BILLE WOODRUFF (Director) has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Raised in Virginia, Bille attended the University of Maryland, College Park, as a National Merit Scholar on a full academic scholarship with plans of becoming an anthropologist. Things took an unexpected twist once he began an internship at Black Entertainment Television (BET). Bille's career in showbiz began as he worked his way up through the ranks at BET, where he initially acquired practical production knowledge and experience, topping off his rise from intern to executive producer of specials and original programming. It is while at BET that Bille also began directing EPKs and music videos for up-and coming artists.
After his successful run at BET and a rapidly growing list of credits, Bille felt that it was time for a change. That change came with an offer from Atlanta-based La Face Records to serve as senior national director of music videos and video production. Spending three years at La Face, Bille felt that it was time yet again to move on in his career. Backed by a solid reputation as one of the most desired music video directors in the business, Bille relocated to Los Angeles to venture off on his own.
Bille's distinct searing visuals and his keen sense of what is fashionable has earned him the undivided attention of the industry. He has directed some of the most memorable videos for artists such as Jessica Simpson, Lil' Kim, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, R Kelly, Naz, Outkast, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, TLC, Toni Braxton, Trisha Yearwood and Usher, among many others. He has been nominated for numerous MTV video awards, and won a VH-1 Fashion award.
Bille's first foray into feature films was Honey, starring Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer, which has grossed $60 million worldwide.
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