A Conversation with Director DeMane Davis

A Conversation with Director DeMane Davis

June 17, 2021 A DGA Latino Committee Virtual Event

On June 17, the Latino Committee’s meeting featured a conversation with Director DeMane Davis.

Moderated by Director/Latino Committee Co-Chair Regina Ainsworth (Recombined), Davis discussed topics including her career as a filmmaker, sharing resources and knowledge with up-and-coming directors, and social activism through entertainment. Following the moderated portion of the event, she took questions from the online audience.

Davis recently wrapped her duties as Co-Executive Producer on Clarice, the television sequel to Jonathan Demme’s DGA and Academy Award-winning film, The Silence of the Lambs. Some of her other directorial credits include the indie feature, Lift; episodes of Queen Sugar — where she also worked as Producing Director; the three-time NAACP Image Award-winning series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker; the limited series, The Red Line; and episodes of For the People, How to Get Away with Murder and Station 19. She has also directed over seventy commercials.

When not working as a Director, Davis is involved with ABCD Boston, The Innocence Project, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism — organizations dedicated to eradicating poverty, protecting the innocent and the truth. She has been a DGA member since 2017.


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.

See video from this event in the gallery below.

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