Category: News

NEW AWD SOUTH LEADERSHIP

AWD is honored to have ELISE HINES step into the role of AWD SOUTH CO-CHAIR! Elise is no stranger to AWD South leadership as she served as their Treasurer for seven years before stepping into the Co-Chair role. She will lead with current Chair Tomeka Winborne.  Having over 8 years of … Read On ›

JUNE Member News

KARA WHITE Kara White was nominated for her second Directing Emmy by the Central Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She helmed the episode "Jump Pilot" for the webseries, "Why I Fly." Additionally, her newest documentary, "Witness to Revolution: One Doctor's Story of … Read On ›

ICON SPOTLIGHT on Anya Adams

AWD Icon Members work extensively in feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and/or new media. They have not only shown exceptional skill and/or received substantial acclaim, but are also advocates for AWD’s mission for parity in the entertainment industry. AWD Icon Member ANYA ADAMS began as a 1st AD … Read On ›

AWD announces new members to its Board of Directors

AWD is thrilled to announce five new members to its Board of Directors. Each of these Directors is dedicated to advancing the mission and benefits offered by this organization. Learn more about each of them, including their inspiration for serving AWD! MELISSA BALINT "As a passionate advocate for women, non-binary, … Read On ›

AWD Presents the Fellows for 2024’s Directing the Actor Lab

Taught by AWD Founder and USC Professor JENNIFER WARREN, AWD's Directing the Actor Lab is a sought after annual program. Selected from an impressive pool of applicants, the participating Directors meet for monthly sessions to enhance their skills of working with actors. They study in-depth scene breakdowns, review rehearsal exercises and techniques, and … Read On ›

ICON SPOTLIGHT on Kelly Park

AWD Icon Members work extensively in feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and/or new media. They have not only shown exceptional skill and/or received substantial acclaim, but are also advocates for AWD’s mission for parity in the entertainment industry. AWD Icon Member KELLY PARK began her entertainment career doing improv and … Read On ›

APRIL Member News

SACHA SMITH Sacha Smith's dark thriller short film, TROLLED, premiered at Cinequest in the Mind Benders Block. Logline: See what happens when an internet troll gets a taste of his own medicine... Follow Sacha on IG to learn more! ROBIN HAYS Bethenny Frankel has joined the cast of the upcoming Lifetime original … Read On ›

ICON SPOTLIGHT on Tara Miele

AWD Icon Members work extensively in feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and/or new media. They have not only shown exceptional skill and/or received substantial acclaim, but are also advocates for AWD’s mission for parity in the entertainment industry. AWD Icon Member TARA MIELE has had success in short … Read On ›

MARCH Member News

KRISTINA THOMAS Kristina Thomas was selected by Film Independent Project Involve as a directing fellow for their 30th anniversary class. She recently screened her finished short film "Saving All My Love" at the Directors Guild in Hollywood. "Saving All My Love" logline: A down-on-her-luck former pageant queen’s anxiety spirals … Read On ›