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Friday, May. 29, 2020
C.J. Walker and her place in history have been known to director-producer DeMane Davis dating back to elementary school. But Walker has resided well below the radar for many, thus giving Davis a sense of purpose when the opportunity arose to impart the groundbreaking entrepreneur’s story to the...
Monday, Mar. 23, 2020
Madam C.J. Walker may be one of America's most successful "pull yourself up by your own bootstrap" stories, but many have never heard of her. However, that's changing, thanks to the recent release of a Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer.
"Self Made: Inspired by the Life of...
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018
SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, March 26, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).
The mix of profiles includes two directors who were squarely...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
DeMane Davis loves directing commercials and branded content via production house Sweet Rickey. But she won’t be able to do so for about a six-month stretch, a prospect which she welcomes because a new opportunity beckons, one which she feels will enable her to bring even more to the ad arena...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Amanda Marsalis and DeMane Davis—directors who made their mark in indie features and are active in commercials and branded content via, respectively, production companies Backyard and Sweet Rickey—recently extended their reach into primetime TV, helming season two episodes of Queen Sugar,...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Director DeMane Davis has established herself in short and long-form fare. On the former score, she is on the commercialmaking/branded content roster of production house Sweet Rickey. She has directed campaigns for such clients as Bank of America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tidy Cats and Cigna. ...