William Gilcher is a writer/producer and divides his time between independent projects and work for the Goethe-Institut Washington. Prior to joining the Goethe-Institut, he worked on cultural policy issues for the incoming Clinton administration. As a film and video producer, he specializes in cultural and intercultural projects. He produced a film version of Beckett Directs Beckett: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame for the University of Maryland Visual Press and the Smithsonian Institution as well as many European-American projects for the Goethe-Institut. Most recently, he produced For Tomorrow: Ich hoff’ auf morgen – The Story and Poetry of Hilda Stern Cohen, a feature film shot in Germany, Poland, Austria, and the USA about Holocaust survivor and poet Hilda Stern Cohen. The film features performances of a number of his musical compositions. Bill also served as American producer for Georges Rouquier’s final feature film, Biquefarre, in the early 1980’s and continues to be in the leadership of the Association Georges Rouquier in Goutrens, France.