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Starz Partners With AWD To Create Inclusive Directing Opportunities


Starz Partners With AWD To Develop Inclusive Directing Opportunities

Starz has partnered with the Alliance of Women Directors on the #TakeTheLead director’s program, which is created to create more directing opportunities for females and individuals.

The announcement was made by president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch during the business’s first #TakeTheLead “Openness Talk,” which will be held on a regular monthly basis and bring appropriate conversations about employing female and varied directors to the leading edge. The discussions will consist of members of crucial organizations including the ACLU of Southern California, Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, California Film Commission and The LatinX Home.

AWD is a not-for-profit organization based in Los Angeles that advocates for ladies directors in movie, television and new media. From May 1-15, AWD members thinking about the director’s program can apply on the organization’s site. Prospects will satisfy with Starz initial programming executives and showrunners who will select the course’s participants. The program will be tailored to participants’ locations of development with finalists receiving a novice television directing project.

“We take pride in the opportunities we’ve created for female and varied directors so far, however understand there is more we can do,” Hirsch said. “We devoted our very first ‘Openness Talk’ to shine a light on how important it is to have representation behind the electronic camera, and we’re thrilled to launch Starz #TakeTheLead Directors Program with AWD. Given that mentoring programs don’t always materialize into staff opportunities, we’re thrilled that this program consists of a dedication to not only support, however eventually work with gifted directors who simply need an opportunity to put their abilities into action.”

The second “Openness Talk” is arranged for May 13 and will occur at the first-ever Starz Summit, which will showcase the network’s commitment to creative variety.

Released at Sat, 10 Apr 2021 00:18:18 +0000