WIP FILM SPOTLIGHT highlights Member Films that screened through the Works in Progress Program and went on to great success!
In 2019, AWD Member Nicole Lucas Haimes screened a cut of her film THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HUNGRY for an audience of fellow AWD directors at a … Read On ›
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.
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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 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 ›
No Man of God, a feature film directed by AWD Member Amber Sealey, was released in theaters and on digital platforms in the US on August 27th by RLJE Films. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, explores the complicated relationship that formed between FBI … Read On ›
Rachel Annette Helson
AWD Member Rachel Annette Helson's feature directorial debut, YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE premiered on Lifetime TV on July 31st. The movie, produced by Stargazer Films, centers on a pregnant woman who, after fleeing an abusive boyfriend, is rescued from a car accident by a friendly … Read On ›
AWD Member Julie Herlocker's career has provided her with many valuable insights into what it takes to make great television. A former post producer, she worked closely with Exec. Producers to help take 300+ episodes through prep to final lock. Her responsibilities went well beyond the cutting … Read On ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›