CBS Directors Initiative Unveils Class Of 2019-20

CBS has announced the four participants chosen for its 2019-2020 Directors Initiative.

The initiative, which is now in its 16th year, aims to provide a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, execs, managers and agents, as well as shadowing network and TV studio shows at CBS throughout the year.

This year’s participants are Shaz Bennett, who was formerly a film programmer at Sundance, the L.A. Film Festival and AFI Fest, Jill D’Agnenica, who recently directed her first episode of TV for Freeform’s “Switched at Birth,” Leena Pendharkar, whose sophomore feature “20 Weeks” premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Ian Truitner, whose first feature film “Cutting Room” was one of the early movies to appear Netflix’s streaming platform.

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