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Pippa Bianco Discusses the Evolution of Making SHARE and Directing HBO’s Hit Series EUPHORIA

It’s been a busy summer for AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) alumna Pippa Bianco, the talented, rising filmmaker who adapted her Cannes-winning DWW short SHARE into her first feature film. Produced and financed by A24, the film world-premiered at Sundance, where it was quickly scooped up by HBO. In the critically celebrated, riveting and…

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Alumna Valerie Weiss Talks Being Ready to Helm a Studio Franchise and Her Unconventional Path to Hollywood

Valerie Weiss’ experience as a scientist-turned-filmmaker has served as an unconventional springboard as she sets her sights on directing within the Hollywood studio system. She discovered her passion for directing while majoring in Molecular Biology at Princeton and minoring in theater and dance. “For the first time I felt like my intellectual side and my…

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Unveils New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its longstanding commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The prestigious program has announced eight new participants for the Class of 2020, who will receive several months of tuition-free film education,…

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Now Accepting Applications for 2019

Applications have opened for the 2019-20 cycle of the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW).

Lena Waithe Speaks at AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase: “Be Unafraid of the Images in Your Head”

On Thursday, May 4, at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA, the American Film Institute hosted the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) 2018 Showcase.

Lena Waithe to Deliver Keynote at Annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

The annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The opening keynote will be delivered by Emmy®-winning creator, writer and actor Lena Waithe.

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Announces New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its groundbreaking commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The program has announced eight new participants for 2018-2019, who will participate in several months of tuition-free film education, culminating in the…

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