60. Rebecca Murga Talks AFI, Disney Directing, and Filmmaking!

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Justin and Paul are joined by Rebecca Murga to discuss AFI, Disney Directing, and Filmmaking!

Visit her website at: http://www.rebeccamurga.com/about

Rebecca Murga is a Chicago-born, Latinx filmmaker who produces and directs films, commercials, and documentaries for clients such as ABC, CBS, HBO, Mundo FOX, AT&T, and A&E Networks. She is currently the Director of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW), a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women and gender non-binary artists working professionally as narrative screen directors.
Rebecca served as a Captain in the US Army and deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. She was awarded a Bronze Star for her work as one of the first women attached to Special Operations in Afghanistan. She currently works with the John Mayer Foundation, Heart and Armor, advocating for women in the military.
As one of the WGA writers in the Dan Lin / Rideback TV incubator produced by Rideback Television with financing and other support by MRC, Rebecca is experienced in collaborating with producers, designers, editors and executives from creative development to post-production.
Rebecca was selected for and has completed the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, the Disney / ABC Directing Program, Ryan Murphy Television Directing Program and has been the recipient of several grants including the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) grant, the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant, and The Nancy Malone Directing Award.
Rebecca is a passionate advocate for veterans and women's issues with articles published in The New York Times and The Global Journal. She has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America," and "The View." Most recently, she was featured on NPR as the director of a short film “War Ink” which tells veteran's war stories through their tattoos.

Find her on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5176113/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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