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"ava duvernay" Discussed on Nightly Pop
"Like, I look great. What do you look for in a red carpet look? To not retain water in my face. And cinching lots of cinching. Yeah. Which is right. She's right. I love her. What is cinching mean? Singing like to tighten to 6. Yes. Suck it in. Yeah, like this. I'm trying to sit here. She looks damn good. Fun fact, I met her recently, and she does love E and I think she loves nightly pop. Shut up. No, I swear, I met her at the sunset. It was the funniest thing she was eating with my friend Jackie schimmel, who was on the outside. We were sitting on the inside and they were sitting on the outside. And Jen's back was to me and I was looking at Jackie and I was going to say hi, but I was going to wait till I was done, 'cause getting up mid meals always stressful. You don't know when to back away. So I said hi to Jackie and all of a sudden, I'm like, oh my God, hi, like, wanted to say hi, I love Jackie. It turned my life and all of a sudden, I'm like, what the is happening? And it was J law, just sitting there, and she was like, hi, I love Ian. I was like, hi, I love you. And she said, she said, it's so funny. I love that episode where you said my husband was so hot, and I was like, did I say that? But the funniest thing is her and I were in the hospital together. We gave birth one day apart and when I was being wheeled out after I had gray, I saw this guy come out of there, and we were literally across the hall from each other and I was like, wait, what? And then the nurse was like, I was like, oh. And that was our little, yeah, so we need our babies to be friends. I need her to come back home and call me. Yeah. Can we get Morgan's number phone number on the screen? She was very sweet. And so we have a lot of fans, guys, even though it doesn't matter anymore. Oh. It always matters. It does matter. Moving on, we all know the healthy way to deal with getting older is drinking heavily, drinking a lot on this show today. Yes. That's how Oprah is helping Ava duvernay celebrate turning 1550. Wow. She had the director take her first shots
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"ava duvernay" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"You know, one of my favorite things of his is when he played geechee Dan and uptown Saturday night. He's phenomenal, man. He's phenomenal. And so I'm always telling people, watch that man. You may think of him as mister calypso man and mister beautiful leading man, but he's got so much more. And I've been, I've been very careful in making sure that I'm not playing into tropes and playing into what people believe that the only things I should play. Do you feel like part of that has been the opportunity that you've had to work with black directors like genetics of bravo or Ava duvernay, Barry Jenkins, or blitz puzzle Willie, who's doing the color purple? Have they been able to give you opportunities that maybe you hadn't previously gotten in Hollywood? I would say yes. I would say yes, absolutely. I think because the men that I'm able to create are very complex men in many ways. That's the thing that I love the most. And I would also say when I work with Steven Soderbergh on the neck and also with Steven Spielberg, they also offer me opportunities to give a complexity to these black men that I'm creating. The beautiful things they always want to hear what I have to say. And they know it's important for me to create someone that I'm proud of. And they don't always have to be heroes at all either. I like to play dirty rotten scoundrels. I guess I've been playing a bunch of them lately. I feel like I've been I've been on a bender like candyman and Zola and just missed it and the color purple. But then I always mix it up. I think a smart director will know this about me. If you're like, oh, I've got to get Coleman because I've seen him play this role before. And you want to offer me sort of the same version of it. You should know I'm not the one for you. You want me to create something brand new. Using the skill set that I have, the body that I have, which I believe I'm a shape shifter. I like when people meet me, they're like, oh, I thought you were older. I thought you were shorter. I thought you were a young girl, I thought you were older. How old are you? I thought your hairline was back here. I thought it was for that. People are like, they always think that a little different because I'm like, yeah, because I'm a character actor. I make decisions about everything. You know, whether the kind of weight that I have put on for a character. And you know, the wildest thing is, I think it's because so many of my peers aren't giving the opportunity to do just so. You know? Or they don't give themselves the opportunity to say no. And move into a different direction, you know? I know that that's something that I hold true for myself. And part of my practice as an artist is to constantly challenge myself and challenge audiences, challenge rooms that I'm in.
