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This speaker series will invite you to engage in deep conversations on craft

and industry with some of the most talented folks working in the industry right now. 

Saturday, June 10

10A-12P PST
Zoom Session - $75

This session will discuss:

  • The art and craft of directing for feature films and episodic television

  • Intensive process of director's prep and the work on the day

  • Directing actors in a supportive, creative and effective way

  • Directing stunts and action sequences for big budget, television

  • Creative collaboration & working relationships with key department heads

  • Tips, tools and advice for emerging and established directors

  • Audience Q&A 

About the Director: Deborah Kampmeier is an award winning filmmaker, having written, directed, produced and edited multiple short and feature films. Her first feature “Virgin,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss and the John Cassavetes Award. Her second feature, “Hounddog,” starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Deborah’s third feature, “Split,” won Best of Show at the 2016 Female Eye Film Festival. Her fourth feature “Tape,” starring Isabelle Fuhrman, moved its theatrical release online, as it was scheduled to open in theaters March 2020, and is now available on VOD. Kampmeier made her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar” in 2019 and followed immediately with two episodes of the first season of DuVernay's "Cherish the Day."  Since then, Deborah has directed episodes of "Clarice," "Star Trek: Discovery," “Star Trek: Picard,” "FBI: International,” “Tales of the Walking Dead,”  "The Gilded Age” for HBO, "Harlan Coben's Shelter" and "Outer Range," for Amazon. Deborah is developing her next features"Pilgrim's Wilderness," “The Cassandra” and “Dirt Rhapsody,” as well as her series "A Witch in Harlem," and limited series "Radioactive Mothers.

Read more about her work:

On Directing QUEEN SUGAR

Interview about SPLIT

Deborah's Essay on Making TAPE


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