Aaliyah N. Williams

Founder, Just A Rebel, Inc.; Founding Partner, Manager and Producer, Adventure Media
RBS 1998

Aaliyah Williams is founding partner of Adventure Media where she manages emerging & established writers and directors. She is a Peabody Award nominated television & film producer whose credits include the series Gentefied & film Really Love (you can stream both on Netflix!). Williams launched Just A Rebel to create signature content that centers Black women and people of color—shifting the culture forward. The company’s first look deal at CBS Television Studios was renewed for a third year where Williams has several series in active development.

Just A Rebel’s feature film slate includes Tiffany Johnson’s (Mike, Black Monday) feature directorial debut THE LAST CLASS starring Marsai Martin based on the incredible true story of writer Kimberly Nicole Walker’s survival of a very special senior year of high school. Williams is currently in post on BLACK BARBIE: A DOCUMENTARY directed by Lagueria Davis and financed by LinLay Productions.

Originally from Arkansas and Oklahoma, Williams graduated from Harvard and is a 2023 UCLA School of Law MLS candidate. She is an active alum of Film Independent’s Project:Involve, Sundance, and the Ron Brown Scholar Program. Aaliyah can generally be found running around Los Angeles with her hilarious pit bull, Blue.