Once the participant’s film is complete, they will be assigned a Career Mentor. This is a working director who will talk with the participant several times over the following year, offering career guidance and counsel. The goal of the mentorship program is to support the participant as they transition from DWW to their career.
DWW EXECUTIVE CIRCLE
The DWW’s Executive Circle consists of 13 female executives throughout the film and television industry. This elite group of executives provides mentorship to female directors participating in both DWW and the AFI Conservatory. They offer guidance about the studio system, how projects are greenlit, advice on taking notes, and the role of the studio executive.
The Executive Circle is formed by the following female executives: