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WIFV-DC event series: 4-part Directing Intensive #ScriptDC

  • 01 Feb 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • online event


This series of four webinars, led by Joan Darling, will teach the practical things that a director does to bring the performance they want from the actors out of the script, onto the set, and into the camera. Ten attendees will actively participate in all four sessions and will direct a scene that they are working on or present a scene provided by Ms. Darling. These slots have been filled.

Others are welcome to observe and learn. Ms. Darling will involve everyone! We suggest that you take all four workshops.

Presenter: Joan Darling was the first woman nominated for an Emmy® for television direction. She was nominated four times winning both the Emmy® and the DGA Award. She is considered the first woman director of the modern age. She is widely recognized for her talents as a director and actress. In the early 1970s, Joan had a recurring character role in the television series OWEN MARSHALL, COUNSELOR AT LAW. In her early directorial career, Joan directed the pilot and many other episodes in the first season of the hit TV series MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN. She also directed episodes of M*A*S*H*, RICH MAN, POOR MAN, and MAGNUM P.I., among others. She directed the Chuckles Bites the Dust episode of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, which was named "the number one TV episode of all time" by TV Guide. The New York Times named it "the funniest episode ever on TV". Her first film, FIRST LOVE, was released in 1977, and was named one of the year's ten best by CBS. Joan created the Directing the Actor workshop for the Sundance institute and has taught directing at the Sundance Lab for 20+ years.

Fee for all four webinars:

  • $50 for WIFV Members (must be logged in) and Students
  • $100 for general public

Individual Webinars (Sign up on the dates you plan to attend):

  • $15 for WIFV Members (must be logged in) and Students
  • $30 for general public

This program is sponsored by 202CreatesInterface Media GroupMaryland Film OfficeOCTFME, and Virginia Film Office

To register, please visit the WIFV-DC website

WIFVNE members receive $10 off general public registration. See your Members Only email for the code.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to 48 hours in advance of the program. No refund will be issued for a cancellation with less than 48 hours notice. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled, refunds will be issued as needed.

WIFV is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all program attendees. Please notify membership@wifv.org if you will require any accessibility services in order to participate (such as ASL interpreting, Real-Time Captioning, Large Print materials, etc.). We ask that you please request services no less than 10 days before the scheduled event. 



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