The first CDDP Showcase was held in Los Angeles on January 11th, 2017 at the DGA Theater. The work of 13 talented directors, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of industry judges, was featured. In addition, a panel moderated by Geoff Edwards of CAA discussed the goals and mission of CDDP and the importance of fostering diverse voices and perspective in advertising. Participating panelists were Allison Amon of Chelsea, Maddi Carlton of Gorgeous, Charlie McBrearty of Shortlist Management, and Jimmy Smith of Amusement Park Entertainment. Future Showcases will be held in which any unsigned minority or women directors are invited to enter their work to be considered for inclusion. If you would like to receive information about upcoming showcases, click here.