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"ava duvernay" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Just create the thing, and don't wait. Welcome to the limits, I'm Jay Williams. And that was some wise advice to all young creatives out there from my guest today. Coleman Domingo. You see in basketball, we call this greatness, a triple threat. These are people that can shoot, pass, and dribble with ease. And you know that as soon as they walk on the court, you're going to see some magic. While Coleman is a triple threat of Hollywood, whether as an actor on the big or small screen, a star on the stage or a producer and filmmaker, his presence is an insurance of that same kind of magic. He just received an Emmy nomination for his role as Ali on HBO's euphoria. You gotta believe in the poetry. The value of two people sitting in a diner, Christmas Eve, talking about life, addiction, loss. He's currently touring an animated short film called new moon that was based on his own one man play. And he just rapped shooting a role on an upcoming film adaptation of the color purple, the musical. He's no stranger to important projects about the history of African American lives and legacies. He's been in Ava duvernay's Selma. We build the pan as we came. Rock by rock. Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln, and one of the lesser didn't die that day. We joined it with a 116th U.S. color, sir. From camp Nelson Kentucky. What's your name, soldier? Private. How marines here? And 42 about Jackie Robinson. He's got a first
How to Be a Better Human
"ava duvernay" Discussed on How to Be a Better Human
"Three years studying teams and clinics. These seem like great places to understand how people who didn't have as much power typically in the clinic like front desk, employees would have an opportunity to share ideas and really try and understand how ideas made it or didn't make it to implementation over time. It wasn't fast though. Sometimes it took 48 56 weeks to get there, but they did eventually and what was interesting is that sometimes a person who initially brought it up was no longer there. It already quit in frustration, but the idea lived on. Because it was picked up by others who heard it. Through this process, pat's team identified different techniques that people use when pitching an idea. And the strategies that worked in healthcare, mirror what Franklin Leonard has seen succeed in Hollywood. The thing about reviving pitches, there's probably three routes to doing so. The first is reconception, you take what you had before and you reconceive it into something that seems at least a little bit different. And then you take it back out and people are like, oh, this version, I'm interested in. Succession would fall in that category. So Succession was a script written by Jesse Armstrong was a feature script about Rupert Murdoch gathering his children for his birthday to basically decide who he was going to give the company to. And you know, people were fascinated by it, but no one was going to make that movie. But what Jesse did was go back to the drawing board and said, well, what if it's not Rupert Murdoch? What if it was a fictional person? And fictional kids. And what if it was a television show? And obviously HBO bought it and it's one of the best written shows I've ever seen. Oftentimes, part of the reason why pitches get passed on is that they're not workable as they're pitched. It doesn't mean that the pitch is dead or that the thing that you're trying to do is dead. It means that you probably need to do it a little bit differently. Is a bit about reimagining the idea, but it's also about asking questions to help people think differently about the idea. So knowing what all the pushbacks are going to be, all the issues we're going to be. And developing, asking questions about how this would work, why it would work. A second strategy is what Franklin calls recontextualization. Context changes. All of a sudden Hollywood knows this kind of movie works and they didn't have that information a year ago when The Hunger Games manuscript went out. I remember reading the book and manuscript form and being told that the action doesn't work and it was too violent. Coincidental to me that Wonder Woman happened shortly thereafter. Because it's like, oh, you can make the female driven action movie and you can invest a lot of money in it and there's a lot of money to be made. But all of a sudden the industry now had information that said, wait a minute, if you make these movies well, you make a lot of money. Enter patty tank is a Wonder Woman. Venture Captain Marvel, enter any number of other female driven action movies that have come about as a result of that. And that is because the industry now said, oh, wait a second. We have new information. And we need to change our behavior. With this new information, you're showing that what seemed impractical yesterday is practical today. Yeah, it is. It's showing that what once was deemed unfeasible, all of a sudden, is actually doable. That's a huge kind of paradigm shift for people. You could ask yourself, can I think of a situation where I have seen this idea work? Can I personally vouch for this idea being feasible and important? You could ask yourself, is there a small, low state test of this idea that I can do to bring back data? This data and evidence becomes so important from taking an idea that's disregarded to an idea that all of a sudden becomes feasible. And a third approach is amplification, getting other people to vouch for the idea. I think that's what The Blacklist does for people, which is to say, okay, you pitch the screenplay. And they all passed. But what if now all of a sudden there's an announcement that a bunch of people love that script. It's going to make everybody else be like, wait a second. Let me just double back and see, see what I might have missed the first time. That's definitely this idea of amplifying. And legitimizing, showing that people who care about it, people who are important, but also just showing that this is something that has credibility to it. By doing a small experiment or in this case collecting some evidence. As I've been thinking about amplification is a strategy, it seems like a lot of people hesitate to amplify other people's ideas, especially after they've been rejected because the thought is, well, I don't want to stick my neck out. If that person already got shot down, this is a risk to my career. And yet, I recently read some evidence showing that amplifying other people's ideas doesn't just help them get heard. It also makes you look good. It does, it makes you seem like a team player. It makes you seem like you were paying attention and it makes you sound caring and concerned for others because this is not about me and what benefits me. This is me thinking about the team thinking about the organization. And if other people see it frame that way, it actually reduces the risk quite a bit to you personally. And it means that, you know, other people are grateful that you remembered what they said and especially if you can bring it up at a different time with a different problem or a different opportunity or the fit is better and that's an extremely important skill set that teams can cultivate. Pitches can feel threatening. Your ideas and your ego are on the line. But it's worth remembering that when you make a pitch, there's usually someone out there rooting for you to succeed. When you apply for a job, there are interviewers hoping you're a superstar. When you propose a small project, there are leaders wanting it to be a big hit. When you pitch a startup, there are investors praying that you're the next Steve Jobs. And when you pitch your first film, there are studios crossing their fingers that you're the next Ava duvernay. Like at the end of the day, the person that you're pitching to is also a human being and as human concerns. And probably wants you to succeed, they want you to pitch them the best idea they've ever heard because you don't like no one goes into it being like, I hope this is terrible. You were going to a receptive room in the sense that everybody is hoping to walk down to the Christmas tree on Christmas morning and unwrap the best gift ever. Everybody's hoping for it. So give them the best gift they've ever gotten. Tell them a story about a problem that you're going to solve. A story that you're going to tell that they can be excited about. And that they know that other people can be excited about too. Next time, on work life. The way that fiction is built, it makes us a very sensitive and vulnerable to those setbacks affairs which occur all the time and of course that creates a lot of worry and stops us taking risks stops us pushing ourselves forward. How perfectionism holds us back and how to overcome it. Work life is hosted by me, Adam grant. The show is produced by Ted with transmitter media. Our team includes Colin helms, Greta cone, Dan O'Donnell, Joanne de Luna, grace Rubenstein, Michelle Quinn, ban ban Chang, and Ana fuen. This episode was produced by constanta Gallardo, our show is mixed by Ben Shane, our fact checker is Paul Durbin..
