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cddp fellows 2020

13 Oct 2020

CDDP announces 2021 fellows

This third cycle of the Program was pushed to start in early 2021 because of the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The five Directing Fellows will participate in a six-month Program that will provide them with experience and exposure to the inner workings of commercial and other marketing content production. 

CDDP Fellows announce

12 Oct 2020

Commercial Directors Diversity Program Sets Lineup of 5 Fellows, 15 Finalists 

Tamika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows for program’s 2021 cycle. The Fellows are: Iqbal Ahmed, Manjari Makijany, Araeia Robinson, Tamer Shaaban and Siyou Tan.

cddp

01 Aug 2020

Deutsch LA joins forces with an emerging talent program to bring diversity to the set

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program is looking for agencies to hire underrepresented talent for commercial productions.

Deutsch LA is the first agency to jump on board with a program that will cast underrepresented talent to direct a big-brand commercial....

shoot online cddp

12 Oct 2020

CDDP announces 2020/21 director finalists and fellows

amika Lamison, Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), today announced the five Fellows for program’s 2021 cycle. The Fellows are: Iqbal Ahmed, Manjari Makijany, Araeia Robinson, Tamer Shaaban and Siyou Tan.

2020-21 Fellows CDDP

13 Oct 2020

Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Finalists and Five New Fellows for 2020/21 Program

We talk with directors Jane Qian and Vanessa Black, along with Knucklehead's Cathleen Kisich, about pulling off a commercial production at the highest level.

Musicbed announce

10 june 2019

MUSICBED BLOG: Following Two Filmmakers’ First Steps Into the Commercial Industry

In part one of our new series, we explore two filmmakers' journeys into commercial directing through CDDP's groundbreaking efforts...

CDDP LBB

5 april 2019

LITTLE BLACK BOOK: 
Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Finalists and Five New Fellows

The CDDP’s mission is to foster awareness and increase directing opportunities for women and other under-represented directors in the commercial production industry through a targeted programme of outreach, mentorship, and exposure...

cddp musicbed

7 november 2019

MUSICBED BLOG: 4 Tips for Directing a Commercial Production

We talk with directors Jane Qian and Vanessa Black, along with Knucklehead's Cathleen Kisich, about pulling off a commercial production at the highest level.

shots announce

4 april 2019

CDDP announces finalists and five new fellows for the 2019 program

The program – which will last six months – works to pair unsigned directors with AICP member production companies. In addition to receiving a grant to create a spec commercial, the program includes an industry showcase of the directors’ work, workshops specific to the intricacies of the ad world, mentoring and shadowing with commercial production companies, networking and more...

five new fellows

30 april 2019

SHOOT ONLINE: 
Commercial Directors Diversity Program Selects Five New Fellows For 2019

LOS ANGELES --
The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) has announced five new Fellows for 2019: Sofia Garza-Barba, Vanessa Black, Christopher Cegielski, Dominique DeLeon and Jane Qian... 

cddp 2019 alum

3 april 2019

Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Finalists and Five New Fellows for the 2019 Program

The Commercial Directors Diversity Program announced five new Fellows for its 2019 program. The CDDP 2019 Fellows chosen over 300 participants are: Sofia Garza-Barba, Vanessa Black, Christopher Cegeilski, Dominique Deleon, and Jane Qian. CONGRATULATIONS!

cddp best work

14 july 2018

SHOOT’s Picks For The Best Work Of 2018

Mix includes a nearly hour-long Cannes Grand Prix/Gold Lion winner, an Emmy nominee, a Super Bowl spot, and work from promising new directors...

adforum_lamison

15 july 2018

Adforum Interview: Diversity in Advertising 2018, Tamika Lamison

CDDP's mission is to foster awareness and increase directing opportunities for women and other historically under-represented communities through a targeted program of outreach, mentorship and exposure.

shoot cddp

17 december 2017

THESE SIX FILMS ARE A GLIMPSE INTO WHAT MORE DIVERSITY CAN DO FOR ADVERTISING

The CDDP debuts the final spec ads from the six talents of this year's mentoring program...

cddp malfa

22 june 2018

CDDP Alum Sonia Malfa Joins Good Company's Directorial Roster 

Sonia Malfa--who was selected for the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) during its pilot run in 2017 and then became a finalist/adjunct fellow for the new incarnation of the CDDP this year--has joined the roster of bicoastal Good Company for commercials, branded content and music videos...

albanese cddp

11 june 2018

Brother Signs Director Maya Albanese After Serving As Her CDDP Mentor

Maya Albanese--one of six up-and-coming filmmakers who made the final cut for the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), a joint initiative of the DGA and AICP--has joined production house brother for commercials and branded content in the U.S. ...

cddp_diverse

8 august 2018

Industry Sees Face Of Diversity At CDDP Screening

Next goal is inclusion for these directors who look to gain production company representation for spots, branded content...

adidas_cddp

6 december 2018

This Director Turned $5,000 Into an Outstanding Adidas Spec Ad

African heritage plays big role in Monty Marsh's work. Adidas’ approach to creators has made the brand a darling of the creative set. The brand’s talent roster—including athletes and key influencers like Pharrell Williams and supermodel Karlie Kloss—cuts a compelling cloth because it’s not necessarily just about sports...

cddp directors

15 december 2017

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...

little black book

23 october 2017

Commercial Directors Diversity Program Hires New Director Tamika Lamison

The AICP announced today that Tamika Lamison has joined the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) as Program Director. In her new position, Ms. Lamison will oversee the CDDP as it expands its mission to introduce women and other historically underrepresented groups of people to the commercial industry...