How DeMane Davis Pivoted From Advertising to Filmmaking

She had a message, and film was the best way to express it.

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Episode Notes

This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to TV and movie director DeMane Davis about what a working director really does. According to Davis, it requires a huge amount of collaborative problem-solving. Davis then traces her journey from advertising copywriter to filmmaker and explains the importance of making art with a purpose.

After the interview, Rumaan and co-host June Thomas discuss their takeaways from the interview, including the importance of being nice to your collaborators.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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