"ava duvernay" Discussed on WTOP
"The 22nd annual black reel awards The D.C. based organization holding a virtual ceremony to crown this year's winners You think about the Ava duvernay's the Barry Jenkins the Ryan coogler's I'm really happy with the direction that we're going but we still got a long way to go Founder Tim Gordon says the Netflix western the harder they fall on the most awards with 6 after entering the night with a record 20 nominations This was an all African American western black people seeing themselves in ways that traditionally they don't Still it was the tennis biopic king Richard that won the top prize of outstanding film as well as outstanding actor for Will Smith While outstanding actress went to Tessa Thompson for passing I thought roots and Aga and Tessa Thompson were really really great in this film See all the winners on WTO P dot com Jason fraley W two is Double DTP at one 48 two C one Drive taking weather on the 8s and when it breaks good morning to rich hunter in the WTO traffic center Hi good morning dean for now traffic move and on the analytic of the ballet issue approach the Woodrow Wilson bridge but again they are getting ready to stop traffic once more in the work sound where they're working on the gates for the bridge So just be aware traffic should be coming to a stop here at any moment now In a loop should not be affected you should be moving well headed into Virginia Now in the Virginia belly on the inner loop between Arlington boulevard and I 66 single file wreckage by the work sound over in Maryland 95 north on issue approach and pass through 32 doing some overhead sign installation as a result you've got two right lanes getting by but they've done some stoppages up there as a result of that work and so just be aware that from time to time you may see brake lights as you're traveling north on 95 north of two 16 headed up toward route 32 Shop bounce at a 95 not affected They are working on the bay bridge this morning these pounds pan block four of night maintenance westbound carries two way traffic one lane for each direction to travel in for now no reported delay And if you're traveling in downtown Silver Spring northbound George avenue between Cameron street and spring street single far right through the construction rich hunter WTF traffic We are looking at another.
"ava duvernay" Discussed on Skimm This
"It's almost that time of year again. For awards season. And this week, we got a look at the 2022 Golden Globe nominees. And while Snoop Dogg, who presented the nominations got some laughs, being a flake. Being Affleck, my fault. Sorry about that being. A lot of other people weren't laughing. That's because the globes has become one of the most controversial award shows in recent years, meaning this year's nominations have basically been met with a collective shrug. We'll explain why the shows in so much hot water in 60 seconds. The Hollywood foreign press association or the HFPA runs the Golden Globes. They pick the nominees and they run in finance the show. The Golden Globes have traditionally been seen as the golden ticket for a lot of people in entertainment, with winds paving the way for Academy Awards and huge paychecks. But the globes kind of have a dark history and it's passed finally seems to be catching up with it. In February, the LA times dropped an investigation into the Golden Globes, which revealed that none of the HFPA's 87 members were black. According to that report, HFPA members had also accepted money gifts and vacations from movie studios in exchange for their votes. And that's not the only sketchy behavior. The HFPA, which runs the globes as a tax exempt event, reportedly funnels millions of dollars to its members and fees. The backlash to this investigation was huge, actors and directors like Scarlett Johansson and Ava duvernay called out the show. And Tom Cruise even returned his three statuettes. And after all of that blew over, there was yet another scandal. The HFPA's former president allegedly called Black Lives Matter, a racist hate movement in an email to members. So, in order to stage its Hollywood comeback, it's probably no surprise that the globes has been trying to reform its image. Adding 6 black journalists to its membership, updating its members code of conduct and partnering with the NAACP. But plot twist, that might not be enough to save the award show. Considering the globes isn't so much trouble.
