AWD launches #MentorLatinaDirectors Initiative

Alliance of Women Directors is excited to announce the launch of its #MentorLatinaDirectors Initiative, a mentor/mentee program for current AWD members who are Latina/x/e-identifying. The program is designed to foster meaningful relationships and focus on career growth, enrichment and development with industry creatives. The program consists of 1. … Read On ›

Festival Spotlight: HollyShorts

AWD is excited to partner with HollyShorts Film Festival for a block of films directed by AWD Members! The films programmed by the festival are: Choices; Dir. Kameishia WootenRandom Check; Dir. Monique SorgenThe Other Road; Dir. Jennifer Steinman SterninClinical; Dir. Lauren CiaravalliJudy-ism; Dir. Emily LererThere Can Be Light; Dir. … Read On ›

AUGUST MEMBER NEWS

Robin Hays Robin Hays recently directed the feature, HOW SHE CAUGHT A KILLER. The film is produced for Lifetime by Suspense Productions and Tiny Riot. Announced in Deadline, the film is executive produced by Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg, Jason Egenberg, and Sarah Drew, who has an overall movie … Read On ›

AWD SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Chelsea Gonzalez

Our Spotlight Series: Reproductive Rights continues with this interview between Meredith Yinger and Chelsea Gonzalez! Tune in as they discuss the impetus for Chelsea's short film, "All the Wrong Things," and how an AWD program helped in the edit. "All the Wrong Things" Logline: Two people fall … Read On ›

AWD SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Sylvia Ray

This week in our Spotlight Series: Reproductive Rights Meredith Yinger talks with Sylvia Ray about her short film "Preggers." The interview covers Sylvia's account of how the timing of Roe being overturned affected the film's screenings, and how an AWD class led to an anthology feature project … Read On ›

AWD SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Marissa Vonn

For the second interview in our Spotlight Series: Reproductive Rights, AWD Directing members Meredith Yinger and Marissa Vonn discuss Vonn's short film, "Little Texas," about a teen from deep in the heart of Texas who finds an unlikely friend while pursuing her reproductive freedom. Inspired by the Women's … Read On ›

MEET AWD’s NEW ICON MEMBERS

AWD's Icon Members (previously named Honorary 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 parity in the entertainment industry. Our veteran Icon Members Mary Lou Belli, Hanelle Culpepper, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jen McGowan, Rosemary Rodriguez, … Read On ›

AWD Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board of AWD represents our highest tier of industry allies, and our closest collaborators. We are excited to announce that AnnaLea Arnold and Jeanne Mau have joined Eric J. Feig, Hillary Bibicoff, Jonathan Frank, Karen Horne, LeeAnne Stables, Marc Guggenheim, and Wendy Mericle as members of this distinguished Board, which supports … Read On ›

AWD SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Melisa Resch

Throughout July we will be spotlighting films by AWD Directing Members that focus on reproductive rights. Interviewed by fellow member Meredith Yinger, the Directors discuss the inspiration for their films and what it was like having a film where the subject matter was suddenly a "hot button issue" after Roe … Read On ›