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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

ICON SPOTLIGHT on Deborah Kampmeier

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. This month we shine a spotlight on AWD Icon … Read On ›

FEBRUARY Member News

MARISSA CHIBÁS Marissa Chibás received an inaugural Sundance Institute/One House Filmmaker Fund grant for her debut feature, 1972. The short proof of concept will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2/9 and 2/10. 1972 logline: At her Manhattan New Year’s eve party in 1972, exiled Cuban revolutionary … Read On ›

JANUARY Member News

MARGAUX SUSI Announced in Deadline, "guts," the short film directed by Margaux Susi, is World Premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2024. Logline: Desperate for help, a woman in recovery asks an unlikely stranger on a dinner date. Follow Margaux on IG and X. EVA MIDGLEY The hilarious PERIOD. campaign from social-impact … Read On ›

DECEMBER Member News

Rachel Annette Helson THE ENGAGEMENT DRESS, a rom com feature film directed by Rachel Annette Helson, was released on November 10th as a TUBI Original. LOGLINE: "When Claudia gets to wear the lucky dress that has led to all her friends’ marriages, she realizes she has searched for love … Read On ›

AWD announces #MentorLatinaDirectors Fellows

AWD is excited to announce the Fellows in our inaugural #MentorLatinaDirectors Initiative. One aspect of the program is designed to foster meaningful relationships and focus on career growth, enrichment, and development with industry creatives through Mentor/Mentee pairings. Community-building activities and meet ups among the Mentee participants is another component … Read On ›