"ava duvernay" Discussed on KOMO
"What they want. They will do anything. You give me anything when they see us creator Ava Duvernay wrote on Instagram. Dear Brother, Be certain you were a flash of love now gone, but never forgotten. The wire co star window, Pearce said Williams was an immensely talented man with the ability to give voice to the human condition, portraying the lives of those whose humanity is seldom elevated until he sings their truth. Michael K. Williams was 54 years old. That report from a G A. B C's TJ Holmes will potentially not owning a home is worrying many renters these days. A recent survey from LendingTree found 48% of those who render concerned about not being able to purchase a new home. That's especially true for Millennials and Generation X, who spanned the ages of 25 to 55 years old. 55% of Gen Xers and 52% of Millennials are worried their lives won't include home ownership just over 2000. People took part in the survey. I'm Michael Kastner by 14 at KOMO News. Let's get you There are coma Traffic every 10 minutes on the force from the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. What's going on Marina? Well, North on I five just south of Martin Luther King Jr Way We now have a disabled vehicle in the left lane as far as any kind of backup. Just really minor Zeta under I five is solid from Lake City. Way to I 90 in Seattle South bound for if I really crawling in Bellevue still from 5 20 down to about Coal Creek Parkway. Uh, North Bound four or five That's also very heavy through to Kuala Coming out of South Center to 167. That's from some earlier issues around. 167 is tough right near Eli's in South Chennai. Five. Solid from Highway 18 into five North 25 will be slow. From Yakima Avenue to the Puyallup River South and I five is tough at Thorne Laney JBL in past main gate, and we still looks like we still have a power outage in the Dash Point area all the way down to Brown's point, that part of Tacoma. So when you And get to an intersection that normally has a traffic light. And it's not working treat that doesn't always stop your next chemo traffic at 5 24 sponsored by all city fans locally owned and operated since 1953, now surfing Snohomish County, all city fence dot com Puget Sound forecast possible thunderstorm firing up overnight But then we're back to more sunshine tomorrow afternoon. High temperatures will be again close to 80 degrees before we cool down to near 70 degrees for Thursday and Friday and a chance of a few showers.
"ava duvernay" Discussed on KCRW
"Of leeches off just like you. Culture of drug. Excuse me, but Got the shotgun. Got the briefcase. So the game, though, right? Exactly, And so that kind of bravado made Omar little really stand out. He was also in Lovecraft country when they see us in terms of being a character actor. What was the type of character Well, you know, Williams has talked in the past about how as a dark skinned black man with a scar on his face. It was kind of you know, he was going to get certain kind of roles, and it was his honor and responsibility to really play black characters with substance and complexity. You know, a couple of his signature characters were gay men. He often played characters and was in situations that explored issues that affected black men like poverty, crime, addiction, masculinity, institutional racism. That's what made his performances so special. So he played all mar little as a gay man who also had a sense of humor about what he was doing. On Boardwalk empire. He played chalky white, a black gangster who looked out for black people and was a leader in that community in the 19 twenties era Atlantic City. He was in Ava Duvernay's limited series from Netflix about the Central Park, five played the father of one of the Boys who was unfairly accused of raping a woman in Central Park so many great characters where he explored the dignity and and and the challenges facing black men. In many different areas of time. That's NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talking about actor Michael K. Williams. Williams was found dead today at age 54, Eric. Thank you. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. The northern US.
Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"ava duvernay" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"Judge is refusing to block parts of Georgia's new voting law. The coalition for Good Governance sued asking a judge to block part of Georgia's new election law. They challenged the requirement that a voter request an absentee ballot at least 11 days before Election Day, as well as part of the law that carries criminal penalties for election observers that violate new rules, like watching a voter cast his ballot in a well lit touch screen. The judge declined to block these parts of the new law. As early voting has already begun in two statehouse runoff races, he said the risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election outweighs the alleged harms to the plaintiffs. Right now. There are multiple other lawsuits challenging Georgia's new law, including one from the Justice Department. Fox is Jessica Rosenthal, the White House just confirming that Jordan's King Abdullah will visit the White House later this month during a three week trip to the U. S. Will mark the first White House meeting with an Arab leader since the president took office. The White House calls it a chance to work on strengthening bilateral cooperation on multiple issues and to discuss the many challenges facing the Middle East. Veteran actress of both stage and screen is being remembered. Actress Suzanne Douglas has died, according to a woman identified as her cousin and ET on Facebook, who wrote Suzanne Douglas, a beautiful and talented actress. Made her transition. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. She was 64 years old Douglas played opposite Gregory Hines as the lead and tap. She also had roles in how Stella got her groove back. Parenthood and Ava Duvernay's When they see us Father guilt..
