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    Watch This: Say Yes - Directed by Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay has had a huge year so far--winning awards for Middle of Nowhere and being invited to join the Academy. That doesn't even touch upon DuVernay's increasingly prolific body of work.

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    Ava DuVernay Directs Kali Hawk & Lance Gross In Fashion Fair Short 'Say Yes'

    Ava DuVernay Directs Kali Hawk & Lance Gross In Fashion Fair Short 'Say Yes'

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    Venice Days Lineup Includes Ava DuVernay’s 'The Door' + Benny & Joshua Safdie's 'Lenny Cooke'

    The Venice Days section lineup taking place during the upcoming Venice Film Festival includes an international selection of 12 films, plus the 3 finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

    This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year's Toronto film festival , none have female directors.

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    Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

    This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year’s Toronto film festival, none have female directors.The prejudices face...

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    Venice Days Program of the Biennale Announces Lineup, Includes Films from the Safdie Brothers, Ava DuVernay and More

    The tenth edition of the Venice Days program at the Venice International Film Festival unfolds from August 28 through September 7. Its lineup, consisting of 12 feature films, two shorts, three special events and two special screenings, focuses heavily but not exclusively on debuts. Included in this ...

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    Ava DuVernay Will Direct An Episode Of 'Scandal' Next Season

    Welcome @AVAETC. Ava will be directing @ScandalABC episode 308. She is shadowing epi. 301 with us. We are all excited!!! ����

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    Ava DuVernay To Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Selma

    Ava DuVernay has signed on with Plan B (Brad Pitt's company) and Pathe UK to helm Selma, a biopic on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The film will focus on the voting rights movement and will take place in 1965. David Oyelowo who appeared in Middle of Nowhere will play the civil rights ...

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    Ava DuVernay To Direct Former Lee Daniels' Martin Luther King Movie 'Selma,' David Oyelowo Still Attached In Lead Role

    With Lee Daniels tackling a large swath of American history and racial politics in one fell swoop with this upcoming "The Butler"-or-insert-new-title-here, perhaps he already scratched his Civil Rights itch. In fact, back in 2010, he had already said he wasn't keen on doing two movies about the same...

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    Huge! Ava DuVernay Tapped By Brad Pitt's Plan B To Take Over Lee Daniels' 'Selma'

    Ava DuVernay is taking over directing duties of the Martin Luther King Jr feature project that Lee Daniels was once originally attached to helm, but faced a financing wall, and moved on to other projects.Deadline reports that David Oyelowo, who was to star in Daniels' project, will stay onboard to p...

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