Training RulesTraining Rules - A Woman Vision Film

A Woman Vision Film by Dee Mosbacher Produced & Directed by Dee Mosbacher and Fawn YackerProduced & Directed by Dee Mosbacher and Fawn Yacker


  • Frameline33 Award
  • Pink Peach Award
  • Birmingham Shout Award
  • Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival Award
  • Accolade Award


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About the Filmmakers

Dee Mosbacher, M.D., Ph.D.

Dee Mosbacher

Dee Mosbacher is a psychiatrist and an Academy Award™ nominated documentary filmmaker. She was a producer/director of Straight from the Heart, 1994 (Academy Award™ nomination); Out for a Change: Addressing Homophobia in Women's Sports, 1995 (Apple Award, National Educational Media Network); and All God's Children, 1996 (Best Documentary, National Black Arts Film Festival).

Dr. Mosbacher executive produced De Colores, winner of the 2001 Audience award at the Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Her 2002 documentary Radical Harmonies won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the award for outstanding soundtrack at Outfest.

Dr. Mosbacher’s other co-production credits include: No Secret Any More: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, 2003 (Audience Award, Best Documentary, Reel Affirmations, Washington, DC); Closets Are Health Hazards: Gay and Lesbian Physicians Come Out; and Lesbian Physicians on Practice, Patients, and Power.

Dr. Mosbacher is the founder and President of Woman Vision, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote social justice through the production of educational films and video.

Dr. Mosbacher has recently been awarded the Barbara Gittings Award from the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance. This award honors Dr. Mosbacher's commitment to social justice, tolerance, acceptance and transformation through her body of documentary films, her work at Woman Vision, and her mission to educate and impact change. You can find out more about the award on the News & Reviews page.

Fawn Yacker

Fawn Yacker

Fawn Yacker is a Producer/Director and a Director of Photography for film and video. Her cinematography credits include Deadly Deception (Academy Award, best short documentary, 1991); contributing cinematographer for In the Shadow of the Stars (Academy Award, best feature length documentary, 1991); Chuck Solomon: Coming of Age named "among the best documentaries dealing with AIDS;" and Celebrity in the City a one-hour PBS documentary about mayor Jerry Brown and his Oakland California renaissance.

Fawn's directorial debut in the dramatic narrative form was as one of the twelve participants in the ninth cycle of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. She completed Bedtime Story, a short film about making choices based on love rather than fear. Yacker's directing credits also include Can You See Me Flying, a documentary about dancer/choreographer Terry Sendgraff; A Leap Across the Bar Lines directed for the Women's Philharmonic (winner of the Bronze Apple, 1993); and Ugly Ducklings, a one-hour documentary about youth suicide and homophobia now in distribution to schools nationwide.

Other films include That's a Family, which Fawn co-directed and co-produced with Academy Award recipient Debra Chasnoff (Deadly Deception), winner of the Master Cine Golden Eagle in 2000.

Fawn was the principal cinematographer for Training Rules which she co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed together with Dee Mosbacher.

A Woman Vision Production

Woman Vision

Woman Vision was founded in 1993 to promote equal treatment of all people through the production and use of educational media, including video. Through diversity trainings, lectures, and other educational outreach programs, Woman Vision promotes the values of understanding and diversity, and provides positive role models and supportive images of societally marginalized people. For 22 years, Woman Vision has been producing films on the topics of gender equality and discrimination based on sexual orientation. Find out more.

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