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Ava DuVernay's Profile

Brief about Ava DuVernay: By info that we know Ava DuVernay was born at 1972-08-24. And also Ava DuVernay is American Director.

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Positive characterizations are complex characterizations. That's all we need to know. They shouldn't be saccharine. They shouldn't feel like medicine.

Tags: Complex, Medicine, Positive

We're told that independent film lovers... folks that are used to watching art house films, won't come out and see a film with black people in it - I've been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that's not true.

Tags: Art, Black, True

All the films I do, I write the scripts, I direct.

Tags: Direct, Films, Write

Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal.

Tags: Forward, Goal, Single

Film school was a privilege I could not afford.

Tags: Afford, Film, School

Filmmakers need to realize that their job isn't done when they lock picture. We must see our films through.

Tags: Done, Job, Picture

I didn't go to film school. I got my education on the set as a niche publicist in the film industry.

Tags: Education, Film, School

I tell the stories that are of interest to me.

Tags: Interest, Stories, Tell

I think for female filmmakers a big issue is making their second and third films.

Tags: Big, Making, Second

I think I am a little jealous of women who have great girlfriends as adults.

Tags: Great, Jealous, Women

I think that women definitely have a special bond as friends that is hard to describe to men, and we don't often see that portrayed narratively.

Tags: Hard, Men, Women

I wish I could be the black woman Soderbergh, and put the camera on my shoulder and shoot beautifully while I directed.

Tags: Black, Wish, Woman

I'm a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It's horrible.

Tags: Prison, System, Working

If you're doing something outside of dominant culture, there's not an easy place for you. You will have to do it yourself.

Tags: Easy, Place, Yourself

When I'm marketing a film, whether its mine or someone else's, I work with a great deal of strategy and elbow grease until the job is done.

Tags: Great, Job, Work

You know, often films that are deemed positive, nobody wants to see them.

Tags: Nobody, Often, Positive

All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing; from music to publishing to film, and it's a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art.

Tags: Art, Creative, Music

As long as you're in an environment where the worth of the project isn't based on the project but what its predecessors did, it's not truly inclusive.

Tags: Based, Truly, Worth

I didn't start out thinking that I could ever make films. I started out being a film lover, loving films, and wanting to have a job that put me close to them and close to filmmakers and close to film sets.

Tags: Job, Put, Thinking

I don't understand the iPhone. I just don't get it. Don't ya'll have to write serious emails throughout the day? How can you possibly manage detailed missives on a phone with no keys?

Tags: Serious, Understand, Write