William Read Woodfield ( January 21, 1928 - November 24, 2001) an Emmy-nominated movie and television producer and amateur magician.
Woodfield started the magic newsletter Magicana which later became a magazine within a magazine in Genii. As a story consultant for the series "Mission Impossible," often worked magical illusions into the story lines.
Woodfield wrote scripts for many television series including "Columbo", "Perry Mason," "Ironside." and "Diagnosis Murder."
Woodfield was also an artist and photographer. His photos have appeared in magazines including Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and the Saturday Evening Post. His first professional photo assignment was a picture of Elizabeth Taylor with her new baby, which appeared in Life magazine. Woodfield was a still photographer for films, including "Sparticus." He also designed record albums and magazine layouts for Frank Sinatra. He left photography in the 1960s to pursue a his writing career.