Category: News

June Member News

Michelle Salcedo AWD Member Michelle Salcedo has signed on to direct The Body, a new thriller from Catalyst Studios. The film boasts a script from “Inside Man” writer Russel Gewirtz. The Body is about a “tough, female, Detroit cop” on a mission to transport a witness across the … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Nicole Dorsey

AWD Member Nicole Dorsey recently won Best Episodic Pilot at SXSW for Something Undone, which centers Jo who, while sorting through her deceased mother’s home and recording effects for her podcast, discovers a disturbing sound. Additionally, Nicole is currently in Post Production on a thriller limited-series, Balestra.Nicole has worked extensively … Read On ›

May Member News

Ashley Maria and Monique Sorgen AWD Members Ashley Maria and Monique Sorgen were accepted into Blackmagic Collective's Filmmaker Advancement Initiative. The program is is a curated group of filmmakers and artists on the verge of breaking through to the next level of their careers. They will receive a … Read On ›

April Member News

Marissa Chibás AWD Member Marissa Chibás has been selected as one of thirteen fellows for Sundance's Screenwriting Intensive for her feature script, 72, which she is attached to direct. The film centers on fiercely independent 18-year-old Cuban American Viv who celebrates New Year’s Eve with her family and … Read On ›

March Member News

Natalie Jasmine Harris After screening at over 40 film festivals worldwide, AWD Member Natalie Jasmine Harris's short film Pure was acquired by HBO and HBOMax and is now available to stream. The film will also broadcast live on HBO throughout Black History Month and Women's History Month. Pure … Read On ›

AWD Honorary Member Spotlight: Jen McGowan

AWD Honorary Member Jen McGowan is a powerhouse director in both features and television. Her most recent feature film, the survival thriller, RUST CREEK, followed up its theatrical run with a #3 premiere on Netflix (of all US Film + TV) and was hailed as “the feminist thriller Hollywood … Read On ›

February Member News

Lisa Donato Gossamer Folds, AWD Member Lisa Donato's feature directorial debut has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Picture in the Limited Release category! The film, distributed by Indican Pictures, centers on a 10-year-old boy uprooted to a Kansas City suburb who develops an … Read On ›

AWD launches Social Sundays

Membership has its perks and one of AWD's is the camaraderie that is built amongst its fellow filmmakers. Social Sundays are all about cultivating the community of women and gender nonbinary directors. Join us for open discussions as well as small break out rooms. Members, if you … Read On ›

AWD Announces 2022 Fellows for Directing the Actor Lab

Congratulations to the newly selected Fellows for 2022's Directing the Actor Lab with AWD Founder Jennifer Warren: Natalie Harris, Eva Midgley, April Maxey, Cameo Wood, Sarah Smith, Anna Sang Park, Natalie Simpkins, Lisa Donato, Candice Carella, Mora Carew, Sailaja Bandyopadhyay, and Sofia Garza-Barba.These twelve fellows will embark on a year-long program exploring in-depth … Read On ›