, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, Shakira, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Tupac Shakur, Missy Elliot, Pink, Korn, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, John Legend, Kanye West, Gnarls Barkley, Jane’s Addiction, Kid Rock, The Ting Tings, Kings of Leon, Outkast, Usher, Barry White, Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, DMX, Mariah Carey, Tyrese, 112, Lil Wayne, Tears for Fears, Dixie Chicks, R Kelly, and the Black Eyed Peas.

It is often said that in Hollywood, all you have is your name and reputation... for Anissa Williams, her name is synonymous with being fresh, creative, professional and consistent. It is that reputation that has positioned HER as a power house in the entertainment industry. Her next venture is wearing a producer’s hat. She recently produced the upcoming feature film “Something About Her”.

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ANISSA WILLIAMS
CASTING DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

c/o CASTAWAY STUDIOS
8899 BEVERLY BLVD, GROUND FLOOR
LA, CA 90048

Email: awcasting@yahoo.com
PHONE: 310-248-5296

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