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SPECIAL-TEA with AWD! Guest: Jessica Hobbs

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

It’s time for our next Special-Tea with AWD, supported by Netflix. Join AWD Executive Board Member Kim Furst and Director Jessica Hobbs as they discuss the episodes Jessica directed for season three of the Netflix original series “The Crown” following the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

EPISODES to be discussed:


  • “Moondust” – Episode 307
  • “Cri de Coeur” – Episode 310


TOPICS will include:

  • Directing historical drama
  • Navigating fact vs fiction
  • Working with the production team

Our Special-Teas are free and open to the public. Please REGISTER HERE.

JESSICA HOBBS is an award-winning director from New Zealand, known for her work on The Crown, starring Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, BBC mini-series The Split, written by Abi Morgan, the psychological thriller Apple Tree Yard, starring Emily Watson, River with Stellan Skarsgard and Broadchurch. Jessica set up the BAFTA-nominated ensemble drama The Slap, directing the opening episodes and won an Australian Directors Guild Award for the political mini-series Devil’s Dust.

Jessica began directing short films in her 20s, during an eight year stint as an assistant director. She went on to build up an impressive – and award-winning – Australian resume, including helming the hit show Love My Way, and East Timor mini-series Answered by Fire. She won the Australian Film Institute Directing Awards for both shows. Jessica was awarded the Women in Film & TV UK Deluxe Director Award for 2019.


June 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Event Category:


CA United States