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Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay Shares Her Advice for Women to Break Glass Ceilings: "Focus on Your Work"

Ava DuVernay is a woman who's used to being first. Read More »

MAKER Ava DuVernay and Other Groundbreakers Honored at Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Event

Every year at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event, dozens of the industry's "female insiders who are creating... change" are celebrated. Read More »

MAKER Ava DuVernay Tells Variety Why It's Important Girls See Themselves in Books and Movies

Eleven-year-old Marley Dias loves books, but last year, she became frustrated with what she was reading for school. "I didn't see any black girls in the books we were being assigned," Dias said. Read More »

Ava DuVernay's "The 13th" Is First Non-Fiction Film to Open New York Film Festival in More Than 50 Years

For the first time in more than 50 years, a non-fiction film opened the New York Film Festival. The film's topic? The immense incarceration rate in the United States. Read More »

Executive Producers Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey Honor Diversity in New TV Series

Over the course of their careers, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey have proven themselves as talented and powerful women in the entertainment industry. Read More »

Ava DuVernay Is First Black Female Director to Helm a $100 Million Film

Just one of many ways Disney is proving it's serious about highlighting diversity. Read More »

The #AvaBarbie Sold Out in Under an Hour and We're Not Surprised

The perfect gift has come just in time for the holidays, and you can thank Twitter for it. Read More »

Ava DuVernay Joins Forces to Develop Hurricane Katrina Film

10 years ago today, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States and was one of the most Read More »

Photos That Perfectly Capture Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay's Friendship

With Taylor Swift's gang of girlfriends globetrotting the world together giving us serious #SquadGoals, it's hard to remember the merits of a friendship between just two BFFs. Read More »

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