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On the Verge African-American Writers and Directors

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Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is a marketer, film distributor and film producer, who also founded the DVA Media and Marketing firm in 1999. The company has been very successful and has worked on over 100 projects with famous directors like Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood. In 2008, DuVernay directed her first documentary, “This Is the Life.” In 2011, she also produced the movie “Middle of Nowhere,” and DuVernay became the first African-American to ever win the Best Director Award at the U.S. Dramatic Competition. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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