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    Indie Director Ava DuVernay on Dressing for Success

    Clothes make the director. That's the lesson filmmaker Ava DuVernay imparted in a keynote speech at Los Angeles' Film Independent Forum on Sunday. The 2012 winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize described her "director's uniform," a kind of work armor that's more about self-prote...

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    Watch: Ava DuVernay's Filmmaker Keynote Address At 2013 Film Independent Forum

    Watch: Ava DuVernay Delivers Filmmaker Keynote Address At 2013 Film Independent Forum

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    Aspiring Filmmakers, Ava DuVernay Thinks You Should Lose the Desperation and Just Make Something!

    This weekend in Los Angeles at the Film Independent Forum, Ava DuVernay, the Sundance award-winning director of "Middle of Nowhere" and the upcoming MLK biopic "Selma," was one of the event's keynotes. While she warned that her speech would not be as newsworthy as that of Netflix chief Ted Sarandos...

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    Sundance Institute Board of Trustees Adds Four New Members - Ava DuVernay Is One Of Them

    Sundance Institute today announced 4 new members added to the Institute’s Board of Trustees, and among them is Ava DuVernay.

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    Sundance Institute Adds Ava DuVernay, Rob Epstein, Nadine Schiff and Liesl Tommy as New Trustees

    The Sundance Institute has announced four new members of their Board of Trustees: Ava DuVernay, Rob Epstein, Nadine Schiff and Liesl Tommy.

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    Exclusive: AFFRM Launches New Black Filmmaker Conversations Podcast Series - 'The Call-In'

    AFFRM continues to expand on its services/offerings, launching its very first podcast series, which will feature conversations between AFFRM founder (and a filmmaker in her own right) Ava DuVernay, and black filmmakers from the diaspora.

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    Exclusive: Film Independent Forum Announces 2013 Keynote Speakers Ted Sarandos and Ava DuVernay

    Film Independent, the non-profit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced two keynote speakers for the upcoming 2013 Film Independent Forum. Ted Sarandos, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, will deliver the Executive Keynote addr...

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    Ava DuVernay Retrospective + Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture At IU

    A formal announcement from the BFC/A of news we shared a little while ago - with full details, ticket info, etc.

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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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