William Costello Medici is a former intelligence operations officer and he is an Army veteran with a successful track record as a senior executive, writer & producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
William’s media experience includes building people infrastructure and operations that drive the business strategy for visionary entrepreneurs and high-growth organizations some of which include Jukin Media, Zee Entertainment and Cheil Worldwide. In 2007, William launched Dolce, a multi-platform entertainment company includes feature films, TV series, documentaries, lifestyle and User Generated Content. Dolce was a pioneer in DTC with the launch of several podcasts and live video streaming in 2008 and with the launch of an OTT SVOD streaming TV platform in 2010.
His writing, producing and directing work includes feature books, films, documentaries and television series some of which include NBC’s primetime special, “Little Italy: Past, Present & Future,” as well as the TV series “American Dream(s)” and the children’s book series “Bijou’s B&B.” Click here to view William Medici’s TV & Film credits.
William served as the Founder, Chief Creative Officer & CEO at TM Universal which was acquired by Cheil Worldwide. Some of the clients that William had the privilege to work with include Samsung, Virgin, Corona, Pfizer, NBC, Voya, TUI, Realogy, Philip Morris International, Lucas Bols, Ford Motor Company, Dow Corning, RTL Group, Unicef, Retail Energy Supply Association, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America and the National Park Foundation. Click to view Creative Work.
William currently serves as the Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Medici Foundation, a non-profit 501c (3), private foundation he leads together with his wife Lisa that promotes and provides opportunities in the arts. The foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives including the Veteran Film Lab, Angelo Musco’s Illy Cafe Art Series, the Off-Broadway play entitled Bagabonds, the New York City International Film Festival as well as leading the historic landmark of the neighborhoods of Little Italy & Chinatown in New York City.
William speaks Italian & Spanish and is a Board Director of the New York City International Film Festival. He is a member and supporter of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, American Legion, Green Beret Foundation, the Association of the United States Army, Humane Society of America, ASPCA, Wildlife Conservation Society and The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.