KPRC 950 AM
"ava duvernay" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Of Georgia's new voting law. The coalition for Good Governance sued asking a judge to block part of Georgia's new election law. They challenged the requirement that a voter request an absentee ballot at least 11 days before Election Day, as well as part of the law that carries criminal penalties for election observers that violate new rules, like watching a voter cast his ballot in a well lit touch screen. The judge declined to block these parts of the new law. As early voting has already begun in two statehouse runoff races, he said the risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election outweighs the alleged harms to the plaintiffs. Right now. There are multiple other lawsuits challenging Georgia's new law, including one from the Justice Department. Fox is Jessica Rosenthal, the White House just confirming that Jordan's King Abdullah will visit the White House later this month during a three week trip to the U. S. Will mark the first White House meeting with an Arab leaders since the president took office. The White House calls it a chance to work on strengthening bilateral cooperation on multiple issues and to discuss the many challenges facing the Middle East. A veteran actress of both stage and screen is being remembered. Actress Suzanne Douglas has died, according to a woman identified as her cousin and ET on Facebook, who wrote Suzanne Douglas, a beautiful and talented actress. Made her transition. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. She was 64 years old Douglas played opposite Gregory Hines as the lead and tap. She also had roles in how Stella got her groove back. Parenthood and Ava Duvernay's When they see us Father guilt..
How I Built This
"ava duvernay" Discussed on How I Built This
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How I Built This
"ava duvernay" Discussed on How I Built This
"It was just something that you really enjoy it. And it was a passion. I've really enjoyed it. It was a passionate the reason why is because there was no precedent for sustainable livelihood as a black woman filmmaker as recently as two thousand twelve. I'm i'm seriously telling you this is not humility or saying golly gee so i never thought like literally i could look at no one to say. She is making a full living in supporting her family alone on making movies as recently as two thousand twelve i. It was a woman named gene appearance. Would who was formative in that. I knew her personally. Newroz rounder at work. I was a publicist on a couple of things and she was actually she and her husband. Were pretty instrumental encouraging. Me and my script writing early on. I was they were my clients but there were two of them and they were black filmmakers and she had made a great film called eleven basketball and they were out pitching their things and making work but yet and still you know for many years in between the films that they were making and she was the only one i knew like one person so for me what i could see was a woman named linda. Shelton white woman out of seattle was filmmaker who made very tiny films that were so could and she somehow made a film almost every year and i thought oh maybe i can be like lynn shelton and make a little film. Every year that goes to festivals like. She gets to travel with her film. There's a review in the paper. It's nice i. I wanted to be like her still thinking. I will have to have a job. I will have to have a job. That was the extent of it. You went on to make a documentary about the good life cafe where you had performed back in college and then i guess right after that you you start to work on an entirely different kind of film a narrative which was based on your experience of taking care of your aunt anthony's who was who'd been sick with with cancer A few years earlier right. Yeah yeah she had had a recurrence of her. Breast cancer was like a stage. To the first time she had a Surgery and then came back six years later which was the cruel part of your in five years. You're out of the woods and then like six year came back at a stage. Four and i remember 'cause we moved into a house together after she got diagnosed. I gave up my apartment. I moved her out of her apartment and we moved to an apartment near the beach in an area that she always wanted to live in long beach because at that point she was basically given a death sentence. A certain amount of time to live. I want to make sure that she was in a place that she found beautiful and enjoyed and so the film basically tells a story of a young woman dealing with the loss of her her beloved aunt. And you named it after. I guess you named after the youtube i will follow. So what what. Tell me about that connection. The connection is that denise. My aunt was a big youtube fan and really passed on that love of them to me. I remember you know she. One of the things about her is that she loved things that people in her family and in her community didn't necessarily have access to to love. I won't say that in love it to sit in here. They didn't know it. I think they would have loved it if they would've had access to it and felt like it was something that they were exposed to but she exposed herself to it in somehow she loved rock and of course she loved all black music too but she had a broader palette anyway within that she loved you two. She took me to my first amnesty international concert crap seats because she didn't have any money in a concert hall. Think it was the coliseum and you comes out and she said listen to this song amtrak all white people and like this is very white environment. Okay and i was not used to that. She worked on up there. We're in there and she said listen to this song. It's about martin. Luther gay pride because like it's martin luther king. They're playing martin. Luther king like yeah listen to it and listen to it get emotional occupy right now thinking about it so bano in the hedge and larry. They're up there rocking out to pride. I'm trying to catch the lyrics. I'm trying to. And i start to hear the story. And i started to put it together and i was like i think i think i think this is about martin luther king and that was it hook line and sinker. Can't tell me nothing about you to love him. Love him love him so the title of the film which is about my last year. Living with my aunt denise before she passed is entitled. I will follow which is a famous utusan and from what i understand eva. The the film was self distributed right and am curious about