CDDP

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program
Cycle 5

Please refer to the FAQ section on the website if you have questions or reach out to us directly. You can view some of the work created from previous fellows here on the website as well.

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your submissions.

2022 CDDP FELLOWS

We had an incredibly large pool of talented Directors which has made narrowing this list for the judges an excruciating process. We had almost 700 Directors sign up and and start the application process. This was more than any other year.

Alexander Gilbert

Alexander Gilbert

Andrew Rhee

Andrew Rhee

MG Evangelista

MG Evangelista

Rhym Guisse

Rhym Guisse

LJ Johnson

LJ Johnson

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


The CDDP - Commercial Directors Diversity Program is a 6-month program consisting of workshops, mentorships, networking, shadowing, a 15k grant to make a spec commercial, and an industry showcase to share the work.
The program is facilitated in 3 phases:

Phase 1 - Workshops, Mentoring, Networking

Phase 2 - Shadowing, Mentoring, Creating Spec Commercials

Phase 3 - Mentoring, Networking, Industry Showcase Premiere 

2020-2021 CDDP FELLOWS

This third cycle of the Program was pushed to start in early 2021 because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The five directing fellows participated in a six-month program that provided them with experience and exposure to the inner workings of commercial and other marketing content production.

Iqbal Ahmed

Iqbal Ahmed

Manjari Makijany

Manjari Makijany

Araeia Robinson

Araeia Robinson

Tamer Shaaban

Tamer Shaaban

Siyou Tan

Siyou Tan

Watch the FULL 2021 Showcase Program!

2021 CDDP
Commercial
Directors
Diversity
Program
Showcase

2019 CDDP FELLOWS

Sofia Garza-Barba

Sofia Garza-Barba

Vanessa Black

Vanessa Black

Christopher Cegeilski

Christopher Cegeilski

Dominique DeLeon

 Dominique DeLeon

Jane Qian

Jane Qian

2018 CDDP FELLOWS

Maya Albanese

Maya Albanese

Erica Eng

Erica Eng

Kryzz Gautier

Kryzz Gautier

Monty Marsh

Monty Marsh

Tamika Miller

Tamika Miller

Gabrielle Paciorek

Gabrielle Paciorek

OUR MISSION

The CDDP's 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.

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OUR GOALS

The CCD Program continues to build on our commitment to shining light on under-represented directors and helping them move closer to working consistently as mainstream commercial/content directors, signing with AICP companies and becoming DGA members.

*So, what are you really waiting for?

CDDP Cycle 5 has just started. Accepting submissions. Dreams into ACTION.

Featured: Apple Watch Nike+ - Directed by Gabrielle Paciorek, 2018 CDDP Fellow

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