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  02/24/2011      10:00 am

The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: GhettoPhysics - Redefining the Game with William Arntz, co-creator of "What The Bleep Do We Know?"

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William Arntz

William Arntz

William H. Arntz Director, Writer, and Producer
Will began his professional career as a research laser physicist,
developing wave optics simulators for highenergy laser systems. After a few years of traveling, he landed in San Francisco and began studying with a spiritual teacher. Eventually, the students were given the task of writing a software product/company, whereupon William wrote "AutoSys" a distributed event processor. He sold the company two years later and retired.

After more years of spiritual practice, he became interested in getting the principles he had learned out to the general public. He realized a lifelong dream and use the software proceeds to make a movie. That movie started life as a small documentary about Spirit and Science, but grew in scope and became What the BLEEP Do We Know? which Will wrote, directed, produced and financed. In 2004 What the Bleep Do We Know? explored the intersection of quantum physics and spirituality as a hybrid documentary and generated enough word of mouth to turn box-office logic on its head.

The film began as a self-release before being picked up by Samuel Goldwyn and Roadside Attractions. Fourteen-week runs at some theaters culminated in a one year theatrical run totaling 11 million box office.