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DeMane Davis - Producer & Director of QUEEN SUGAR and CLARICE

Angle on Producers with Carolina Groppa

DeMane Davis is a television director and producer. She wears many hats. In fact, her mother would say “she doesn’t have enough heads for all the hats that she wears.” A special thanks to Women in Film for inviting me to host this lovely event. Our time together filled with me, and certainly the participants, with immense joy, as her positive energy is absolutely infectious. DeMane vibrates on a wavelength of gratitude and possibility. She believes in manifestation. So, it’s no surprise that years ago, Ava DuVernay slid in her DMs and invited her to direct two episodes of the second season of her groundbreaking TV series Queen Sugar which airs on OWN.  The magical and powerful Ava has changed the landscape by only hiring female directors and specifically hiring first-time female directors. She asked DeMane to be the producing director of season three where she also go to director. Ava's done a ton of heavy lifting, but we agree that all of us must do your part to achieve gender parity on set. Last year, Davis produced and directed the last two episodes of the four-part Emmy-nominated Netflix limited series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker.” The period drama starred Octavia Spencer, Blair Underwood & Tiffany Haddish.   She is a co-executive producer and will direct the two-part season finale of the highly anticipated 2021 series, “Clarice.” The show shares the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.”  Oh, and DeMane managed to get her start by directing her first two features while holding down a full time job as a copywriter in advertising. She leaned into all of those contacts to help manifest those projects. One of which became LIFT, starring Kerry Washington in her first leading role. Both of her films premiered In Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and internationally at Edinburgh.  She’s truly unstoppable. I absolutely adored this conversation and hope you also take away golden nuggets like: -How a producing director differs from a showrunner -The importance of doing it with joy -How to fill your own well to keep your soul alive in the hustle Beijos, Carolina

1hr

19 Jan 2021

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Working: How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Filmmaking

Slate Daily Feed

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to TV and movie director DeMane Davis about what a working director really does. According to Davis, it requires a huge amount of collaborative problem-solving. Davis traces her journey from advertising copywriter to filmmaker and explains the importance of making art with a purpose. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas discuss their takeaways from the interview, including the importance of being nice to your collaborators. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com Podcast production by Cameron Drews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

3 May 2020

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How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Filmmaking

Working

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to TV and movie director DeMane Davis about what a working director really does. According to Davis, it requires a huge amount of collaborative problem-solving. Davis traces her journey from advertising copywriter to filmmaker and explains the importance of making art with a purpose. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas discuss their takeaways from the interview, including the importance of being nice to your collaborators. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com Podcast production by Cameron Drews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

3 May 2020

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Working: How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Filmmaking

Slate Culture

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to TV and movie director DeMane Davis about what a working director really does. According to Davis, it requires a huge amount of collaborative problem-solving. Davis traces her journey from advertising copywriter to filmmaker and explains the importance of making art with a purpose. After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas discuss their takeaways from the interview, including the importance of being nice to your collaborators. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com Podcast production by Cameron Drews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

3 May 2020

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BGN #180 I Hollywood Creatives: Leslie Odom Jr. and DeMane Davis

Black Girl Nerds

In this week's episode of the BGNPodcast, we speak with Hollywood creatives in entertainment. Our first segment begins with actor Leslie Odom Jr, best known from his work in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. He is currently promoting his latest film 'Only' available on-demand and released in theaters.  The second segment features filmmaker DeMane Davis who directed the last 2 episodes of the critically acclaimed Netflix series 'Self-Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam CJ Walker'. She chats about how she was inspired to be a part of this project. Host: Jamie  Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Shubzilla and Sammus

37mins

30 Mar 2020

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DBM Episode 29 #SelfMade A Conversation w/ DeMane Davis

