Ava DuVernay

Founder at African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

Founder at African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement

Biography

Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and distributor. Her directorial work includes the historical drama Selma, the documentary 13th and the Disney children's adventure A Wrinkle In Time. She is currently in production on Central Park Five, a limited drama series for Netflix, as well as the fourth season of her hit series Queen Sugar for OWN. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Prize for Middle Of Nowhere, DuVernay amplifies the work of people of color and women of all kinds through her film distribution collective ARRAY.

Overview
Career Highlights

African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement

RelSci Relationships

447

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

08/24/1972

Age

47

Number of Awards

7

Relationships
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Founder at The Sundance Institute

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Director, Feature Film Program at The Sundance Institute

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Co-Founder at The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

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Co-Founder at WIGS

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Inc.

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Vice President at The Producers Guild of America, Inc.

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Founder at POW! Strategies

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Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Comcast Corporation

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Founder at True Love Productions

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President at The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation

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Founder at African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement
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UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Memberships
Member
Current

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Inc. organizes social and civic activities including arts and sciences. It publishes emmy magazine, oversees television archives and educational programs through its ATAS foundation. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in North Hollywood, CA.

Career History
Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
2019 - Current

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Inc. organizes social and civic activities including arts and sciences. It publishes emmy magazine, oversees television archives and educational programs through its ATAS foundation. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in North Hollywood, CA.

Artist Trustee
Prior - 2019

Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Film Independent operates as filmmaker. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
Rank #32
2015
Fast Company Magazine - 100 Most Creative People in Business
Rank #27
2014
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
Rank #40
2013
The Root - 100 Most Influential African Americans
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