Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a panel at the 62nd annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The theme of the presentation and conversation was “Which stories get told, and by whom, is central to achieving gender equality,” and each … Read On ›
AWD launches new website with SEARCHABLE DATABASE of women directors
The new database boasts search options to find AWD directors that match a producer’s project. Users can filter by budget, genre, DGA status, and category (narrative feature, television, documentary, etc.). Since its launch, several members have been contacted and hired … Read On ›
Let's Make 2018 the Best Year Yet for AWD!
Happy New Year to our members and supporters!
It is my honor to share with you an overview of AWD's goals for 2018 and how you can be part of it. As AWD expands and builds on the successes of 2017, we … Read On ›
AWD is proud to partner with We Do It Together for a series of panels on shifting the culture of sexual harassment. The expert panelists will discuss the origins of the current dangerous and pervasive culture and propose targeted and concrete solutions that favor exchange and inclusion. The filmed … Read On ›
HuffPo: The day after Alabama chose not to elect Roy Moore to office, due in part to 98% of African American women turning out to make their voices heard, ‘We Do It Together’ and the Alliance of Women Directors, hosted the first in a series of panels … Read On ›
The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) was established as an organization of empowerment for our members as well as upcoming women and gender non-conforming directors. Our organization exemplifies hard work and tenacity to the community of women and young girls.
AWD summarily denounces the impropriety and abuse of … Read On ›
DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: In one of the first deals of the just-underway Los Angeles Film Festival, Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Never Here, a psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos that is having its world premiere Sunday. Vertical is planning a day-and-date theatrical release in fourth-quarter 2017, followed by a pay TV debut on Starz … Read On ›
Jennifer Warren, co-founder of the Alliance of Women Directors, said she senses new momentum in the struggle for gender parity in Hollywood. “I do think the tide is turning,” she said, acknowledging the historically poor showing by studios in hiring women, even in recent years. “It is … Read On ›
Congratulations to AWD members Liz R. Hinlein, A. Laura James, and Paige Morrow Kimball! They were selected to participate in the inaugural DGA TV Director Mentoship Program. From Deadline: "The program pairs early-career directors (Protégés) with veteran TV directors (Mentors) who will serve as their professional guides to … Read On ›
This year will see some major movie releases from female filmmakers. There's superhero flick "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, and the bachelorette comedy "Rock That Body," starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon, helmed by Lucia Aniello. But don't let those high-profile projects … Read On ›