The American Black Film Festival will honor Ava DuVernay for her outstanding contributions to inclusion in Hollywood:
“Emmy Award winning director Ava DuVernay has been tapped as an honoree at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors. DuVernay will receive the Industry Visionary Award at the ceremony, which will be hosted by actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop, BET’s The Comedy Get Down).
The awards show, created by ABFF Ventures founder Jeff Friday, celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.
“I am thrilled to honor Ava DuVernay. She is the embodiment of the importance of inclusion in Hollywood and deserves recognition as a creative force, as well as a forward-thinking leader in our industry. I’m equally excited to have the incomparable Cedric the Entertainer at the helm of what will be an enlightening and entertaining show,” said Friday.”
Originally published: 11/14/2017