THE PRESS ROOM

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Brother Signs Director Maya Albanese After Serving As Her CDDP Mentor Shop

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.

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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...

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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... 

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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...

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Commercial Directors Diversity Program Announces Selected Participants

Six participants will take part in the three-month CDDP program that consists of workshops, mentorships, networking and a grant...

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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...