We're super excited to welcome episodic directors Amanda Marsalis and DeMane Davis, who have both helmed some of the biggest shows to come out in the past few years ("Westworld,” “Self Made: Inspired by The Life of Madam CJ Walker,” "Queen Sugar," the list goes on…). Come through, ask all your questions, and listen to these two inspirational directors discuss the ins and outs of directing for episodic TV!
Amanda Marsalis is a director who started out as a photographer, documenting the punk concerts she hosted in her parent’s basement. In her celebrated 20-year career, Amanda has photographed everyone from Cate Blanchett to Al Gore, to name a few. She used her photography skills to direct her first feature film, “Echo Park,” which was distributed by Ava DuVernay’s company Array. Amanda's TV directing work includes episodes of "Queen Sugar," "Ozark," and "Westworld."
DeMane Davis is a producer and director whose most recent work is the Netflix series "Self Made: Inspired by The Life of Madam CJ Walker." DeMane has directed on both "How to Get Away With Murder” and "Station 19” as well as “YOU,” and the third season of "Queen Sugar" which she also produced. DeMane is also a commercial and features director, and an advertising freelance copywriter/creative director and voiceover talent.
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