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Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2023
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will return to the Toronto International Film Festival with her latest offering, Origin. DuVernay’s film will have a gala screening at Roy Thomson Hall on Monday, September 11. DuVernay will be in attendance.
Written, produced, and directed by Academy...
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2023
Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein drama "Maestro," Sofia Coppola's Priscilla Presley movie, Michael Mann's "Ferrari," David Fincher's "The Killer" and Ava DuVernay's "Origin" will make their world debuts at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Organizers announced the lineup...
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will serve as guest artistic director at AFI Fest 2022. DuVernay has selected three independent films amplifying the voices and vision of women directors to showcase: Hellion (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award...
Friday, Jun. 10, 2022
The ripple effect of good is real--as reflected in SHOOT’s Emmy season coverage. Last month’s Emmy Preview included observations from Christina Voros, director/cinematographer on 1883 (Paramount+). And this week’s installment of SHOOT’s The Road To Emmy Series contains...
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021
Filmmaker Haile Gerima is having a long overdue moment and he's a little conflicted about it.
The 75-year-old director of "Bush Mama" and "Ashes and Embers" has proudly operated outside of mainstream Hollywood for almost 50 years. Now retired and living in Washington D.C., where he taught...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
Though having to go virtual in the face of a pandemic, AFI Fest this past week (10/15-22) remained steadfast as a cornucopia of content with high-profile debuts as well as some under-the-radar films gaining exposure and prominence. Where the fest came up different this time around was in stepped...
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been elected to the film academy’s Board of Governors for the first time.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new members Wednesday, which include the “Selma” filmmaker, “A Star is Born” producer Lynette Howell Taylor and casting...
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay's trenchant, history-driven projects, including "Selma" and "When They See Us," from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work.
OWN's intimate, eight-episode "Cherish the Day,"...
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks, black women need no validation from Hollywood — or elsewhere — to appreciate their self-worth...
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
DGA Nominees Unveiled For TV Movies & Ltd Series, Documentary, Variety/Talk/News/Sports Programs, Kids Shows
The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series; Variety/Talk/News/Sports–-Regularly Scheduled Programming; Reality Programs; Children’s Programs; Commercials; and Documentary for 2019.