Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, AFI honored Jane Fonda with a Life Achievement Award. It was an incredibly inspiring night and I was lucky enough to snag a seat, watching speeches from guests like Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas and then, of course, the dazzling Fonda.
The actress was one of the champions behind the AFI Directing Workshop for women, a three-week film conservatory program that focuses on educating and mentoring the participants. Created in 1974, the program has since encouraged the number of female directors working in the business. Some of the incredible alumni include Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Joanne Woodward.
I had a chance to spend a day at the workshop, getting to know some of the 2014 students, their short films and what the program has taught them. We chat learning the technical side of the craft, working on the script and finding what makes them passionate.
Get the INSIDE INFO and bios on each lovely lady!
HERE is some more information on applying to the program and/or donating!
Video produced and edited by Meredith Alloway
Special Thanks to Sarah Ledesma & Patty West