December Member News

Nikki Cole AWD Member Nikki Cole is now represented by The Associates Talent Agency. She was also recently selected by the Telefilm Canada RDV Meet the Series Team to pitch her projects at the EFM (Berlinale), MIPTV, Series Mania, and MIPCOM. Read more about her experience in Variety. Edina Kishonthy Reborn, … Read On ›

AWD Member Gives Back: Stacey Davis

Stacey Davis is an award-winning filmmaker and entertainment lawyer. She made her directorial debut in 2019 with her dramedy short CHERRY and her short documentary PIE IN THE PUSS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF PIEING IN FILM. Collectively, the films screened at over 30 festivals, including DC Shorts. … Read On ›

AWD Member on the Rise: Kryzz Gautier

For AWD Member Kryzz Gautier, 2021 has been a hallmark year. The past twelve months have seen her gain major representation at CAA, get staffed on HBO's "The Gordita Chronicles," and sell several writing projects to major studios to which she is attached to direct. Just in the … Read On ›

November Member News

Traci S Hays AWD Member Traci S Hays recently wrapped production on her feature directorial debut. Tangled, a romantic comedy feature film based on the popular series by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Emma Chase, stars Josh Plasse (iCarly) as “Drew Evans,” a handsome, arrogant … Read On ›

October Member News

Michelle Salcedo AWD Member Michelle Salcedo's feature directorial debut WOMAN OF THE HOUSE will premiere at NoHo Cinefest Film Festival, playing in person at the Laemmle NoHo 7 October 3rd, 2021 at 8 p.m. In the film, YA novelist, Christine Chandler, surprises her group of friends at her … Read On ›

September Member News

Ashley Maria AWD Member Ashely Maria's documentary film, PIONEERS IN SKIRTS, debuted on PBS in August. The multi-award-winning social impact film is a discourse on the issues that affect a woman’s pioneering ambition. Check here for local air times, and be sure to follow Ashley on Twitter, Instagram, … Read On ›

Directing the Actor Lab with Jennifer Warren

by Angie Comer There wasn't shortage of applicants for this year's Directing the Actor Lab, a virtual AWD program run by Jennifer Warren. From March to September 2021, the selected participants are being given a unique opportunity to workshop scenes with actors from a produced screenplay. Each director … Read On ›

AWD Member on the Rise: Leena Pendharkar

AWD member Leena Pendharkar is an award-winning writer and director. Her sophomore feature, 20 Weeks, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, played theatrically, and was distributed by Hulu. Leena's latest short film, Awaken, starring Parminder Nagra, Vee Kumari, and Seamus Dever, has screened at a number of Oscar-qualifying … Read On ›