Spotlight Events feature conversations with high-profile film and television industry professionals who share helpful advice and insights on their career experiences and creative processes. Check out some of our inspiring chats with Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Brit Marling, Jason Blum and more.
Join visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay in an exclusive online conversation with Justin Simien. "Her eye for American history puts her in the vanguard. Her passion for justice makes her a hero". Director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, film distributor, Ava has made the award-winning films MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, SELMA, A WRINKLE IN TIME, the documentary 13TH and the TV series QUEEN SUGAR. Ava has consistently leveraged her success to launch the careers of numerous women of color and her philanthropic and activist work has extended way beyond the screen to meaningful impact globally. With her distribution company Array, Ava will be opening a new movie theatre in LA which will also be an incubator for new talent. Her newest four-part series WHEN THEY SEE US premiered on Netflix on May 31st.