Friday, October 16, 2015
AVA DUVERNAY COVERS ELLE MAGAZINE
Her resume includes works like the Venus Williams documentary Venus Vs, the Sundance-winning Middle of Nowhere, and the 2014 Oscar-winning Selma. Inside, the former celebrity publicist talks about her upcoming series, Queen Sugar, on OWN, the film she’s writing starring her good friend David Oyelowo, and her myriad of other projects – including her own distribution company to get more Black films into theaters. “There’s a generation of filmmakers of color and women whose primary concern is that no one will see their work,” DuVernay said of the relaunch of distribution company ARRAY. “And that is a huge barrier. They’re asking, ‘Why make something if no one will see it?” The other Women in Hollywood covers feature Amy Schumer, Mia Farrow, Salma Hayek, Carey Mulligan, Alicia Vickander, Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson.