With events like bowling parties and karaoke and awards named after Alice Guy-Blaché, the Oxford Film Festival has earned a reputation for championing diverse filmmakers and being one of the most friendly festivals. AWD spoke with Melanie Addington, Executive Director of Oxford Film Festival, about her comprehensive … Read On ›
Via Variety - by Dave McNary
Diversity among feature film directors remained disappointingly low in 2017, the Directors Guild of America has reported in a new study.
The results, released Thursday, show the difficulty faced in achieving gains in increasing the numbers of female directors — in spite of … Read On ›
AWD’s Career Advancement Program is pleased to announce a partnership with Shoot ‘Em Up! Shoot ‘Em Up is a Los Angeles-based show created by Gary Buchler and Monte LaForti (LA producers of The Moth) that explores the evolution of a story to a script to a film, and takes place … Read On ›
The New NBC/AWD Director’s ‘Craft Enrichment Series’ Unites the Companies’ Mutual Commitment to Reaching Gender Parity in Television Directing
Los Angeles, CA – United in their mutual commitment to reaching gender parity in television directing, the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) and NBC have joined forces to launch … Read On ›
On a sunny April afternoon, I sat down with five AWD members -- Luann Barry, Marty Elcan, Liz Hinlein, Matia Karrell, and Paige Morrow Kimball – who recently won an International CINDY Award for their collaboration on “Making LA Happen.” Their inspiring film, highlighting the people who … Read On ›
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 ›