Ava DuVernay

As the first Black woman to win the Best Director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Ava DuVernay has a lot to be proud of.  Besides her roles as director, producer and writer for her own documentaries and films, the California native has her hands in a number of significant projects, including lending her services to BET's 2010 TV documentary My Mic Sounds Nice and TV One's 2010 Essence Music Festival. The writer/director is also the founder of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and award-winning DVA Media + Marketing, a content company which has supplied some of Hollywood's top conglomerates and entertainment networks.

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Selma Nominated for Five Independent Spirit Awards

Andre Benjamin, Dear White People also land noms.

Out and About: Beyond the Lights Cast Rocks the Red Carpet

Plus, pics of Ciara, Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige and more.

Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma

David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the drama.

Lake Los Angeles , Lucky Win Urbanworld Film Festival

Awards ceremony caps off four days of great cinema.

Urbanworld Film Festival Kicks Off With Beyond the Lights

Gina Prince-Bythewood's latest film premieres tonight.

Ava DuVernay to Preview Selma at Urbanworld Film Festival

Director will share exclusive clips of her upcoming film.
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