written and directed by DIME DAVIS

VARIETY | Private Screening of 'SUGAR' set for April 12th

The 10 directors showcasing their short works this year will be Amy Barrett, Christine Boylan, Dime Davis, Claire Fowler, Mia Lidofsky, Erica Liu, Bella Monticelli, Rebecca Murga, Philiane Phang and Chelsea Woods.

Ten directors will be featured at the Showcase on April 12 at 7 p.m. at the DGA in Los Angeles.

Guest of honor and keynote speaker will be Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, co-creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s “Unreal” and AFI DWW 2012 alumna (in photo above). The event is presented by Lifetime, which, through its Broad Focus initiative, guarantees employment to all DWW Directors as of this year.

CENTRIC TV | Wendy Raquel Robinson Gets Serious With "SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH"

'The Game' actress has teamed up with two up-and-coming female filmmakers for a new mini-series exploring the relationship of a mother and daughter affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

Wendy Raquel Robinson's critically acclaimed run on BET's The Game might be coming to an end, but the actress---best known for her comedic roles---is moving on to the next, and this time she's tackling a project that's no laughing matter.

Written, produced and directed by Black female indie-filmmakers Dime Davis and Elle Johnson, casting Robinson in the dramatic role was a no-brainer. 

"As a filmmaker, I love watching actors play against type.  We’ve all grown up watching Wendy give incredible comedic performances in television and film — The Steve Harvey Show,  Miss Congeniality, The Game.  But, I’ve also been incredibly lucky to witness some of her lesser known dramatic work - specifically on stage and even her guest star roles on shows like Grey’s Anatomy," shared Davis. 

INDIEWIRE | Project of the Day: 'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

About the Film: I was inspired by the women I knew growing up. The strong, tenacious, Texas-bred women like my mother or aunts or grandmother. I remember sitting around an old record player listening to classic soul, blues, and funk. As a child, it was my absolute favorite and these women were my heroes. One in nine elderly Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Of those, almost two-thirds are women. Our Mothers. Our Aunts. Our Sisters. Our Friends. Recently, I asked myself -- what would it feel like to watch those women fade away? "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" is the answer to that question.