July Member News

Colleen Davie Janes Passionflix has tapped AWD Member Colleen Davie Janes to direct "Seduction and Snacks." Based on the USA Today bestselling novel, "Seduction and Snacks" is the first volume of the Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec. The sexy rom-com is EP'd by Tosca Musk and will … Read On ›

AWD Member Spotlight: Heather Hawthorn Doyle

This month we’re spotlighting director Heather Hawthorne Doyle as our AWD Member on the Rise! Before moving to the narrative world, Heather worked as a director, producer, and show creator in lifestyle and factual entertainment, producing more than 200 hours of award-winning programming, and developed six series … Read On ›

June Member News

Tomeka Winborne AWD Member and AWD South Co-Chair Tomeka Winborne made the news this past month when her short film, AGED OUT was screened in recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month for the nonprofit Virginia One Church, One Child. The narrative film explores the issue of youth aging … Read On ›

AWD Member Spotlight: Morenike Joela Evans

AWD Member Morenike Joela Evans is a filmmaker on the rise! As a director, writer, and creative EP, Morenike first came to prominence producing entertainment and cultural lifestyle programming for networks such as MTV News, BET, NBC, and OWN. After transitioning to scripted programming with several award-winning web series, … Read On ›

May Member News

Jessica Redish Congratulations to AWD Member Jessica Redish, whose film "AIRWAY" won Best Micro Comedy Film at the Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta. The short film centers on a woman's worst nightmare come to life when the man next to her won't turn his phone to Airplane … Read On ›

STARZ #TakeTheLead Directors Program with AWD

View full announcement HERE. Who is eligible?Directors who meet all of the following requirements: AWD members who are in good standing or who have submitted an application to join by Saturday, May 15th at 11:59pm PT Have yet to direct an episode of televisionMeet the program requirements (see below) What … Read On ›

AWD Member Spotlight: Iram Parveen Bilal

AWD Member Iram Parveen Bilal is a filmmaker to watch! Raised in Nigeria and Pakistan, she tells thought provoking stories that are socially impactful and envision an inclusive world. Her second feature, I’ll Meet You There, a family drama about a Muslim cop and his teenage ballerina daughter, was … Read On ›

April Member News

Lorin Davis Lorin Davis was awarded Best Short - Dark Drama for her film "Braveo" at the Oregon Short Film Festival. "Braveo" centers a young girl who tries to be brave when her father disappears during a global pandemic. In addition to "Braveo," Lorin had a second film … Read On ›

AWD Partners with Seed&Spark for Virtual Series

In our ongoing collaboration with Seed&Spark, AWD is excited to be sponsoring a hand-curated virtual series of 6 Creator Events.  WHEN: The second Monday of every month at 3pm PST, starting Monday, April 12. HOW: Register using the links belowWHY: By September you’ll be a crowdfunding whiz and … Read On ›