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 to Be Honored With Her Own Barbie Doll

The "Selma" director joins Barbie's "Sheroes" Collection.

Exclusive: Extended Scene of David Oyelowo as MLK Jr.

Selma available for digital download this week.

Movies: First Look at Selma on DVD

Ava DuVernay's film is on DVD Tuesday, April 21. (4/20/2015)

Black Girls Rock: Ava DuVernay Paints Her Own Story

We learn about the woman behind the lens. (4/5/2015)

Black Girls Rock: Ava DuVernay Keeps the Focus

Highlights: Ava has shaped her career around making a difference. (4/5/2015)

Black Girls Rock: This Is Why I Rock: Ava DuVernay

Exclusives: Ava DuVernay talks how her dreams and journey rocks! (3/25/2015)
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