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Ava DuVernay        

Academy Award-Nominated Director & Producer Known for "Selma," "13th" & "When They See Us"

Academy Award nominee and Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Award winner Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and film distributor.

Her feature directorial work includes the Oscar-winning civil rights drama Selma, the Oscar-nominated social justice documentary 13th and the Disney children’s adventure A Wrinkle in Time, which made her the highest-grossing Black woman director in American box office history. In 2019, she created, wrote, produced and directed the Emmy Award-winning limited series "When They See Us."

She is currently in production on "Naomi" for The CW, docuseries "One Perfect Shot" and DC Comics event series "DMZ" for HBO Max, "Cherish the Day" for OWN, "Home Sweet Home" for NBC and the animated series "Wings of Fire" for Netflix, and in post-production on "Colin In Black and White" for Netflix and "Queen Sugar" for OWN.

Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Prize for her independent film Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay amplifies the work of Black artists, people of color and women of all kinds through her Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective ARRAY, named one of Forbes Most Innovative Companies.

She currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Advisory Board of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Board of the American Film Institute.


Ava DuVernay’s Love of Background Actors Paid Off in ‘Origin’
There’s an aspect of filmmaking that Ava DuVernay thinks we don’t talk enough about and some of her fellow directors overlook to their own detriment.
Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’ Wows Venice With Nine-Minute Standing Ovation
DuVernay's powerful biographical drama is the first movie by a Black U.S. female director to be included in the official competition at the world's oldest film festival.
Ava DuVernay's Array Exits Spotify First-Look Deal – The Hollywood ...
Feb 17, 2022 ... Ava DuVernay's Array has parted ways with Spotify and will no longer be making podcasts for the audio giant.
Ava DuVernay to Write, Direct and Produce 'Caste' Film Adaptation at Netflix
Ava DuVernay will write, direct and produce the feature film adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson's New York Times best seller for Netflix.
Colin Kaepernick Scripted Series From Ava DuVernay, ‘When They See Us’ Writer Set at Netflix
Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming for a scripted series about the NFL quarterback’s high school years at Netflix, Variety has learned.
Ava DuVernay & Eli Roth Added To PGA’s Produced By Conference
Ava DuVernay and Eli Roth are the latest additions to PGA’s Produced By Conference, set for May 30-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. The Selma producer-director will sit for A Conversation With Tyler Perry, and the horror veteran is set to moderate a panel on Blumhouse Productions.

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