Bill Thill

Bill Thill: Founder and Host

Bill is the founder and host of the Hollywood AWAC community and podcast. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago and has over two decades of experience in all facets of the entertainment industry.

From his work with the studios as well as writing, producing, acting and directing, Bill has an unyielding enthusiasm for all aspects of the business.

He enjoys having vibrant discussions with his fellow creatives to gain insight and to learn about their journeys. Bill is a firm believer in the power of creative collaboration with expert knowledge in the financial and cultural impact Hollywood has on a global audience.

The sweetest words he’s ever heard are, “Hey Kids! Let’s put on a show!”



Jake Deptula

Jake Deptula: Guest Co-Host and Contributor

Jake is a writer/producer with over 15 years of professional experience, including project management for production companies, television networks, and independent producers.

He most recently produced the feature films, “A Christmas Switch” starring Jackie Selden (Single Parents, Modern Family) and Ashley Wood (Shameless, Wicked Moms Club) for UPTV and “The Nanny is Watching” starring Talya Carroll (Scandal) and Cinta Laura Kiehl (The Ninth Passenger) for Lifetime.

Along with his professional accomplishments, Jake is a bonafide pop culture junkie who brings his vast knowledge of the meaningful and the absurd to every entertaining conversation.

Contact: | IG: jaked3000