Blog: “In the Spotlight”

Meet Director Mandy Fabian

“Knowing that people are increasingly interested in the female perspective in cinema makes me feel like I’m not a niche, but mainstream, which is what I’ve always thought anyhow.” – Mandy Fabian Mandy Fabian has loved movies since she was…

Director Joanna Kerns Explains...

  On the heels of a highly successful acting career, Joanna Kerns began her directing journey with an episode of the hit TV sit-com, Growing Pains and honed her craft in the live, multi-camera field. But she soon segued into single-camera and has…

The Amazing Manashil: Meet Dir...

“I persevere because of the satisfaction and pride I feel each time I finish a new project.” – Liz Manashil   Liz Manashil was inspired to become a filmmaker as a teen when she saw STOLEN KISSES by Francois Truffaut…

The Power of McGowan: meet Dir...

“Everyone can champion, elevate and mentor a woman.” – Jen McGowan   Jen McGowan was first inspired to get into filmmaking by an arts teacher who encouraged her to apply to Tisch at NYU to study acting. Upon graduating, Jen…

Meet Director Camille Brown

 by Annette Palmer “It was so difficult to get my feature made. At times I didn’t know if I was ever going to finish. But I did! And I’m so happy and proud of myself…” – Camille Brown Camille Brown…

Burbank and Catalina FF's and ...

We are thrilled to be sharing the short version of “Seeing is Believing Women Direct” again here on the the Left Coast! It’s Los Angeles Premiere will be at the Burbank Film Festival on September 10th, 2017! We also have…

Honored with Matrix Award!

We our so excited to share that SIBWD’s director, Cady McClain, is being honored with a Matrix Award by the National Association for Women in Communications! Cady will be speaking at their conference in Dallas, Texas in September. We hope…

PBS and South Coast Rep

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to speak with Maria Hall-Brown of LaArt! Her show on PBS SoCal (Southern California) features artists across the board: filmmakers, painters, architects… you name it! Our Director Cady McClain met up at…

Meet Director Tina Cesa Ward

  “I only wanted to direct film. But the day I decided to try something different, a new medium, is when everything changed for me.” – Tina Cesa Ward   Tina Cesa Ward credits Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING…

Meet Maria Burton

“It is vital that all voices are represented in our media content, as film and television tell the stories that reflect and shape our culture.” – Maria Burton   Maria Burton grew up in an artistic family with a writer mother…

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