Over its history, the DWW has curated an incredible cadre of distinguished artists to speak at our annual showcase and engage with our participants. Our faculty and professional mentors are working artists with years of experience between them. Because of this, the precise makeup of our faculty and mentorship team changes each year. Here is a partial list of the people who’ve guided our DWW participants in recent years.
Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Kimberly Peirce, Paul Feig, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Jill Soloway, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Jamie Babbit and Maggie Kiley.
PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & FACULTY
Tessa Blake, Bruce Block, Joan Darling, Jay Floyd, Joel Goodman, Deborah Landis, Heidi Levitt, Stephen Lighthill, Adam Moore, Issa Rae, Angela Robinson, Jamie Babbit, Neema Barnett, Barry Sabath, Lisanne Sartor, Maya Sigel, Rob Spera, Sandra Valde-Hansen, James West, Michael Urban, Diane Becker, Deniese Davis and Marcie Begleiter.