Shawn PIP Pipkin-West

1st AD UPM

DGA Leadership Roles: Women's Steering Committee Co-Chair (2021-PRESENT)-National Board Member - Associate (2021-PRESENT),2nd Alternate (2019-2021)- AD/UPM West Council Member (2013-2015, 2021-2023), 2nd VICE CHAIR - 2022-2023, Alternate (2016,2018-2020), National Convention Delegate (2013,2015,2019, 2021,2023) -Negotiations Cmte (2016/17, 2019/2020), (2022/2023)-Proposals Cmte (2016,2019,2022)-First AD Cmte (2018-Present)-Education Cmte (2018-2023)-African-American Steering Cmte AD/UPM Category Representative (2020-2022)-DGA PAC Leadership Council Member (2013-PRESENT), DGA PAC Committee Member (2021-PRESENT), DGA Safety Committee (2022-2023) Directors Guild-Producers Training Program Board of Trustees (2011-PRESENT), Chair (2016), Vice-Chair (2020,2022,2024)-DGA Diversity Task Force Member (2020-2024)-“EL GUAPOS” Coordinating Committee for the AD/UPM Republic of Zoom (2020,2021)

Location Work:  United Kingdom (London), Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Washington, Illinois, New York and Hawaii

Working knowledge of Spanish; Certified PADI Scuba Diver; Current US Passport


DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - MO - short film; 1st AD/UPM - MUFASA:THE LION KING (Disney), WEST WING SPECIAL BENEFIT: WHEN WE ALL VOTE (WarnerMedia/HBO Max), BIG SHOT (ABC/Disney+), RAISING DION (Netflix), GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC/Shondaland-Season 15, Seattle Unit-Season 16), SHOTS FIRED (Fox-TV), FOR THE PEOPLE (ABC/Shondaland), THE CATCH (ABC/Shondaland), GREENLEAF (OWN), EXTANT (CBS-Season 2) Key 2nd AD: Feature: Beyond The Lights; Episodic TV; EXTANT (CBS-Season 1), BALLERS (HBO), The SOUL MAN (TV Land/Multi-Cam), Mistresses (ABC Pilot & Series); Community (NBC); Hawthorne (TNT). HBO TV Movie: Temple Grandin. 2nd 2nd AD: Features: Get Smart; Reign Over Me; Bandslam!; Reno 911!: Miami; Family Stone; School for Scoundrels. Episodic TV: Hot in Cleveland (Multi-cam), Community (NBC), Raising the BAR (TNT); Medium (NBC); American Dreams (NBC); Add'l 2nd AD: Dreamgirls (Feature); The Longest Yard (Feature); Friday Night Lights (NBC). 2021 DGA Award Winner for HBO MAX's WEST WING SPECIAL BENEFIT: WHEN WE ALL VOTE, 2010 DGA Award Winner for HBO's TEMPLE GRANDIN; DGPTP Graduate.

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DGA Quarterly
DGA Quarterly Magazine Fall 2019 At Work With Shawn Pipkin-West
Changing Drivers in Midstream
1st AD Shawn Pipkin-West brainstorms simple solutions for seemingly complex problems.