DGA & WGA Women in Alliance: How Do We Foster Rich Relationships On Set?

March 19, 2024 A DGA Women's Steering Committee Meeting Panel Discussion

On March 19, the Women’s Steering Committee (WSC) meeting featured the discussion, DGA & WGA Women in Alliance: How Do We Foster Rich Relationships On Set?

During a lively discussion moderated by Director Amy Aniobi (Rap Sh!t, Insecure, Survival of the Thickest), Directors Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul (Found, All American, Walker) and Dawn Wilkinson (Bel-Air, All American, Truth Be Told) and Writers Yvette Lee Bowser (Unprisoned, Dear White People, Run the World), Nkechi Okoro Carroll (All American, All American: Homecoming, Found) and Chitra Sampath (Truth Be Told, The Bell Jar, Secrets & Lies) focused on best practices for Directors and Writers working together on a project.

The panelists also discussed the importance of creative collaboration and how important communication is in fostering productive on-set relationships; highlighted specific challenges they have experienced on set while working together and revealed how they found compromises to support the creative visions of one another.


The Women's Steering Committee (WSC) was created to advance the professional interests of its members, and to heighten their visibility and career opportunities in the entertainment industry. The WSC currently promotes diversity through sponsoring net-working events, screenings and seminars, and fosters relationships between the members to provide support, mentoring and networking opportunities.

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