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 ›


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 ›


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 ›

June Member News

Felicia Gonzalez Brown Felicia Gonzalez Brown premiered her LGBTQIA+ Drama short film "Vision of Love" at the Latina Independent Film Extravaganza Film Festival (LIFE). "Vision of Love" centers on Sonia's experience as an LGBTQIA+ womxn searching for unconditional love and belonging, and indulging in her joy and healing, rather than her … Read On ›

Our Sincere Gratitude!

AWD is able to provide so much to its members because of the dedication of its volunteers. We are thankful for the years of work given to AWD by Board of Directors Member Kim Furst, and AWD South Leadership Committee member Edina Kishonthy. Read about what inspired them … Read On ›

April Member News

Anna Chi AWD Member Anna Chi's new film "The Disappearance of Mrs. Wu" has been released by FreeStyle with a one-week theatrical run at NoHo Laemmle theater starting on March 17 and is now available online via video on demand. A multigenerational comedy starring Lisa Lu (“Crazy Rich … Read On ›

Member Spotlight – Indy Saini

Award winning director, writer and Emmy nominated cinematographer Maninder “Indy" Saini grew up straddling two worlds, her American home base in rural Pennsylvania, and her dad’s homeland in Punjab, India. With her first passport at the age of 3, a passion for travel and a desire to … Read On ›