At This Presentation:
Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP)
Tamika Lamison, Executive Director, CDDP
Lisa Rich, Chairperson, CDDP Advisory Committee
Iqbal Ahmed, 2021 CDDP Fellow
Manjari Makijany, 2021 CDDP Fellow
Araeia Robinson, 2021 CDDP Fellow
Tamer Shaaban, 2021 CDDP Fellow
Siyou Tan, 2021 CDDP Fellow
The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) is a joint effort of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the AICP. Its mission is to foster awareness and increase directing opportunities for women and other historically underrepresented groups of people through a targeted program of outreach, mentorship and exposure.
Each year five fellows go through a series of workshops, are paired with a mentoring production company, culminating in the direction of a spec spot. The program recently completed its third cycle, and the Fellows’ spec spots premiered at an industry Showcase. Join us to view the work and meet these up-and-coming talents to the commercial and advertising world. You’ll also hear about the entry process for the 2022 Program Cycle.