Ava DuVernay is a multi-talented American celebrity who is a film director, producer, marketer, screenwriter, and also a distributor. Her next project is a film called August 28 which is due to release next week.
Ava DuVernay and her upcoming project
Ava DuVernay’s next film named August 28 is due to make its TV appearance next week. It is a short film which was meant initially for viewing at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. As the name suggests, it will debut on TV on 28 August this year.
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People features 6 events which took place the same day in different years in the life of the Black and African-American history. It is of 22 minutes duration and is a mega-starrer with great names such as Don Cheadle, Regina King, Andre Holland, Angela Bassett, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lupita Nyong’O, David Oyelowo, and Michael Ealy associated with it. It is a must-watch and would be good.
Ava DuVernay and her early life
She was born on 24 August of 1972 and it was in Long Beach, CA. She is 46 now. Her middle name is Marie. She has an American citizenship and her ethnicity is African-American. She was brought up by her mother along with her stepfather. Her mother was Darlene who worked as an educator and her stepfather’s name was Murray Maye. She was raised in Lynwood, CA.
She was at the Saint Joseph High School located in Lakewood and she graduated in 1990. She joined UCLA and obtained a double BA degree in English literature and African-American Studies.
Ava DuVernay and her career
Ava had a keen interest in journalism and had done an internship at the CBS News. She had assisted the coverage of the OJ Simpson trial.
She later took up the job of a publicist with 20th Century Fox, Savoy Pictures and also was in other PR agencies. She then started her own PR agency named DuVernay Agency in the year 1999. She worked with some great names in the entertainment industry and provided them with marketing.
She also has an Urban Beauty Collective. She also used to distribute a 2-minute news on celebrities to the radio stations. She also had a digital platform called HelloBeautiful for the women of color.
Ava and her career in films
In 2005, Ava made a film called Saturday Night Life with a budget of $ 6000. It was appreciated and gained recognition. She commenced work of documentaries which needed minimum budget since finance was a problem for her as a newcomer.
Her feature film debut was with This is the Life and this was followed in 2011 with I Will Follow. This received critical acclaim and was a selection at some film festivals. Her next venture called Middle of Nowhere won her an award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. She made more of such superb and wonderful films and Selma was one of them.
It won her several awards and accolades. Her documentary 13th was also liked by the audience. She also made documentaries for the television. Besides, she was also into music videos and ad campaigns. Her net worth is $ 3 million. Talking of her work in the films, she had said:
“I’ve done feature films, narratives, or documentaries, a series on traditional linear television, a series on streaming platforms. There’s a film I did for the Smithsonian that you can only see when you walk in there. The beautiful thing is that I’m able to make my work at a time when the traditional walls have collapsed and everything is open and changing.”
Ava DuVernay and her personal life
Ava is not married and sans husband and kids. She is focused on her career and it looks like that she has no boyfriend. It is not known whether she had dated someone in the past. She is single and enjoying her life in bliss!
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