this idea because i think a lot of people who are not in the film industry. Don't quite understand how this works so when you say you are self distributed. Does that mean that you are literally sending it out like sending out the films to theaters to screen like what does that entail. Yeah with liken it to someone who bakes a cake in their kitchen and then has to somehow get it on the shelf of the rosary. Store your lady. Who makes cakes. But how do you get it in the walmart. Yeah so that's distribution and so independent film was a homemade cake and theaters are walmart's big chains walmart's now it's got to be much easier for that homemade baker to get their goods in a small local bakery small independent theater. Yeah so that's what we did so we would go to them and we would talk about the film and try to get the film in these theaters and there's a lot of segregation in those theaters. A lot of It's another part of the puzzle of hollywood. That's very close to people of color particularly black people. 'cause they're not owned by us and you have to trust and hope that the person that you're pitching story to sees the value in story so if i'm pitching Story about a black woman who is dying of cancer and her niece and they both love you to in. They're just talking about life or death issues in the house. Which is what. I will follow us. Few don't think that you have an audience for that. If you're not sure how your audience will take to it then. You won't book because you have seats to sell right business. And so that distribution is we take this film and we somehow get into the local bakery into the bigger chains and so that was what we did store by store cake by cake hand to hand and so one of the things we tapped into was all the beautiful black film festivals around the country who had supported me as a filmmaker early on with the short films. Early documentary I went to them and said look. You're the only person i know in boston boston. Black film festival urban world in new york. I don't know people out. But i know you. Would you help me get this film out which you helped me. Present this film and so start to put together a coalition of black film festivals that not only supported my work outside of their festival because they had lists of film lovers blackcomb lovers. They had relationships with theaters where they show their festivals. They had marketing apparatus around the festival. So i was able to convince those festivals to pull the trigger on their marketing apparatus. Festival was not in session and to split the prophets of whatever. I made at the box office with them. And so that's how. I created the african american film festival releasing movement which we call the firm and basically a firm becomes like this sort of independent distribution company. I think they're sending out indie films to theaters and festivals and later of course which will get to affirm becomes array. Which is would it's known as today And that was covered on cnn. And you know new york times and this new way of distributing black film in a very kind of crass rooted way eventually you know not stopping knocking on doors. I'm eventually you know eventually got us into amc theaters. Yeah but yeah also accepting and really thinking about where other spaces where we can show film. Why can't i show film at the museum. They have a screen. Why can't i shall film at the university. Why can't i show him film at the you know black women sorority rotary club. Whatever so started to count those screens. That film i will follow ended up getting some pretty great reviews. Roger ebert was basically telling everyone to go see it. I think he said it was one of the best films he'd seen about the death of a loved one. And then after that you start working under her next film called middle of nowhere. And i wanna ask you about about funding for that because as as i understand it you were financing these films with your own money like i will follow you. Use the money saved for downpayment house so when you started a torque middle of nowhere did you. Did you also sell finance or did you try to raise money. Yeah the second one. I use profits from the first one plus my landlord in my office building said oh i have some friends who might invest and so he collected twenty thousand ten thousand fifty thousand from some people. He knew that were doing pretty well. I mean like not film people just people who had extra twenty grand despair and we put together like two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in made middle of nowhere. That film was also the first time you worked with david yellow. How did you guys meet as you come together. Well this is a very rare example of meeting a phone call from an actor. Saying i've read the script he called. You have the blue one day. I knew who. He was as an actor but he wasn't huge. At that time. I mean i knew he was because i know all the black actors but he had been like he had had a small part. One scene in lincoln spielberg's lincoln. You know he played like the bad guy in planet of the apes you know. He had had like small roles in good films. Yeah he had been on a plane to do looping which is additional dialogue recording eighty are on planet of the apes he was flying from. La to toronto to do. Eighty are in sitting next to a man so strange who says oh my gosh is this you. The man opens his laptop and he's been watching on his laptop. A show that david was in in the uk called spooks spy. Show and david psycho. Yeah that's you know. Thank you thank you get to talking in the guy in about a half hour and says can i ask you. Ask you advice onto something. That's come my way this weird thing that's come is like i have nothing to do with entertainment industry. But i've been asked by my friend to invest in this independent film. Should i david psycho. Bad idea never invest. Don't invest in a film. You know who is he sees he said. Yeah it's by this woman display women. I thought you might know. Her name rene just a week before he had seen me on. Cnn talking about a firm which was our distribution thing. He said i just saw her on. Cnn he said. Can i read the script. So the guy gives them the script. He reads.
How I Built This
"ava duvernay" Discussed on How I Built This
"Like this and so that really catalyzed the idea of of china make some films when we come back in just a moment however made her first twelve minute movie and how a chance meeting on an airplane would change the trajectory of her career. Stay with us guys. And you're listening. To how i built this from. Npr.
