During the 67th Annual Emmy Awards last night (September 20), Apple premiered a new advertisement for their music streaming service, Apple Music. The commercial, which was directed by Ava DuVernay, features Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson discussing how they used to make mixtapes but now no longer need to thanks to […]

Ava DuVernay is widening her distribution company, AFFRM, and relaunching under a whole new name, Array. Her new and improved company will include films made by and about women and other minorities, because DuVernay understands that those are underserved markets, according to Variety. The Selma director already has two new films in the works for her newly […]

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After Straight Outta Compton broke the box office, rumors about a sequel started circulating. It looks like the gossip may be true, as alleged photos…

Ava DuVernay has touched our hearts in so many ways after directing the Academy Award-winning film Selma, so her opinion is definitely influential. The famed director recently…

Ava DuVernay confirmed earlier this month that she would not be directing Marvel’s Black Panther film adaptation, despite reports. She detailed why she wouldn’t be even further at the BlogHer conference in New York City this past Saturday (July 18). The Selma director, who originally accepted the offer to direct, said that she and the other execs just didn’t share […]

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It felt a little too good to be true that Janet Jackson dropped a new single and that Ava DuVernay got confirmed to direct a Marvel movie in the same day. Turns out it was. “No Sleeep” wasn’t a fake, but DuVernay is actually not directing Black Panther. DuVernay told Essence she considered Marvel’s offer, but she passed. “I think I’ll just say […]

After a month of speculation, the news is finally confimed: Ava DuVernay is set to direct Marvel’s film adaptation of Black Panther, according to MCU Exchange. It looks like having the Selma director behind the camera for Black Panther is part of Marvel’s master plan to release additional films with a “diversity” mission. From MCU Exchange: Part of the […]

Black directors unite, and let’s all get down. That could have been the rallying call for the Black excellence that took over Twitter today. Starting at 10 am, Black directors such as John Singleton, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tyler Perry, and Malcolm D. Lee joined Ava DuVernay for a Tweet-a-thon for the black filmmakers collective AFFRM (African […]

As previously reported Selma director Ava DuVernay is supposedly in talks with Marvel about working her magic on an upcoming superhero film. However, the name of another director in the running has been leaked. Rope Of Silicon has Rick Famuyiwa, director of the Sundance Film Festival-hit Dope, as someone else to possibly helm Marvel’s Black Panther film in addition to DuVernay. At the moment DuVernay is the only director […]

Ava DuVernay had a whirlwind 2014 after her award-winning MLK biopic Selma was released, and now Marvel Studios is reportedly eyeing her for an upcoming “diverse” superhero project, according to TheWrap. Speculation’s already running wild as to whether or not DuVernay will take the director’s chair on the upcoming Black Panther or Captain Marvel movies. Either way, the mutual interest that both parties have […]