On December 3, three women directors with exciting recent or upcoming projects participated in the panel discussion Women on the Move at the Guild's New York boardroom. The informative discussion gave DGA members the opportunity to hear how these directors keep their projects and directing careers moving forward at all stages.
The panel consisted of Directors Dee Rees (Colonial Gods, Eventual Salvation), who is looking to build on the success of her debut feature film Pariah; Rosemary Rodriguez (The Good Wife, Low Winter Sun, Hell on Wheels), who is currently in post-production on her new film Silver Skies; and Rose Troche (The Safety of Objects, The L Word), who is developing a new project called Xanadu. Director Mary Harron (American Psycho, The Moth Diaries) served as moderator of the discussion.
Following a welcome and introductions from Focus on Women Committee Chair Linda Laundra, the panel explored subjects such as: what was the genesis of their projects, what roadblocks they encountered and how they overcame them, and how they built on their previous successes. After the discussion, the panelists opened the floor to questions from the audience.
The members of the EDC’s Focus on Women Committee are: Directors Linda Laundra (chair), Lara Shapiro, Nicole Kassell, Laura Belsey, Barbara Defina, Peggy Rajski, Rosemary Rodriguez, Rose Troche, Martha Mitchell, and Sarah Pirozek.
The Committee would like to remind members that while their events are designed with a special focus on women directors, all DGA members are welcome to attend.