Diversity and Inclusion, Film and Television/Streaming

Ava DuVernay Named Spirit Awards Honorary Chair

Ava DuVernay continues to have a great year as she has been made Honorary Chair at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards: 

“Powerhouse director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) will be this year’s Honorary Chair at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Past Honorary Chairs include David Oyelowo, Jessica Chastain, Kerry Washington, Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry.”

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(Source: Hollywoodsblackrenaissance.com)

Originally published: 11/22/2017

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