Ava DuVernay

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LISTEN: Ava DuVernay Chronicles Journey from Compton to 'A Wrinkle in Time' on New Podcast

The filmmaker discussed her experiences in a White male-dominated industry on the debut episode of “Edge of Fame.”

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Ava DuVernay Launches Entertainment Diversity Initiative With City of Los Angeles

“Real change happens when we take tangible action, and that means giving young women and people of color opportunities in the industry early on so they have the chance to shape its future.”

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Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid Rule New Essence Magazine Cover

“A Wrinkle in Time” director DuVernay: “This is me trying to make us in a way we haven’t been rendered in film before…” 

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Ava DuVernay Tells Black Creators That 'This Is Our Time' at NAACP Image Awards

Standout moments from the 49th annual awards ceremony include DuVernay’s Entertainer of the Year award acceptance speech and a group of celebs celebrating Black women’s activism.

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Producers Guild of America Honors Ava DuVernay With 2018 Visionary Award

The “A Wrinkle in Time” filmmaker will accept the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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WATCH: Get Into the Epic New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

DuVernay’s fantastical take on the 1963 novel opens in theaters on March 9.

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Colin Kaepernick's Supporters Sing His Praises for GQ 'Citizen of the Year' Profile

The activist maintained his silence for his new GQ cover story, so Ava DuVernay, Tamika Mallory and other high-profile allies attested to his defiance and resolve.

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Time's New Multimedia Series Profiles 23 'First' Women and Girls of Color

Ava DuVernay, Mo’ne Davis and 21 others feature in the magazine’s new project, which honors female trailblazers in entertainment, politics, sports and beyond.

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A New 'Dawn' Emerges With Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Octavia Butler Adaptation

DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney and Charles D. King round out the all-Black creative team developing the first book in Butler’s “Lilith’s Brood” trilogy into a television series.

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Oprah Winfrey and Co. Travel the Cosmos in 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

Ava DuVernay lifted the hood on her Disney adaptation of the 1963 fantasy novel with a new trailer and behind-the-scenes photos.

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Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari and Ava DuVernay Bag Multiple Emmy Nominations

From Angela Bassett to Mindy Kaling, see which of your faves was nominated.

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Ava DuVernay Explores Central Park Five Case for Netflix Miniseries

DuVernay: “In their journey, we witness five innocent young men of color who were met with injustice at every turn—from coerced confessions to unjust incarceration to public calls for their execution by the man who would go on to be the president of the United States.”

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#BlackTwitter Dreams Come True: Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Ava DuVernay-Directed, Issa Rae-Penned Buddy Flick

The film went from meme to Netflix greenlight in just over a month. 

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ICYMI: This Passage From Ava DuVernay's Peabody Speech Sums Up Why We Must End Mass Incarceration

DuVernay won a Peabody Award for her documentary, “13th,” which examines the relationship between contemporary mass incaraceration and slavery.

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Ava DuVernay and Other Showrunners of Color Sound Off on Creative Pressure, Pigeonholing

“For me to say no [to projects], in my mind, there may not be another chance.”

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Ava DuVernay's Array Kicks Off Women's History Month with 12-Hour Twitter Takeover

The “13th” director’s film network’s third “Rebel-A-Thon” features the likes of Julie Dash, Mira Nair and more in social media conversation about representation in film. 

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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'I Am Not Your Negro,' '13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Shortlisted for Oscar Doc Nominations

Will one of these projects win an Oscar in January?

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Blackout For Human Rights Hosts Black Friday Boycott, Events

#BlackOutBlackFriday will be supported by movie screenings and panel discussions in three cities.