Dem Black Mamas Podcast

#DearMama especially my creatives mamas, create your thing, that book, that script, film, podcast, whatever, use social media, don't let social media use you, shoot your shot & then check your DMs because that's how we got the guest for this episode!  In this episode we speak with writer, director DeMane Davis.  DeMane is a proud product of the #AvaEffect & her receipts are long and strong.  She is the producing director of the upcoming four part netflix series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Blair Underwood and Tiffany Haddish.  The series will be released Friday, March 20th.  And yall know the deal don’t just listen subscribe and follow us on all social media platforms @demblackmamaspodcast so you won’t miss an episode. Please keep emailing us, keep engaging with us through social media comments, your reviews, and SoundCloud comments. Keep sharing us, even if it’s only with one other person. If you’re a new listener, welcome to the ride. Invest in us by becoming a DBM patron, buying merch or giving a one time donation. For full show notes check our website demblackmamas.com. Now let’s get free yall and jump into Episode 29 of Dem Black Mamas! SHOW LINE UP Church Announcements/Prayer Requests:  S/o to women who help us catch our dreams -- Precious Bivings: FB Group (MASH Collective MASH = Make Amazing Shit Happen)| IG Sista Midwife Nicole Deggins: IG | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube Tamica ClayBrook Crystal: Black Maternal Health Week 4/11 - 4/17 Follow Black Mamas Matter for more information & details. Twitter | IG | FB | YouTube Our breast guru is puttin in work.  Check out Nekisha's Webinar : How Did I Miss That?: Breast Assessment and Non-White Skin Tones Thea is helping folx get right.  Check out her latest television appearances:  OWN Family or Fiancee: Jazmine & Reggie: The Preacher’s Wife to Be On the 7 with Dr. Sean: Joy, Pleasure, & Love with Thea Monyee Mac & Cheese:  DeMane Davis is a TV Director and a Producing Director. Ava DuVernay graciously asked her to direct two episodes of the second season of her groundbreaking TV series Queen Sugar which airs on OWN which has changed the entire landscape (and the numbers) by only hiring female directors and specifically hiring first-time female directors. Ava asked DeMane to be producing director of season three. In addition to producing the entire season she directed three episodes, including the premiere. Queen Sugar was recently renewed for a fifth season! Since then DeMane has directed on For The People; The Red Line for CBS, How To Get Away With Murder, Station 19 and YOU for Netflix. She was also Producing Director on Self Made: Inspired by Madam CJ Walker a four part series which premieres on Netflix on March 20th. She directed the last two episodes. Most recently she's been back to Shondaland to direct an episode of their final season of How To Get Away With Murder. Her episode airs in April of 2020!  She is also a Commercial Director and is with Sweet Rickey, a collaborative, female-owned production company versed in creating original content. DeMane is a Sundance Fellow Class of 97 and two of the features she wrote premiered in competition at The Sundance Film Festival. LIFT, Kerry Washington’s first solo feature, is available on Amazon. In addition directing, she is also a Freelance Copywriter/Creative Director and voiceover talent. Self Made details the life of America’s first self-made millionaire — how she fought for social change and simultaneously overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare. DeMane Davis: Twitter | IG Nicole Jefferson Asher: Twitter | IG A’Lelia Bundles: Twitter | IG On Her Own Ground: The Life & Times of Madam CJ Walker My Mother Myself Sundance Labs Collection Plate Causes: Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker Black Mama Say: Note to the Democratic Party Follow us on all social media platforms @demblackmamas.  LINKS Ways to Invest in Dem Black Mamas:  Patreon | Merch | One-Time Donation Looking for some Black Mama Love, support and connection?  Join the Facebook group Black Moms Connection. Are you a Women of Color interested in starting a podcast?  For information and inspiration join the Women of Color Podcasters Facebook Group.  Nikki & Nikki Career Lactation Consultants:  FB | IG | Twitter | YouTube Be sure to follow subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts: All Heart Podcast: IG | FB Intercultured Podcast: IG www.demblackmamas.com Shop Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

1hr 23mins

16 Mar 2020

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SP EP02 Interview with Director DeMane Davis

Sistah's Place

Interview with Director DeMane Davis talks about Netflix premier series Self-Made Madam CJ Walker and Sistah's Conversations.

57mins

14 Mar 2020

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DeMane Davis: TV/Film Producer/Director, Queen Sugar (OWN), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), The Red Line (CBS), Station 19 (ABC) PART 2

Dr. Ro On Demand

An intimate, life-giving, and at times gripping conversation with DeMane Davis,Producer/Director of Season 3 of Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar on OWN (OprahWinfrey Network) and current Producer/Director of the upcoming Netflix series,“On Her Own” The Madame CJ Walker Story. Get your whole life with this two-part interview. In part one, she shares a devastating and debilitating health secretthat she overcame. She offers her personal blueprint for setting your intention formanifesting the life you want. Plus why Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” didn’t doit for her and her love of live tweeting. It empowers, is impactful and you’ll want toshare this podcast interview with everyone! Here's Part 2! For access to Dr. Ro’s Fresh Start Bundle click here to get Your Fresh Start!BUY Bundle. bit.ly/2MH1COF

42mins

22 Nov 2019

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DeMane Davis: TV/Film Producer/Director, Queen Sugar (OWN), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), The Red Line (CBS), Station 19 (ABC) PART 1

Dr. Ro On Demand

An intimate, life-giving, and at times gripping conversation with DeMane Davis,Producer/Director of Season 3 of Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar on OWN (OprahWinfrey Network) and current Producer/Director of the upcoming Netflix series,“On Her Own” The Madame CJ Walker Story. Get your whole life with this two-part interview. In part one, she shares a devastating and debilitating health secretthat she overcame. She offers her personal blueprint for setting your intention formanifesting the life you want. Plus why Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” didn’t doit for her and her love of live tweeting. It empowers, is impactful and you’ll want toshare this podcast interview with everyone! Be inspired by Pt. 1 and be sure youtune in for Pt. 2 next Friday!

40mins

15 Nov 2019

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DeMane Davis (On directing Queen Sugar and tips on directing)

The Black Film Space Podcast

We interview DeMane Davis. DeMane is a writer and director who has directed episodes of 'Queen Sugar', 'How To Get Away with Murder', and CBS' 'The Red Line'.  We talk to DeMane about her journey from directing independent films to working on Queen Sugar, prepping for a television shoot, and developing trust with actors.  Follow Black Film Space: blackfilmspace.com Instagram.com/blackfilmspace Facebook.com/blackfilmspace Twitter.com/blackfilmspace

53mins

19 May 2019

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