This week, the Directors Guild of America announced the participants for a newly launched TV director mentorship and professional development program for members. The new program aims to push for industry inclusion and expand the Guild’s talent development lineup.
The program will pair early-career directors with veteran TV directors who will mentor the participants and serve as their professional guides to the working world of episodic television throughout the 2017-18 season. Participants are matched with mentors based on their work experience, interpersonal chemistry, and mutual craft interests to create the best possible experience.
“With television directing jobs on the rise and more industry employers heeding the call for director diversity – our members have told us that they are seeking career development resources to help set them up for success,” said DGA president Paris Barclay. “And the DGA has the best resources in the world.”
NALIP is excited to see organizations collaborating with industry professionals to move content creators forward. We believe mentorship programs are essential in giving creators the opportunity to expand their network and learn their craft from truly inspiring people in the industry. Check out the list of mentors and protégés here.