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Wil has directed hundreds of hours of television and film.  His debut feature film “Hoot” brings his Florida background and twenty years of comedy and directing to a Newbury award winning book by Carl Hiaasen.  Wil, along with producer/partner Jimmy Buffett witness Wil’s screenplay adaptation of the book debut on over 3000 screens and become a top ten box office draw it’s first two weeks of release. The film was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art’s collection in NYC and was recently named by the Smithsonian Museum one of the top five environmental films.

On the small screen, Shriner is proud to have won the Humanitas Award for an episode of NBC’s “Frasier” entitled ‘Something About Dr. Mary’ dealing sensitively with the issue of racism.  Another of his numerous “Frasier” episodes, ‘The Proposal’, earned an Emmy Award for editing in 2002.

In addition to many episodes of “Frasier”, Shriner has directed episodes for the Emmy winner, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, CBS’s “Becker” and “Ladies Man”, ABC’s “My Wife and Kids”, “Norm”, “Married to the Kelly’s”, and “Two Guys and a Girl”,  Fox’s “Luis” and “Raising Dad” and the “Gilmore Girls” for the WB.

Wil’s body of directing work includes a few specialty projects as well.  He wrote and directed a video for Microsoft’s Bill Gates lighthearted retirement tour, as well as directing film segments for the Windows 2000 launch. Early this he produced and directed a CBS TV movie presentation in NYC, a Florida Centennial series and has just finished a reality pilot.