Delivering new worlds and new stories that inspire new franchises.
THE VANGUARD STORY
Vanguard Films has an impressive resume producing both original live action and animated films and television. John Williams established Vanguard in the 1980’s as a New York based production company of films, television, commercials and music videos. In the early 90’s Vanguard moved to Los Angeles and was the first independent production company to sign a deal with Dreamworks SKG. That production deal and relationship lasted over a decade. Shrek and it’s 3 sequels and Jackie Chan’s The Tuxedo were some of the products of that relationship.
We only work with top tier actors, writers and directors and always secure input and partnership with top tier distributors at the earliest possible time. A small sampling of those names include Fox, DreamWorks, Universal, Cameron Diaz, Demi Lovato, Brad Pitt, Chris Farley, Jackie Chan, John Steinbeck, Virgin, and Disney.
John Williams has 23 years of animation production experience and 30+ years of film production and development experience. Throughout it all, his goal has been the same, ‘To create new worlds and new stories that inspire global audiences.’
In addition to film production, John is a guest speaker at USC, UCLA and NYU film and graduate film programs. He is also on the nomination committees for the Best Animated Picture Academy Awards and the Academy’s Nichols Fellowship Writer Awards.
"I am thrilled to be working as the Executive Music Producer on Charming with John Williams the producer of Shrek"
"John is a great collaborator and we have put together some great new movies which I am hoping to direct and/or produce with John"
"My first screenwriting assignment was writing a script for John at Dreamworks. Charming was one of the many projects we developed together. We have had a great time working together and we have an amazing slate of upcoming movies that have true franchise potential. Look forward to the next one! "
"John has a great eye for good material and is a joy to work with."
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