Professional Experience:

  • ACNeisenEDI – President of International Division
  • Dove Film International – President
  • GEL Distribution – President
  • Transatlantic Picture – President
  • New World Entertainment – President
  • All American Films – Executive Sales Consultant
  • Andorra Films – Domestic & International Sales Consultant
  • Media Bang– Executive Sales Consultant
  • Providence Entertainment – International Sales Consultant
  • Rex Media – Executive Sales Consultant
  • The Hollywood Reporter – Distribution Articles/Charts (1991 -2009)

Education & Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts – California State University Los Angeles

William Shields is widely recognized as an expert in film and television distribution in both federal and state courts in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, London, and South Africa. He also led international delegates in China, Korea, Thailand, and Argentina. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shields served as President of the International Division for ACNeilsen, President of Dove Film International and served as Chairman of the International Film and Television Association for many years.


  • Domestic Distributor of the Year (1986) – Southeastern Theatre Owners


  • Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)
  • Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
  • International Film and Television Association (IATA)