Ava DuVernay

As the first Black woman to win the Best Director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Ava DuVernay has a lot to be proud of.  Besides her roles as director, producer and writer for her own documentaries and films, the California native has her hands in a number of significant projects, including lending her services to BET's 2010 TV documentary My Mic Sounds Nice and TV One's 2010 Essence Music Festival. The writer/director is also the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and award-winning DVA Media + Marketing, a content company which has supplied some of Hollywood's top conglomerates and entertainment networks. DuVernay’s most critically acclaimed project to date is 2014’s Selma, with which she became the first Black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe. She also, soon after, became the first Black female director to have a film nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.

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Ava DuVernay Will Not Be Directing Marvel's Black Panther

Selma director says she and movie's execs "didn't see eye to eye."

Kevin Hart, Common, Ava DuVernay May Add Diversity to Oscars

Actors invited to join membership, director aims for board.

Tyler Perry on Racism in Hollywood: 'I'm Not the Person to Ask'

Filmmaker talks his career and legacy with Ava DuVernay.

David Oyelowo: 'People Want to See Us as Victims, Not as Heroes'

The actor on his new film, Nightingale, facing rejection and more.

Black Filmmakers Take Over Twitter for Rebel-A-Thon

Ava DuVernay is joined by over forty directors of color for social media discussion.

Report: Marvel Eyeing Ava DuVernay to Direct Black Panther or Captain Marvel

The Selma director could be first Black woman to helm for the company.
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