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A Conversation with Director Patricia Riggen

March 11, 2020 A DGA Latino Committee Event

On March 11, the DGA’s Latino Committee (LC) hosted a discussion with Director Patricia Riggen during their regular bi-monthly meeting in the Los Angeles Boardroom.

Following an introduction by LC Co-Chairs Regina Ainsworth and Alicia Zaragoza, who also moderated the conversation, Riggen spoke about her career and covered subjects such as inclusivity for women and people of color, her start in feature films and her recent work in episodic television. Following the presentation, the floor was opened to questions from the audience. 


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Riggen’s directorial credits include the feature films Girl in ProgressUnder the Same MoonThe 33 and Miracles from Heaven; the movies for television Run for Your Life and Surveillance; the pilot for the series Proven Innocent; and episodes of the series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. She was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for her 2011 movie for television Lemonade Mouth and won the DGA student film Award for Best Latino Student Filmmaker - East Coast for her 2002 short film La milpa. Riggen has been a member of the DGA since 2010.


The Latino Committee was created as a networking group to advance career and job opportunities for Latino DGA members by improving craft skills, networking, and making Latinos better known to the Hollywood creative community. The current LC Co-Chairs are Directors Regina Ainsworth and Edward Ornelas and Second Assistant Director Alicia Zaragoza.


photo by DGA Staff

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