William R. Coughlan

William R. CoughlanWilliam R. Coughlan (he/him) is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and founder and CEO of independent video production company Tohubohu Productions, LLC. He worked for several years with The Advisory Board Company (and its offshoot companies, CEB and EAB) in Washington, D.C., where he began as a graphic designer before creating a full-service in-house video and multimedia department, and then eventually moving into the ranks of creative department management. In addition, he provides creative oversight for the global public affairs firm EGA, is the Creative Director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater (and writer/director of the JAT series Quorum) and served for several years on the Board of Directors for TIVA, the Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC, Inc., filling the roles of Treasurer and Vice President before finishing his tenure as President.

He also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, editing, animation, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person. In addition to his behind-the-scenes creative work, he has appeared on screen in several industrials, films, and series, including Screening Process, Homemade Hero, Touched by a Lawyer, Remorseless, The Lake, The Broken Continent, Codependence Day, Tex: Wisdom of the Old West, The Greater Evil, The Rest of Your Life, Believe Me, Bombshell, and Separation Smackdown.

He is the illustrator of the therapeutic workbook Stories for Children with Problems & Wishes, has provided schematic graphics for several HBS case studies, designed the acclaimed Protégé clay poker chip line, served as the Critic at Large for the online literary magazine Inkblots, has been a judge for both the TIVA Peer Awards and the Emmy Awards, founded and co-hosted the long-running Tohubohu Producer Podcast, and is an accomplished animator and ambigram artist. He currently resides at a secret compound in Northern Virginia.