The LA-based Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) has revealed which six participants have been selected for the program.

Almost 400 applications were entered for this next cycle, but the list was then whittled down to six, which will participate in the inaugural three-month program consisting of workshops, mentorships, networking and a grant to create a spec commercial and showcase their work to the industry.


The following participants include:

Maya Albanese

Erica Eng

Kryzz Gautier

Monty Marsh

Tamika Miller

Gabrielle Paciorek


The CDDP launched in 2016, with an aim to raise awareness and increase directing opportunities for women and other historically underrepresented groups of people, which emerged from talks between the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and the AICP.

For more information, visit the CDDP website.