After earning a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University, Denise David Williams began her career as an actor's agent in New York City. Shortly after, she moved to Los Angeles and attended the Graduate Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. Ms. Williams then began her production experience in the film industry at LucasFilm as an assistant in pre-production on E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark. She advanced to story analyst for Barry Krost at The Movie Company where she was responsible for developing television material for management clients and held production responsibilities on American Dreamer.
Ms. Williams then worked as Director of Creative Affairs for Arkoff International Pictures where she acquired and developed feature material for both Samuel Z. Arkoff and Louis Arkoff. Denise was then hired by Daniel Melnick's IndieProd Co. at 20th Century Fox as story editor where she worked with writers and directors including Robert Zemeckis, Buck Henry and Lawrence Kasdan. Ms. Williams formed her own production company, MakeMagic Productions, whose mission is to produce highly entertaining films with global appeal. In 2002, MakeMagic produced the industry hit, My Dinner With Ovitz which Variety called "charming!" and Universal chief Ron Meyer and David Geffen called "brilliant".