A “Lil Positivity”: A Gallery Of African-American Professionals That Are On The Come Up

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Ava DuVernay

Publicist and Film Director

DuVernay began her career as a publicist working on high-profile campaigns for films such as Scary Movie, Collateral, Dreamgirls, and Invictus. “In a very short time she has made an indelible imprint in Hollywood,” Robertson said via email. “She has also established herself as a promising filmmaker with a growing list of film titles (I Will Follow and the upcoming Middle of Nowhere) that provide a refreshing look at contemporary urban culture.”

DuVernay has also flexed her business muscle with the creation of the African-American Film Releasing Movement, a grassroots theatrical-distribution entity powered by the nation’s leading black film festivals. At Sundance this year she made history as the winner of the Best Director prize, a first for a black woman, for Middle of Nowhere.

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