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The WSC  Squad is made up of a diverse community who came together with the particular goal of  starting a program that would both prepare directors for the next step up, as well as forge a  ‘sisterhood’ to create genuine connection, collaboration, and camaraderie within the  DGA. 

The WSC Squad’s aim is to support and prepare the DGA Women’s Steering Committee members as they seek to advance their directing careers by providing valuable tools and information to strengthen their craft. The co-chairs of The WSC Squad will select up to twelve participants from our pool of applicants. Each participant will be paired with one  specially-curated-for-them mentor, plus will have access in the larger group to all of the other  participants and mentors. We will pair mentees with a mentor who can advise them in the  specific areas that they want support or guidance.

This program is open to mid-career directors who work  in features, TV, docs, and/or commercials. Mid-career or mid-level director is defined as someone who (a) is a DGA member; (b) has worked in a professional capacity in the film/television industry for at least five years and (c) has directed something in the last two years that has been publicly released (ie on television/streaming, in a theater and/or in a festival competition).

There will be two required sessions month: that will consist of 1:1 meetings with your mentor, group meetings with all the mentees,  and group meetings with special guest speakers and panelists. The program will last nine months in total. There is no fee to participate or to apply. Due to the pandemic, meetings will  be virtual to start, but our hope is that we can begin to have in-person meetings soon.

This program is open to any WSC member. The Women’s Steering Committee (WSC) was  created to advance the professional interests of its members, and to heighten their visibility  and career opportunities in the entertainment industry. The WSC currently promotes diversity  through sponsoring networking events, screenings and seminars. The committee fosters  relationships between the members to provide support, mentoring, and networking  opportunities.

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