Edited by Tina
Shiri Appleby attended the panel “The Variety Power of Women Virtual Summit presented by Lifetime” on September 29, 2021.
If you weren’t lucky to attend the digital round table on that day, we have good news for you! Variety released the video which features the following women talking on directing and producing:
EVP Scripted Content, Lifetime
Author, Actor and Director (Girl In The Basement)
Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Executive Producer (Merry Liddle Christmas 1,2,3)
Actor/Artist, Multimedia Entrepreneur and Executive Producer (Highway to Heaven)
Moderated by Cynthia Littleton, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
“I started acting when I was three years old, and I didn’t see a woman directing until I was in my 30s,” Appleby said. “So it was never really an image that I saw that I thought I could be that, although I’d always had an interest behind the camera. So when I met Liz Allen on the set of ‘Life Unexpected,’ and I saw a female really directing for the first time, that was really the thing that pushed me forward.”
The panel is a must-watch! Please head on over to Variety in order to watch these inspiring women: https://variety.com/video/jill-scott-kelly-rowland-shiri-appleby-directing-producing/
Shiri’s credits as a director are growing and growing. You can see her name popping up on your tv screen as the director in shows like “The Wonder Years”, ”Queens”, “Grown-ish”, “Black-ish“, “New Amsterdam” and many more.