Ava DuVernay

Production Company: RSA Films US
Website: Website

Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay’s Selma was one of 2015’s most critically acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic TV series for The Oprah Winfrey Network “Queen Sugar;” her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations The 13th; and in preproduction, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time based on the Newberry Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director prize for her previous feature Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay’s early directorial work in film includes I Will Follow, Venus Vs. and This is The Life. She distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.