Meet the Team

KEY PERSONNEL

Nan Gill-Wilson – CEO – Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc.; HV Trinity Entertainment, Inc.

A seasoned professional in real estate and the title insurance industry for over three decades, Nan Gill-Wilson established Gill Abstract Corporation in 1984 and Light Realty in July of 1999.  What began at a desk in her living room quickly grew into a thriving business.

 

After more than a quarter century heading Gill Abstract Corporation, she decided to take her impressive history of business successes and expand into the entertainment industry. Nan has acquired an extremely broad knowledge of business management, banking and credit management, real estate, title, bankruptcy, foreclosure law, mortgage requirements and administration.  Her business and legal acumen has fueled her ability to excel in the field of E&M. She is majority co-owner of Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc., the executive Producer of the feature film “Collar,” co-founder of HV Trinity Entertainment, Inc. (HVTEI), and Chairperson of the Academy of Film, Television, Stage and Performing Arts (aftspa.org), a vested not-for-profit company.

 

Like her husband/partner, she was born in Queens, NY. Nan spent her early years in NYC, Pennsylvania and Northport, LI, where she and David Patrick Wilson first met as high school students. After graduation, she attended college at the State University of New York in Albany.  Prior to entering real estate, she was a model at the prestigious Eileen Ford Agency. She later ran a school for the performing arts in Warwick, NY

 

A major supporter of quality education throughout her life, Nan teaches title insurance for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes at the Marino Institute in Manhattan, as well as for the NYC Lawyers Association, the Rockland County Lawyers Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, the Rockland County Bar Association and the Orange County Association of Realtors.  She still holds a Broker’s License with Light Realty in Goshen, NY. .

 

As Chairperson of the board of directors of AFTSPA, she is dedicated to bringing performing arts outreach to youth that would otherwise not be able to afford classes. Mrs. Wilson is also Executive Director of the Acting Anyone Academy, an educational entity established with her business and life partner, David Patrick Wilson, committed to providing a well-trained, highly-skilled professional workforce for the American entertainment industry.

David P. Wilson – COO – Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. ; HV Trinity Entertainment, Inc.

After attending the College of Columbia University, where he majored in sociology and eastern religions, Mr. Wilson moved on to acting and theater arts at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, from which he graduated in 1971. His craft was forged under the direction of legendary acting teachers, Sanford Meisner (The Meisner Method) and William Esper.

 

David’s work in the entertainment industry spans more than four decades. During this time, he has worked at every level and in virtually every capacity of the industry on more than 100 productions on stage, in film, television and music. He has acted, written, recorded, produced and directed and taught, both in the US and abroad.  He began his writing career as an apprentice in the CBS-TV ‘young writer’s program’ under the tutelage of industry titans, Sam Rolfe and Fred Freiberger at Lorimar Productions (Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, etc.) in 1977-78. He began writing for the critically acclaimed, but short-lived Ron Liebman series, Kaz.

 

After co-starring in the cult classic, “Eddie and the Cruisers,” he traveled to Stockholm on vacation. His sojourn was cut short by an opportunity to work on his craft there. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in the international hit musical cabaret, The End of the Rainbow followed by another original, Monkey Business.  He subsequently wrote the original story, “Tale of the Tired Gun,” that became the basis for the 1992 Clint Eastwood film, “The Unforgiven.” He later wrote the first draft script of Stanley Kubrick’s last film, “Eyes Wide Shut” (originally titled, Crimes of Punishment) that was produced by C-W Productions and starred Tom Cruise. In between, he managed to squeeze in the critically acclaimed, though short-lived Gary Goldberg written and produced series, The Bronx Zoo, in which he co-starred with Ed Asner.

 

Having previously studied market research under respected Swedish economist, financier, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Barbro C. HBO of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), in 1998 he authored the original marketing plan for the mega-hit, “Blair Witch Project.” Along with his current R&D partner, renowned marketing research specialist, Dr. Daniel Acuff (widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on youth marketing), they continue to develop new models for the marketing and merchandising of all forms of E&M content. They have been engaged in this work as a team for more than 20 years, creating some of the most accurate proprietary analytical methodologies for targeting entertainment  available. Their company is Film-Rx Partners (www.film-rx.com).

 

Also a principal owner of Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. with wife, Nan Gill-Wilson, they have completed the independent feature film, “COLLAR”. Their future productions ‘roster,’ currently in development and funding, includes some fifty (50) titles covering a broad spectrum of human experiences and genres. They are based in Goshen, NY, the seat of Orange County government.

 

The Wilsons have formulated a full training program for prospective actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians through the Acting Anyone Academy programs offered by their not-for-profit division, the Academy of Film, Television, Stage and Performing Arts (aftspa.org). Through this organization, they continue working with local talent to support the growth of the entertainment industry in the Hudson Valley. The management division (MaxforManagement.com) is working to put local professional talent to work throughout the industry. Moreover, they are a driving force behind reestablishing the area (Orange County, NY) as a pre-eminent locale for creating, developing, producing and distributing independent films, TV and stage entertainment for the audiences throughout the world to enjoy.

 

Orange-Green Studios marks David’s second venture into facilities development. Prior to starting HV Trinity Entertainment, Inc. (HVTEI) and conceiving O-G Studios, he was a driving force behind expanding production in downstate, long before tax credits and incentives were offered. He was the first to propose building motion picture studios by converting former defense contractor facilities into sound stages at the Grumman aircraft plant in Bethpage, Long Island in 1992. Although they did not become a reality until 2006 (without him), the ambition to provide the highest quality production facilities to the industry has remained close to his heart. God willing, he will see a life-long dream come true here.

 

For more information on Mr. Wilson, you may refer to: www.imdb.com/name/nm0933264


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Dr. Daniel Acuff – HV Trinity Entertainment – Director of Research & Development –
Founder and President of YMS Consulting, the Character Lab and Consumer Motivations and Film-Rx Partners, ‘Dr. Dan’ got his Ph.D. in consumer psychology from USC. He has served as a research, development and marketing consultant to more than 50 major corporations in the arenas of product and program viability assessment, development, marketing and advertising.

Of particular note is the creation, development and deployment of a series of Consumer Motivations assessment tools and approaches for the accurate ahead-of-time determination of the degree of viability inherent in film and TV proposed properties/programs.  Dr. Acuff created the proprietary and revolutionary YMS system for determining the viability of products and programs with an 80% plus accuracy rate.

Recent clients include: Disney, Warner Brothers, Lucas-Spielberg, Microsoft, Paws/Jim Davis, ABC TV, Nestle, M&M Mars (Created the M&M Characters) , Hershey, Pepsi-Co, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Hallmark Cards, Nickelodeon, Those Characters from Cleveland, Sega, Mattel, Hasbro, Baylor University, and the United States Department of Agriculture.