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"ava duvernay" Discussed on How I Built This
"For every major studio in hollywood. I mean as you kind of went on your own One of the things. I'm always curious about is how people get customers in the early days. Did you have to go out and and kind of pitch yourself or or things kind of coming in through word of mouth. Yeah you know some of that idea of you know. This is a young black woman. And i worked on. You know black stuff and lady stuff anything to do with women anything to do with youth animation and so that's basically how i started in that business was coming in really nicely and so and yeah we would pitch we pitch stuff send out. Proposals rarely cold. I had those context but but yeah it was a constantly. That business is constantly china. Make sure you have enough business And that you're servicing those clients so they'll come back again and were you. I mean were you like also managing like press junkets for for stars. You know when come you will see. You would be the person with them at times while they would do the five minute tv interview after interview after interview. Yep that's my job. I do red carpets. That's why whenever. I walk on a red carpet now. I have so much respect for the people who hard work is very hard work a red carpet most people who are notable who are asked to go on a recarpet. They walk out there thinking. I'm star like this or this is my moment or i have to do the carpet. You know my gosh. I don't wanna do it or whatever and people were yelling your name and you're doing the whole thing but you gotta think back to two weeks. Before when that recarpeted was constructed immediately alert was written. It was sent out everyone. That's on that carpet yelling. Your name was booked. Confirmed directions had to be sent to them. They arrived they had to be put in their places often times. They fight over their place. I wanna stand here. No i'm here. The publicist they're trying to wrangle. That you know the red carpet company that has to come and put down the red carpet. Put up the stanton's put up the lights. There's a whole industry around this the hair and makeup and the hotels that participate in. I mean it's it's a machine and it's a You know it's a machine that's around the business of selling movies. And that's what i did. I i've always felt like a publicist has to have the same level of patients as like a realtor or even a talent agent in that they are servicing clients. Who can sometimes be really difficult right. Like if you're a realtor your client might blaine. You thousand doesn't sell for what they want. Or if your publicist the client might blame you. If they don't get as much publicity as they think they should get did you. How would you handle that kind of. I don't know. Are you just super patient. No i'm not patient at all. I didn't do that kind of publicity. So in your in your example like a real estate agent. That's so true. The real estate agent has to be the patient one. Because they're interfacing with the client. I would be considered a broker. I was the publicist for the film. Not the individual people. So i didn't have to deal with how you got your hair done and why you didn't like your sandwich and this person was mean to you and you don't like that question right. So my clients were studios in networks not individual people and that was by design because not patient. I'm not gonna tell you everything's okay if it's not. I'm not going to sit there and listen to your sad story when you're sad story is you. Don't like your sandwich saying. I would be the one that would be able to just have the straight talk with the client. You know what. I liken it to guy i was your. I'm not your mom. okay. I don't have to go home with you and be with you forever. You come over grandma's house you have a nice time. She sends you home after a certain period of time. That's what i was. I was with you for the period of this film. And when the film is over you go somewhere else so it allowed me to be transparent to be able to say what i meant and what we needed and just to talk straight and i found that that that really helped me as a director when you. I mean as 'cause. I know you worked with clint eastwood. Bill condon and a bunch of really well known directors and read that you were brought onto work to publicity for the film collateral michael mann film which was kind of a turning point for you and i used to think about what you wanted to do is that is that right. Yeah that was a big deal for me to be on the set of collateral. First of all it was just so cool the concept of the film but also said very hot actress at the time. Tom cruise jada pinkett jamie fox. A young javier bardem and it was just a exhilarating project work on but yeah something happened on this. That set i ice a couple of things. First of all he was using these digital cameras and it was the first time i'd ever seen a film shot on a digital camera. He was one of the first to use these digital cameras called vipers which could shoot through the night. You could see the depth of the night it would capture distance in the night which is why that film looks so milky and gorgeous and then also he was shooting in a part of town that i knew very well east. La shot a lot in east la with brown people and black people and the story had black people in it and brown people. And i thought. Wow he's shooting. Kind of like in the hoods that i know and i just began watching him thinking. Oh i i wanna do that. I've been on many sets before and it never really hit me like i want to do that. I'd been on sets before where i thought i could do. I could do what he's doing you know everyone's on a set watches now. I know people think that now because they're watching me on set and they'd be like i can do. I can totally do that. But i wasn't until i was on that set where i thought. Oh i want to do that. I want to use those cameras. I want to tell a story like this with actors.
