Bill Winters is a two time Emmy Award winning Director of Photography with over 20 years experience in the film and television business. He is known for creating the look of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for Jerry Seinfeld, his camerawork for Hamilton on Disney+ which won him a Prime Time Creative Arts Emmy Award, several Netflix documentaries including the #1 Netflix show Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, frequent collaborations with Oscar nominated director Joe Berlinger such as Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Oprah Winfrey’s Oscar Special, and multitude of projects for clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Vanity Fair, Twitter, IBM, National Geographic, Discovery, and many more.
Bill won his first Emmy Award for his work on “Fall Colors” which was the opening to the Major League Baseball playoffs featuring top NYC graffiti artists who’s artwork comes to life in a visually stunning spot.
Bill’s was recently featured in International Cinematographer’s Guild ICG Magazine for his work on the upcoming Netflix show “Roaring Twenties” aka “Twentysomethings” for it’s unique style and use of cutting edge camera and lighting equipment. You can read the article here: ICG Magazine November 2021
Other notable projects Bill has worked on include “Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling” ; “Being Mike Tyson” national commercials for Subaru, Febreze, Twitter, IBM, Samsung, Sony, Electronic Arts, National Geographic, FOX, Discovery Channel, and many more. He operated on Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids directed by the late Jonathan Demme; Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and others. He shot the award winning hip-hop documentary, Beyond Beats & Rhymes, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was named one of the top 10 African-American films of the 2000’s.
Bill is currently in production on a new film directed by RJ Cutler and produced by Amblin Entertainment, as well 2 feature documentaries for AppleTV+ and Netflix
Bill graduated from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts film program and won the Faculty Commendation Award for Best Cinematography. Bill is an expert in every facet of the filmmaking process and is involved in every step of production from pre-pro, to shooting, and through post production including the color grade. He works with any camera format – film, digital, Arri, RED, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, etc…
Bill’s projects have taken him to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the crowded streets of Shanghai, the beaches of Australia, almost every country in Europe, the jungles of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the coffee fields of South America, and many more places, but he always enjoys coming home to his beautiful wife and kitties in New York.