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June 2020

SPECIAL-TEA with AWD! Guest: Jessica Hobbs

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CA United States

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…

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SUNDAY TEA with AWD! Guest: Christine Lahti

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CA United States

We are excited to have launched this Q&A Series, “Sunday Tea with AWD” featuring many of our incredible Advisory and Honorary Board members, as well as industry guests. Join us for talks on all things directing, featuring a different speaker(s) each week who will share their expertise on a wide range of topics related to the art of telling stories in film, television, and new media.  Join us as AWD Chairperson and Founder, Jennifer Warren moderates this week's Tea with…

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AWD/NBC Workshop: “Strategic Shadowing” with Jude Weng

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map
Free

We are thrilled to begin the third year of the AWD/NBC Craft Enrichment Series, a set of Master Classes that will enrich participants' knowledge of episodic directing. Our first event "Strategic Shadowing" will be led by Director Jude Weng and moderated by AWD Executive Board Member CM Landrus. Topics will include how shadowing works and how to be strategic about securing shadowing spots. AWD members can use this link to join the webinar. Please make sure you have downloaded/upgraded your Zoom…

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AWD/AFFCA Conversation Series: Women Above the Line

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CA United States

AWD is pleased to announce the first of a series of conversations in partnership with the African American Film Critics Association (AFFCA). Join us for this talk with director Kelly Park and actress Tichina Arnold moderated by director and AWD member Morenike Joela Evans about carving a path as a black woman director in Hollywood. WATCH ON the AAFCA YouTube Channel BIOS: KELLY PARK has booked her first pilot and has also become one of the first black women to…

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July 2020

AWD/NBC Workshop: “Preparing an Episode” with Laura Belsey

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CA United States + Google Map

In our second AWD/NBC workshop this year, Laura Belsey (The Walking Dead, Arrow, Queen of the South, Blindspot) takes you through the tried and true prep methods she's used throughout her career, including techniques she has developed on her own as well as using Scriptation to enhance your process. AWD members can use this link to register for the webinar. Please make sure you have downloaded/upgraded your Zoom account.  ABOUT OUR GUEST: Laura Belsey has directed episodes of THE WALKING DEAD,…

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AWD Town Hall: Filmmaking While Black

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CA United States

AWD invites members and non-member to join us for our second town hall exploring the Black experience in Entertainment. In a continuation of the conversation from last month’s town hall on the impacts of systemic racism, Tomeka Winborne will moderate this important discussion with AWD members from Los Angeles and Atlanta. Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd, Jade Jenise Dixon, Kryzz Gautier, Monique Younger, and AWD ATL Advisory Board Member Terri J. Vaughn will delve into the experiences they have had transitioning into…

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AWD/NBC Workshop: “Making Days/Time Management” with Hanelle Culpepper and Mairzee Almas

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CA United States

Moderated by AWD Executive Board member Julia Camara, powerhouse television directors Hanelle Culpepper and Mairzee Almas will discuss the ins and outs of navigating pop up problems, tricky shots, and people management on set when the heat is on. AWD members can use this link to register for the webinar. Please make sure you have downloaded/upgraded your Zoom account. ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Hanelle Culpepper Chosen to direct the pilot for Star Trek: Picard, Hanelle M. Culpepper is the first woman to launch a new…

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SUNDAY TEA with AWD! Guests: Vanessa Parise, Marta Cunningham, and Jennifer Arnold

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CA United States

We are excited to continue our Q&A Series, “Sunday Tea with AWD,” featuring many of our incredible Advisory Board and Honorary members, as well as industry guests. Our Teas are talks on all things directing, featuring a different speaker(s) each week who will share their expertise on a wide range of topics related to the art of telling stories in film, television, and new media.  This Sunday AWD Board Member Christianna Carmine moderates an exciting conversation with three powerhouse award-winning…

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August 2020

Virtual CANON Works in Progress

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CA United States

Join us for a virtual WIP sponsored by Canon. In addition to screening Zaki Rubenstein's short film "50," there will be a TECH TALK given by Christian Gossett. He will be demystifying storyboarding with his hands on seminar that helps directors come up with their own storyboard styles and enables them to best communicate their vision to their creative team. Make sure you have a pencil and paper next to you! WHEN:  Wednesday, 3-5p PT / 6-8p ET WHERE: Zoom HOW: Register on Zoom HERE. If…

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SUNDAY TEA with AWD! Guest: Nancy Schreiber

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CA United States

We are excited to continue our Q&A Series, “Sunday Tea with AWD,” featuring many of our incredible Advisory Board and Honorary members, as well as industry guests. Our Teas are talks on all things directing, featuring a different speaker(s) each week who will share their expertise on a wide range of topics related to the art of telling stories in film, television, and new media.  This Sunday our guest will be AWD member and American Society of Cinematographers President's Award…

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