Ava DuVernay

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay on debate over movie's historical accuracy - CBS News

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay on debate over ...

Black History

Ava DuVernay Announces 2018 Getty Images ARRAY Grant Recipients

Four amazing visual artists of color have been selected to receive the first ever Getty Images ARRAY Grant, presented by Getty images and ARRAY …

Race & Ethnicity

Sade is working on a new album

CULTURE LISTEN<p><b>It’s 2018, and our queen Sade is back. The soul singer has announced that she is working with her long-term collaborator Stuart</b> …

New Albums

Life According to Ava DuVernay

One of the few African-American women to find success as a director and producer in Hollywood, Ava DuVernay has an unparalleled vision and drive. …

Filmmaking

Ava DuVernay Had Different Career Plans Before Becoming An Award-Winning Director

Just a quick scan of Ava DuVernay's resumé will reveal a list of history-making moments.<p>DuVernay made history by becoming the first Black woman to …

Women of Color

Leslie Harris: 'We can’t get a film financed with a black woman lead'

It’s a familiar story: a young director heads to the Sundance film festival with their debut feature. The crowd is wowed; jury likewise. The movie gets picked up for a major distribution deal and is deemed an instant classic. But while the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Robert …

Film (UK)

Ava DuVernay, Dolly Parton Among Guests Announced for Reese Witherspoon’s New Profile Series

The Reese-vival continues with the announcement of a new show from Hello Sunshine, the women-centric media company founded by Reese Witherspoon. …

Jennifer Aniston

Lookin' At Girlzzz: Kylie Jenner Forbes' Richest "Self-Made" Woman + More

2 hours ago<p>1. A "Forbes" List of the Richest "Self-Made" Women Includes Kylie Jenner?<p>“<i>Forbes"</i> put out a list of 'America's Richest SELF-MADE Women …

Kylie Jenner

Benedict Cumberbatch & Ava DuVernay Named PETA's Most Beautiful Vegans of 2018

PETA has named their <b>Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2018</b> – <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> and <b>Ava DuVernay</b>!<p>“<b>Ava DuVernay</b> and <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> are saving …

Celebrity News

Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga and John Leguizamo Tapped to Lead Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ | THR News

The four-part Netflix limited series based on the true story will premiere in 2019.

Hollywood

The Favourite

Billy Dee Williams im Jahre 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona<p>Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Aktuelles<p>10.07.2018: Wie u.a. der Hollywood Reporter und Film School …

Film

Michael K. Williams Joins the Cast of Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five

<i>Omar coming</i> to a small screen near you as Michael K. Williams joins the cast of <i>Central Park Five</i>, a limited four-episode series that Academy Award …

African-American News

Ava DuVernay Celebrates Being Part of a 'Jeopardy!' Answer

Ava DuVernay just unlocked a new level of greatness. After being nominated for several Academy Awards, and becoming the first African-American woman …

Pop Culture

Ava DuVernay Is The First Black Woman To Direct A Film To Gross $100 Million Domestically

Ava DuVernay has become the first female black director to have a film gross $100 million in a domestic box office, Fast Company reports. Thanks to <i>A</i> …

Women of Color

Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a $100 million movie

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film "A Wrinkle in Time" crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking …

Women of Color

Ava DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

ADVERTISING<p>LOS ANGELES >> Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film “A Wrinkle in Time” …

Women of Color

Ava DuVernay Just Hit an Important Milestone for Black Female Directors

Trailblazing director Ava DuVernay can add another important “first” to her list. With <i>A Wrinkle In Time,</i> she’s become the first black female director …

African-American News

Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to direct a $100 million-grossing film

With <i>A Wrinkle In Time</i>, Ava DuVernay has become the first black female director whose movie grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office.<p>Of course, there have been recent success stories for black male directors, namely Ryan Coogler (<i>Black Panther</i>: $699 million), Jordan Peele (<i>Get Out</i>: …

Filmmaking

Why Los Angeles Is The Silicon Valley of Social Impact

Walking down Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach is like walking down an alternative Rodeo Drive: one that is populated by high-end boutiques and restaurants, all featuring the latest fashions and food. But look a little closer and you’ll see that there is a common thread. Socially conscious …

Culver City

Janicza Bravo will direct film based on viral Zola Twitter story

A black woman’s wild Twitter tale about two strippers, a bi-polar boyfriend and a crazy pimp will be turned into a movie, reports <i>Shadow and Act.</i></b> …

Pulp Fiction

Storm Reid Praises Ava Duvernay Using Her Platform for Change

Storm Reid

How and why the BFI is rewriting the canon for our female-focused month

June 2018 sees BFI Southbank honour the Vote 100 campaign with a female-focused programme, including major seasons dedicated to the inimitable Agnès …

Film (UK)

Smithsonian Gifts Oprah Her Own Exhibit & It Is EVERYTHING! Watch Lady O Party It Up With Dave Chapelle, Ava DuVernay & More

<b>Oprah Winfrey</b> is getting her flowers while she's still here! The media mogul has a new Smithsonian exhibit that chronicles her contributions to the …

Black History

Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood and more highlight Hollywood gender gap in ‘Half The Picture’

A new documentary by <b>Amy Adrion</b>, <i>Half The Picture</i> highlights how bad things are for women creators and it features several of our favorites.It’s no …

Gender Equality

Colin Kaepernick and Ava Duvernay are developing a comedy series

<b>Director Ava DuVernay is developing a high school comedy series based on Colin Kaepernick’s life.</b> According to <i>Vanity Fair</i>, DuVernay described it as “<i>Friday Night Lights</i> meets <i>Everybody Hates Chris</i>.”<p>The news comes amid reports that Kaepernick’s legal team is expected to seek federal subpoenas for …

Comedy Series

Ava DuVernay Partners With Colin Kaepernick for Semibiographical Sitcom

Hollywood is stepping up where the NFL dropped the ball. Ava DuVernay has rallied behind former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, …

San Francisco 49ers

A WRINKLE IN TIME Director Ava DuVernay Offers An Update On NEW GODS; Reveals She Chose The Project

During a Twitter Q&A, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay offers a brief update on her <i>New Gods</i> adaptation for Warner Bros as well as revealing how …

Man of Steel

Colin Kaepernick TV Show in The Works with Ava DuVernay

4 weeks ago<p>This is a surprise pairing we definitely didn't see coming! Famed director and producer <b>Ava DuVernay</b> and former 49er <b>Colin Kaepernick</b> are …

Comedy Series

Ava DuVernay Partners With Colin Kaepernick to Produce Comedy Series

If the NFL isn’t going to employ Colin Kaepernick, Hollywood surely will. Ava DuVernay and former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback are teaming up for …

Comedy Series

Ava DuVernay Teams With Colin Kaepernick For Comedy Series About His High School Life

It looks like Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick's exchange of compliments will finally translate from the digital sphere to television.

Comedy Series