William Dickerson is a filmmaker and author whose debut feature film, Detour, was hailed as an “Underground Hit” by The Village Voice, an “emotional and psychological roller-coaster ride” by The Examiner, and nothing short of “authentic” by The New York Times. His award-winning work has been recognized by film festivals across the country. His first book, No Alternative, was declared, “a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in ‘90s music” by Kirkus Reviews. His latest book, DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (or any film, for that matter), is available now. He recently adapted No Alternative into a film starring Michaela Cavazos, Conor Proft, Chloe Levine, Harry Hamlin and Katherine Erbe, which The Los Angeles Times described as “a remarkably assured and deeply felt grunge-era coming-of-age picture.” He currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.