DeMane Davis is a TV Director and a Producer.Ava DuVernay
graciously asked DeMane to direct two episodes of the second season
of her groundbreaking TV series Queen Sugar
which airs on The Oprah Winfrey Network OWN
. Ava has changed the entire landscape (and the numbers) by only hiring female directors and specifically hiring first-time female directors
on Queen Sugar. She asked DeMane to be producing director
of season three. In addition to producing the entire season, DeMane directed three episodes, including the season premiere
. Queen Sugar was recently renewed for a fifth season.
Since then, DeMane has directed on For The People
; The Red Line
for CBS, How To Get Away With Murder
, Station 19
for Netflix. She was also Producing Director on Self Made: Inspired by Madam CJ Walker
which premieres on Netflix on March 20th. She produced the four episode series and directed the last two episodes, including the finale. Most recently she went back to Shondaland
to direct an episode of their final season of How To Get Away With Murder. Her episode airs in April of 2020!
DeMane is also a Commercial Director
with Sweet Rickey
! Peep this behind the scenes
She's a Filmmaker
(two features she wrote and directed premiered In Competition at The Sundance Film Festival. LIFT, Kerry Washington’s first solo feature, is streaming on Amazon
) and a Sundance Fellow (Class of '97) having attended both the Filmmaker’s and Writer’s Labs.
Currently she's directing a new Netflix series and grateful as hell.