Film, TV and video director Bille Woodruff has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
Known for his distinct visual style and dynamic storytelling, Woodruff began his relationship with the studio directing multiple episodes of Empire and Star, which led to the deal.
“Bille is a fantastic director who has done spectacular work on episodes of both Empire and Star for us, and this deal is about continuing that relationship on an exclusive basis,” said Jonnie Davis, President of Creative Affairs at TCFTV. “We’ll continue to assign him episodes of our current series and potentially have him direct and produce series and pilots down the road.”
Woodruff’s other TV credits include the CW’s Black Lightning, Freeform’s Shadowhunters, TNT’s Claws, BET’s The Game and VH1’s Hit The Floor.
On the feature side, Woodruff made his directorial debut with Universal’s Honey. He then went on to direct MGM’s Beauty Shop; Universal’s Honey 2, Honey 3 and the franchise’s fourth installment Honey: Rise Up and Dance; and Lionsgate’s hit thriller Addicted and romantic comedy The Perfect Match.
Woodruff also has directed videos for artists such as Lil’ Wayne, Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Nas, OutKast, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Trisha Yearwood and Usher among many others. He has been nominated for numerous MTV Video Music Awards and won a VH1 Fashion Award.
Woodruff is repped by APA, Greenlight Management and Lichter Grossman.