William B. Hirsch

Producer, The Waiting Room
Nominated for: Best Documentary

Bill Hirsch launched his production career in order to produce films dealing with critical, cutting edge political, social and cultural themes. Since establishing Peer Review Films with Scott Verges, he has produced Reversion, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and is working on various other projects, including films about the religious right and the literary hoax and cultural icon, JT LeRoy.

Bill has been a renowned plaintiff’s class action attorney for over 20 years, playing major roles in such cases as the Lincoln Savings & Loan (Charles Keating) scandal, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the fen-phen drug litigation. Bill graduated from Princeton University with a masters in political theory and Harvard Law School. He has recently served on the Boards of Equal Rights Advocates, the Coro Center for Civic Leadership and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, where he is currently Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee.