NBC has recently opened applications for their program aimed to train female directors: “The network is kicking off its new initiative, which is focused on providing emerging female directors with training and the opportunity to direct an in-season episode. In a bid for gender parity, NBC is officially launching “Female Forward,” a program aimed at […]

Daughters of the Dust director Julie Dash is set to direct an upcoming film about the life of Civil Rights pioneer Rosa Parks: “Amazing news! Pioneer filmmaker Julie Dash has officially signed on to direct an upcoming biopic on Rosa Parks!  The film will revolve around the decade before her legendary moment on a Montgomery bus, when […]

‘Empire’s’ Gabourey Sidibe prepares to make her debut in directing with the short film ‘The Tale of Four’ set to premiere October 21st:  “Gabourey Sidibe (Empire) will present her directorial debut, the short film, The Tale of Four at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival + Lecture Series on October 21st. Inspired by Nina Simone’s “Four […]

Universal Studios has recently chosen eight filmmakers for its first cohort of directors for the company’s new program: “Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s recently launched unit, Global Talent Development & Inclusion, has set the first eight directors who will take part in the studio’s new program, “Directors Intensive: Pitch to Premiere.” The studio, which exclusively sponsors the Sundance […]