February 2, 2018
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2018 AICP AWARDS
Enter Your Work For The 2018 AICP Show and Next Awards By Friday March 9th
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Selected Participants
Production Equipment Theft: Our Friends Are On The Case
The Deadline To Enter The 2018 AICE Awards is Next Friday, February 9th
EMPLOYMENT ISSUES
More Information about DOT/CHP
Hiring SAG-AFTRA Performers For Digital Ads Just Got Easier
POST NOTES
"Trophy Case" Video Makes the Case for Hiring Independent Talent
SPONSORED CONTENT
Where To Shoot Overseas? What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Business!
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
AICP Commercial Production Training Seminars Coming to Atlanta, New York, Dallas and Chicago
AICP Hits the Ground Running in 2018, Holding Five Roundtable Discussions in January
MEMBER SERVICES
Its Time To Send Your Membership Renewal Dues For 2018
AICP Membership Continues to Grow
HAPPENINGS
February 6th, 2018 - Post Production Roundtable in Chicago

February 7th, 2018 - Labor Roundtable in New York

February 9th, 2018 - Deadline to Enter The 2018 AICE Awards

February 10th & 11th, 2018 - AICP Commercial Production Training Seminar in Atlanta

February 13th, 2018 - Post Production Roundtable in Los Angeles

March 6th, 2018 - AICP/East Board Meeting

March 9th, 2018 - Deadline to Enter The 2018 AICP Awards

March 10th & 11th, 2018 - AICP Commercial Production Training Seminar in New York

March 14th, 2018 - Business Affairs Roundtable in Los Angeles

March 20th, 2018 - Labor Roundtable in Los Angeles

March 21st, 2018 - AICP/West Board Meeting

March 27th, 2018 - Business Affairs Roundtable in New York

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Selected Participants

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) was proud to have its inaugural orientation at FILM LA in Hollywood on Jan. 31st, celebrating the six directing candidates chosen out of 400 applications, to be in the three month program.  Matt Miller, President/CEO of AICP, opened the evening and spoke about the need for inclusivity and how excited the AICP is to continue to support this initiative and develop and nurture these quality directors so they are prepared in every way to be successful in the commercial world. Lisa Rich, from the CDDP Committee, gave a moving speech detailing her journey to become the first female 1st AD without going through the training program or coming up from 2nd AD ranks. And Tamika Lamison, the CDDP Program Director introduced the six Winning Director participants: Maya Alabanese, Erica Eng, Kryzz Gautier, Monty Marsh, Tamika Miller and Gabrielle Paciorek. There was a screening of the Director's reels, a Q and A from the committee and reception.  The DGA and representatives from Mentoring Commercial companies and other supporters were also in attendance at the event.

The selected participants will participate in its inaugural three-month program consisting of workshops, mentorships, networking, a grant to create a spec commercial and an industry showcase.


From Left to Right: Maya Alabanese, Kryzz Gautier, Monty Marsh, Tamika Miller, Gabrielle Paciorek, and Erica Eng

The CDDP Committee are: Lisa Rich, Marjie Abrahams, Ned Brown, Maddie Carlton, Lesley Chilcott, Bridget Savage-Cole, Jen Dennis, Byron Fitts, Raama Mosley, Kate Oppenheim, and Shelly Townsend.

The CDDP’s mission is to foster awareness and increase directing opportunities for women and other historically underrepresented groups of people. This is accomplished through a targeted program of outreach, mentorship, and exposure. It was created during contract talks between the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and the AICP.

The program is three months in duration. During that time, the six participants will attend workshops aimed at imparting knowledge of the advertising production process and be partnered with a production company to receive mentoring from directors and executive producers on the commercial production process. Each director will receive a grant to produce a spec spot using the skills learned in the program, which will be featured at a showcase event for the industry.

 

The press has taken note of CDDP's program participants with mentions in SHOOT and LBB Online, with more sure to come.  We look forward to seeing how these six talented directors blossom within the program and hope to see much more of them in the years to com.

For more information, please visit http://www.cddprogram.org.

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