As the American experiment hurdles wildly towards oblivion with each passing day, HBO Max has decided what we all need right now is a limited series about a modern-day civil war. The streaming service has ordered a DMZ limited series, based on the comic series of the same name. The show hails from Roberto Patino and Ava DuVernay and stars Rosario Dawson and Benjamin Bratt.
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Ava DuVernay is sticking with Netflix. The filmmaker will write, direct, and produce Caste, based on the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Like the book, the film will explore “the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.”
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One Perfect Shot, the Twitter account which celebrates iconic moments of cinematography in films and TV shows, soon might be able to have the meta experience of sharing a photo from its own show.
HBO Max has greenlit a new documentary series inspired by the account, which will give directors the visual tools to put them inside a 360 recreation of one of their most memorable shots. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma and 13th, will executive produce and narrate the show. Get more details below. Read More »
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are joining forces for a new Netflix series.
They’ve created Colin in Black and White, a limited series which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” But this isn’t a documentary series – it will be scripted, and Kaepernick will serve as the show’s narrator. Read More »
As protests continue, more and more people in the entertainment business are taking notice. Today, Paramount has decided to make Ava DuVernay‘s Selma available for free rental on digital platforms through the end of the month. The Best Picture-nominated film tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his involvement with the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. This is good news – but it comes with a slightly sour bit of info, as both DuVernay and star David Oyelowo have revealed that Academy members refused to vote for the film after the cast and crew wore “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts in remembrance of Eric Garner.
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Guillermo del Toro has always been a wonderful Twitter presence, frequently sharing his unabashed love for cinema, television, and frequent collaborator Doug Jones. But after a period of silence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic quarantine, del Toro has one-upped himself with a massive Twitter thread about the many books and films he’s consuming to get him through his quarantine.
The Shape of Water director, who has taken a break from filming his upcoming Nightmare Alley, invited his fellow filmmakers and all of Twitter to share their own reading and watch lists, and was quickly answered by the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Ava DuVernay, Rian Johnson, Ari Aster, and more, culminating in maybe the best list of recommendations floating around for free on the Internet.
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Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time, When They See Us) is spreading her wings as a filmmaker, teaming up with Warner Bros. Animation to adapt the best-selling fantasy book series Wings of Fire into an animated series. Read More »
Ava DuVernay is teaming up with the first female Star Wars director Victoria Mahoney to develop a new sci-fi project at Amazon. DuVernay and Mahoney are developing a Dawn TV series based on the Octavia E. Butler 1987 sci-fi novel of the same name which follows an African-American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the long-dead human race.
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Netflix clearly likes being in business with director Ava DuVernay. The streaming service is already host to her acclaimed series When They See Us and her Oscar-nominated documentary 13th. Now Netflix is picking up a forthcoming documentary directed by Ava DuVernay that will shine a light on the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Read More »
The history of Hollywood has been chronicled endlessly in various kinds of feature and television documentaries. But Ava DuVernay‘s film collective ARRAY is getting a little more specific with a new documentary series called They’ve Gotta Have Us, focusing on art, activism and race as it pertains to black cinema in Hollywood. The series features an assembly of some of the most influential black actors, actresses, writers and directors over the years, all talking about the evolution of black cinema and its major milestones. See some of them in the They’ve Gotta Have Us trailer below. Read More »