36 minutes | Mar 21st 2019

Jennifer Warren: Founder & Chair of the Alliance of Women Directors

Jennifer Warren is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Women in Film, she is a founding member and present chair of The Alliance of Woman Directors, an organization which actively supports equality in the workplace. Jennifer shared her journey from being an actress to becoming a director. She attended AFI's Directing Workshop for Women yet still struggling to get directing work. Jennifer later founded and now chairs the Alliance of Women Directors.  We had a nice conversation about the state of the industry, past and present. Jennifer shares her passion for women directors. She talks all things AWD - Alliance of Women Directors. She shares information regarding AWD's amazing programs, workshops and partnerships.  In celebration of both our 22 years of advocacy and Women's History Month, AWD is running a one-day only social media fundraising campaign #AWD22for22.  On Friday, March 22, we will ask our followers to donate at least $22.00 to Alliance of Women Directors to celebrate our 22 year history. Bio:  As an actress, Jennifer Warren is best known for her leading roles in such features as "Night Moves," opposite Gene Hackman (Screen World Award - Best Actress) directed by Arthur Penn; "Slapshot," opposite Paul Newman, directed by George Roy Hill; "Fatal Beauty," opposite Whoopi Goldberg, as well as "Another Man, Another Chance" opposite Jimmy Cahn, directed by Claude LeLouche. She has also starred in over twenty network movies. Jennifer developed and directed the feature film, "The Beans of Egypt Maine," for American Playhouse and Live Entertainment. Her second directorial feature, "Partners in Crime," starring Rutger Hauer and Paulina Porizkova. "Partners" was distributed in America by Artisan Films and appeared on Direct T.V. Jennifer is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the organization Pathways to Peace after having participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The recent chair of the directing track at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, she is still teaching directing on both the graduate and undergraduate level.   Website: www.allianceofwomendirectors.org/ LA - Facebook: www.facebook.com/allianceofwomendirectors ATL - Facebook: www.facebook.com/awd.atlanta/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/awd_directors/ Twitter: twitter.com/AWD_Directors LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/alliance-of-women-directors/    
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