Tina Cesa Ward

Chairman
IAWTV

Tina Cesa Ward started her career as a writer and director on several short films, most notably her multi-award winning short film In Their Absence that was named one of the best short films of the decade by Festival de cortos MíraLes. In 2008, Tina jumped into the web world and for three seasons Tina was the Executive Producer/Writer/Director of hit independent scripted drama, Anyone But Me. Anyone But Me has reached nearly 50 million views and has brought home nearly every industry award, highlighted by Tina (along with Susan Miller) winning the first ever Writers Guild of America Award for Original New Media. Tina has been nominated several times for her directing as well, and in 2013 won the International Academy of Web TV Award for Best Directing in a Drama. Other nomination highlights include Webby and Streamy Award nominations. In 2010 Tina directed the successful first season of the branded web series Bestsellers. A year later, Tina debuted the critically acclaimed Good People in Love, which DIGIDAY calls “…a new milestone for online video series.” Tina also took home a Rome Web Award in 2014 for Best Dialogues for the series. In the fall of 2013, Producing Juliet, Tina’s newest series made its world premiere at Raindance Film Festival’s WebFest where it received a stand out notice from The Huffington Post. Producing Juliet has gathered its own share of award nominations, including 2014 and 2015 Indie Series Award nominations for Tina’s direction and writing. In 2015 Tina won the IAWTV Award for Writing (Drama.) Tina is also a published comic book writer and has a new limited 30 issue comic book series landing in 2017. And in March 2016, Tina was elected Chair of the International Academy of Web TV.