Ava DuVernay
Courtesy of Ava DuVernay
United States
2021

ARRAY

Ava
DuVernay

The director-producer has joined the rarified ranks of TV executive producers who are juggling more than a half-dozen active series projects at any given time. DuVernay has built a brand with smart storytelling infused with contemporary issues and often a social justice lens. DuVernay’s ARRAY banner produces a number of drama series through its pact with Warner Bros. TV, including OWN dramas “Queen Sugar” and “Cherish the Day.” ARRAY is incubating a host of projects from a range of creators and it has a slate of talent development programs all designed to bring more creators of color into Hollywood. For more than a year, ARRAY has assembled a detailed database of BIPOC industry professionals across a  myriad of below-the-line job categories in an effort to help Hollywood giants reach stated diversity goals.

Career

  • THE WHITE TIGER
  • 13TH
  • WHEN THEY SEE US

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Directors to Watch
  • Inclusion Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact

Philanthropy

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Stephanie March Joins Ava DuVernay’s ‘Naomi’ DC Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Stephanie March Joins Ava DuVernay’s ‘Naomi’ DC Series (EXCLUSIVE)

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star Stephanie March has joined Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship’s DC superhero drama "Naomi" for the CW."Naomi" is based on the comic series of the same name and centers on a teenage superhero whose life is upended when supernatural events occur in her hometown. March will be in six-episode recurring role. The cast includes Kaci Walfall in the title role, along with an ensemble that boasts Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Claire Lanay and Camila...

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