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 ›

New AWD South Chair

We are thrilled to WELCOME Tomeka Winborne to the position of Chair for the AWD South branch! Having served this year as Co-Chair, the transition has been seamless as Tomeka continues to bring her innovative ideas and a vigorous work ethic to AWD (she also serves as … Read On ›

January Member News

Adrienne Lovette AWD Member Adrienne Lovette was awarded the Exceptional Artistry Award at the Official Latino Film Festival for her film Little Bean. The film centers on a mother's loss during a time of loss - made in quarantine during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Little Bean also won the … Read On ›

A heartfelt THANK YOU

If you haven't been introduced to Chaun Pinkston, we're happy to do that now! Chaun is the reason we have AWD South. As Founder (then called AWD Atlanta), she served as Chair for many years, tirelessly working to develop the branch, and expand membership. As she transitions to one of their Advisory … Read On ›

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 ›