DeMane Davis

DeMane Davis

Pilot Director on FOUND

DeMane Davis was working on teleplays and freelancing as an advertising copywriter when the prolific director and producer Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) literally “slipped into her DMs.” DuVernay asked her to helm an episode of her groundbreaking series, “Queen Sugar” (OWN). Davis, of course, agreed & arrived at the “Queen Sugar “ production office on crutches (surgery wasn’t going to stop her!) Later that summer, DuVernay asked Davis to be Producing Director on the third season of “Queen Sugar.” She then directed the celebrated premiere where Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) learns he’s not the father of his son, as well as two more episodes while overseeing DuVernay’s all female, first-time-TV-directing sisterhood. She was also one of a handful of directors asked to return by DuVernay to direct two episodes of the final acclaimed season of “Queen Sugar” which aired November 2022.

A proud product #TheAvaEffect, Davis has directed the GLAAD Media Award nominated series, “The Red Line” (Ava DuVernay/Greg Berlanti for CBS); an episode of the second season of “You” (Warner Brothers/Netflix) starring Penn Badgley and “For the People,” “How to Get Away with Murder” & “Station 19” (Shonda Rhimes/ABC.)

Davis has directed over seventy commercials and won a Clio Award for copywriting. When not directing and producing, she splits her time between writing and being involved with several philanthropic endeavors including ABCD Boston (an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty), The Innocence Project and the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.