SPOTLIGHT January 2020: Ava Duvernay, Filmmaker and Cinema Crusader

It’s hard to think of a more galvanizing, charismatic woman in film than Ava DuVernay. The 47-year-old producer, director, writer, distributor, and crusader for social justice has broken through boundaries and expanded professional and personal possibilities for women — especially women of color — working in film, and everywhere else. DuVernay has our greatest respect for her artistry, her dedication to freedom and equality for all people, and her innovative leadership by example.

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SPOTLIGHT April 2016: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Actress, Rising Star of MILES AHEAD

emayatzy1Emayatzy Corinealdi’s performance as Frances Taylor in Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s brilliant Miles Davis biopic, is pitch perfect. Following her feature debut as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Miles Ahead establishes Corinealdi as an exceptionally strong actress who brings complex women characters to life on the big screen. We applaud her and want to see more. Read on…

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