Category: News

Welcome AWD’s Newest Board Members!

We are so excited to announce five new members to your Board of Directors. Each has the experience and enthusiasm to contribute greatly to our organization. Please join us in welcoming each of these powerhouse directors to their first term and learn a little more about what inspired … Read On ›

Join AWD in our mission for gender equality!

Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase. AWD is a 501c(3) that promotes women and gender nonbinary directors in film, television, commercials, and new media by providing education and professional support for members in the … Read On ›

Become an AWD Ally Member!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of AWD's new Ally membership for supporters of AWD! An Ally membership is perfect for anyone who wants to show their support for women and gender nonbinary directors, as well as anyone in the industry from other professional disciplines who wants to get to … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Lagueria Davis

AWD Member Lagueria Davis is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. Lagueria grew up in a household where her dreams had to be practical, which is how she found herself at the University of Oklahoma double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Three years and three internships … Read On ›

February Member News

Joslyn Rose Lyons AWD Member Joslyn Rose Lyons makes her feature-length directorial debut with STAND: A Look at the Courageous Journey of Activist and Basketball Phenom Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. STAND Premieres Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The film features in-depth interviews with basketball and entertainment stars … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Asha Chai-Chang

AWD Member Asha Chai-Chang is an award-winning Writer/Director and Emmy-nominated Producer. A first-generation Afro-Latina and Caribbean-Asian American with disabilities, Asha is a stigma disruptor as a Yale graduate and former finance professional turned production company owner. Asha is making strides as a 2022 TV Writer Fellow in the Inaugural … Read On ›

December Member News

Niki Koss AWD Member Niki Koss is set to direct Homeschooled, a documentary about homeschooled high schoolers in Texas. The heartwarming doc will follow 6 high schoolers, all homeschooled for different reasons, as they emotionally prepare for the end of the year "Homeschooler's Prom". Homeschooled will begin production … Read On ›

November Member News

Kelly Sarri AWD Member Kelly Sarri directed directed the first fictional series made exclusively for Instagram and Tik Tok called Gynarchy. The series, available on both platforms, is a minimalistic post-apocalyptic manless tale of a three-generation family of women that navigates life in an all-female colony. Follow along with … Read On ›

Directing the Actor Lab 2022 Graduates

Taught by AWD Founder and USC Professor Jennifer Warren, AWD’s Directing the Actor program meets for monthly sessions over a nine month period, covering various topics such as in-depth scene breakdowns, rehearsal exercises and techniques, and playable direction and adjustments for actors. Last month, the graduating AWD Members … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Joslyn Rose Lyons

AWD Member Joslyn Rose Lyons has directed and produced a diverse range of Award-Winning content in film and television for more than a decade, including work with BET, MTV, UNINTERRUPTED, Warner Bros. Pictures, OWN, Discovery, Lionsgate and STARZ.  In August, Variety shared a press announcement for Stand, an upcoming documentary … Read On ›