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Ava DuVernay is set to direct a 5-episode miniseries about the Central Park Five to premiere on Netflix:   “Selma director Ava DuVernay has had a lot of success in the past working with real-life stories – especially prison documentary 13th, which was Oscar nominated. She’s back with both the real world and Netflix for a new miniseries about […]

Ava DuVernay is partnering up with the mayor of Los Angeles to launch a Hollywood Diversity Program for women and people of color:  “With an eye toward helping young women and people of color break into the entertainment business, the city of Los Angeles is hoping to lend a hand. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of […]

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 […]

Ava DuVernay discusses what it truly means to be inclusive in Hollywood and how much work still needs to be done pertaining to inclusion:  “Ava DuVernay is done with diversity panels. “I’ve done them, I’ve tried,” the writer, producer, director and distributor said at a discussion with “Queen Sugar” author Natalie Baszile at the Writers Guild Foundation […]

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 […]

Ava DuVernay made her presence known at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys during one of her four win speeches for her documentary “13th”:   “It was the third win at the Creative Arts Emmy for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. With a total of eight noms this year, DuVernay picked up the award for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special. “It […]

  Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick have teamed up to develop a comedy series based on Kaepernick’s high school life. Kaepernick would be the latest athlete—following moves made by such high-profile ballers as LeBron James, Matt Barnes and Steph Curry, among others—to step into the television, film, and digital arenas. Read the full story here. […]

Ava DuVernay shared an email on her Twitter account giving advice to those aspiring to be directors in television or film:  “Powerhouse director Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) is undoubtedly one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.  She has made history in several ways, has a slate filled with […]

Ava DuVernay is teaming up with Disney and Nissan to provide an opportunity to aspiring female filmmakers: “Nissan has announced that they will be working with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, to promote the “Searching for the Next Visionary Filmmaker” contest.  The contest seeks to inspire innovative directors – […]

The trailer for Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ has recently been released to the public. DuVernay made history with this film as she became is the first black woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million:  “The first official, full-length trailer for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time was unveiled Sunday night during […]