Lifetime and the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women will come together next year to begin a program in which each graduate of the AFI program will be given a production job within one of A&E’s networks.
The program was created in an effort to provide more professional roles for women in the production of film and television. By partnering women with professional mentors in their respective fields, AFI and Lifetime hope to expand the role of women in media production and create greater gender equity in the entertainment industry.
“AFI has been a proud force in training female directors for more than four decades,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “Our graduates to date have seen great success and made great strides for women in the community, and we are honored to join with A+E Networks’ Lifetime in furthering the careers of the next generation of great storytellers – in a world that needs them now more than ever.”