Ava DuVernay – Documentarian, Screenwriter, Director

Ava DuVernay named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Greatest World Leaders & TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People...

Nominated for the Academy Award and winner of four EMMYs as well as BAFTA and Peabody Awards, Ava DuVernay’s 13TH was one of the most critically-acclaimed films of 2016. In 2015, Ava’s historical drama SELMA, garnered four Golden Globe nominations and two Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Her current work includes critically-acclaimed drama series QUEEN SUGAR, the upcoming Disney fantasy epic A WRINKLE IN TIME, and a film adaptation chronicling the notorious Central Park Five case. Ava previously wrote, produced and directed the dramatic feature, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, which earned her the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award.

In 2017, Ava was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Greatest World Leaders and TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. She is the founder of ARRAY, a grassroots distribution and advocacy collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women which was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies. Ava sits on the boards of both Sundance Institute and Film Independent.

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