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Julie Dash to Direct Mid-season Premiere of OWN’s Queen Sugar

UPDATE: Ms. Julie Dash has confirmed a “NOLA location salute” to our own Solange Knowles in the October 3rd episode! Collaborative Black Girl Magic is our favorite and since the literal dream team we never knew we needed is now a thing, we’re overjoyed. Queen Sugar, the Oprah Winfrey Network hit series developed by Ava…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Social Media-Inspired Film is in the Works

Yes, it is happening! The clever movie that a Tumblr user dreamt up of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o playing genius scammers is coming to Netflix. Once Lupita tweeted at Rihanna that she was down, Twitter users called upon Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay to bring the project to life. We can hardly believe it, but…

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Watch The Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Documentary ‘The 13th’

Ava DuVernay continues on her quest to make Black Lives Matter with her latest endeavor, The 13th. The project is a new documentary about the history of the 13th Amendment. Although the amendment was put in place to ban slavery and involuntary servitude, the film will delve into the the interpretation of such a law and how…

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Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, and More Join Blackout For Human Rights To Pay Homage to Victims of Police Brutality

In a series of autobiographical videos, a handful of our brilliant stars pay homage to the men, women and children who’ve lost their lives due to police brutality. Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Mara Brock Akil, and Common are only a few of the black actors and directors who highlight their lifetime accomplishments, and all…

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Check Out The Official Trailer for The Highly Anticipated ‘Queen Sugar’

A new trailer for the highly anticipated Queen Sugar has been released, and we can hardly wait for it’s premiere. Since we first mentioned the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey production, the buzz surrounding the project has only grown and for great reason. It was only a matter of time before this dynamic duo paired…

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Ava DuVernay Makes History With ‘The 13th’ Documentary

The extraordinary Ava DuVernay is making history once again as her latest work, The 13th, will be the first non-fiction film to open the New York Film Festival. A documentary titled with an allusion to the 13th Amendment, calls attention to the negative impact of racial inequality within the U.S. justice system. DuVernay, who has…

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Ava DuVernay Is Bringing New Series ‘Queen Sugar’ To OWN Network

The NBA Finals are over, and by now you’ve probably finished binge watching Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. But visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey arrived right on time with a trailer for Queen Sugar to glue us back to our televisions. Based on the self-titled novel by Natalie Baszile, the upcoming series trails the Bordelon sisters…

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Ava DuVernay Will Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Adaptation

Growing up in the ’90s automatically made me a child of Disney. But as a child, Disney movies were always animated and I dreaded the feature films and television series because they seemed to drag on forever. I remember when the TV series adaptation from the book A Wrinkle in Time premiered on ABC in…

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Ava DuVernay Collaborates with Mattel for Limited Edition Barbie

Representation matters and filmmaker and director Ava DuVernay has led several crusades against the lack of diversity in Hollywood. More importantly the innovator has worked aimlessly to create channels and platforms for people of color to have their own work represented in the mainstream which is why it’s no wonder that Mattel would partner with…

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Ava DuVernay Discusses Lack of Diversity in Hollywood in Recent Interview

In an on-camera interview with Fast Company, Selma director Ava DuVernay spoke out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood. On the heels of Spike Lee’s recent acceptance speech for his Honorary Oscar, DuVernay spoke about the issue with using the word “diversity” is that it’s become something “medicinal,”; something that is an obligation rather than…

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Ava DuVernay Relaunches Her Film Company With New Focus

What used to be known as the African-American Film Festival Release Movement is now Array, and it’s bigger than ever before. Originally created in 2010 by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay to focus on Black voices, it’s relaunch has expanded to pose as a platform for all people of color and women. Alongside the announcement of…

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