"ava duvernay" Discussed on WJR 760
"Voices America trusts downloaded now. The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing about the Fourth of People Act, which could change how elections run around the country showdown in the Senate over Democrats sweeping election bill, which Republicans air calling a blatant power grab. Rules Committee chair Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, let off a hearing are growing support for the legislation. We need to take these threats to our democracy, head on with immediate action to restore American's confidence in our political system, and that's exactly what the for the people act US. These are proposals that a majority of Americans agree with Republicans are fired up to fight the bill are giving it tramples on state control of elections mandated by the Constitution in Washington. Mike Emanuel Fox News, California governor, Gavin Newsom is proposing spending $12 billion to get more homeless people into housing and and family homelessness within five years. It's estimated that California is about 161,000 homeless, more than any other state. Celebrities are voicing their support for NBC's decision to not air the Golden Globe Awards next year over what critics say is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is lack of diversity, and he took to Twitter to support the cancelations by the network as well as Netflix. In Amazon's recent decisions to cut ties with the group, filmmaker and activist Ava Duvernay on Twitter wrote. Everything matters even this the ripple effects. Echo through our industry, especially for black artists and artists of color. She also supported Tom Cruise is move overturning history. Golden GLOBES Scarlett Johansson called the organization sexist and said it was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein. Michelle Pelino. Fox News US Employers posted a record number of available jobs in March at total job gains increased only modestly, according to a Labor Department report issued today. Least Scylla. Sarah, and this is Fox News. A strong work ethic takes pride in a job Well done. This is you, but to get.
Yaphet Kotto, 'Alien' Actor and Bond Villain, Has Died at 81
"Yaphet Kotto has died Kowtow, played a bond villain and starred in the movies Alien A Midnight run. His wife confirmed his death on Facebook. He was 81 years old. MPR's Elizabeth Blair has this remembrance. With a burly presence and a wide smile. Yaphet kowtow could play both tough and charming. In NBC's homicide. Life on the streets, Kowtow played a hardened but paternal Baltimore police lieutenant, a role that earned him for and double up Image Award nominations. You can't serve two masters, Michael. Yeah, that Kota was born in New York City. He landed his first acting job at age 19, playing a fellow on stage. Kota was nominated for an Emmy for playing Edie Amine in the 1976 TV movie raid on and to be paying tribute to kowtow director Ava Duvernay rights. He's one of those actors who deserved more than the parts he got. He took those parts and made them wonderful. All the same Elizabeth
"ava duvernay" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"What do you expect it to go to something like that? You deserve to get punched in the head. How horrible man. Unbelievable. It's just hard. You have a little girl right now. But she's gonna be a teenager. One day She goes to Catholic School three, but she won't She's going nursery school. That's why we actually moved to that neighborhood cause there's a Catholic school in walking. That's up the block because it is frightening what's happening in the public school system, and I wouldn't have known about this except for this journalist. He were. He writes for the City Journal, and he put it out there and I said, No, this can't be real, and it's a 52 page document. And if this is happening right here in New York City, where else is it happening all over the place? And, you know the kids are allowed to go back to school and you have the suburbs where I live in the suburbs. You pay a fortune as you do to in taxes while playing nice big school taxes. For our schools that they never use that. Just like in Florida? Yeah. Why are we getting a refund The kids that you're not getting a refund. Some school districts are actually doing now They're giving money back. This is a scam. That was just scam and something's going on. And we need to have this investigator. It's a sham. Look, it all started on campus, and it has spread into society schools, our military and political institute. I mean, my kids don't spend any time in the curriculum learning about 9 11. But they spend countless hours about slavery and the plight of the black man in this country. I mean, they're making a movie now for this low life Colin Kaepernick kid. He's a low life. Who, by the way, your kids are making a movie. Probably what is making Ava Duvernay You know, she is now very famous black director producer. She actually made the movie about the kids want wilding in the park. And such. Park five got off from raping that girl friend. She got Linda Fairstein canceled right. She basically did. So they're making this movie and, according to reports, there are some white folks out there that are very upset about this movie and the showing up on the set. And the actors Jade Michael, I guess is playing a young talent Kaepernick. They're scared to death, So they had to stop production because you know the anti BLM people. US white people are out there making life miserable for the people on the set. If you believe that If you believe that I've got a great CDs to sell to you. Listen, there are a lot of black anti blm people that like no, We do not want it to fund the police. We want the police. It's not just white. S Oh, yeah, that ever do. Let me point this out about Colin Capital Film Ocean. It pointed out that he donates big money to Ah, charity called Asada's daughters. And Asada Shakur is who Asada is a K A. Joanne Chesimard, the cop killer. That's Who Colin Kaepernick donates to enough, said Lydia. Take it away. That's your but I know it's just so frustrating because all this is doing is dividing the country further making people more angry. And just to be clear. We're not anti BLM for black lives matter. We say we are inside that organization. Yeah, we're inside that organization that seeks to radicalize all of it. I'm sick of all of it. I'm not gonna publish it anymore by saying I like black people just don't like the moment. I don't Yeah. Let's go. That's why you got 50% of kids that then communism is okay. You know, there was a study that said, 50% of like high school. Kids think Communism is okay. I know we gotta go to break. This is a Benjamin Steakhouse report. Check them out. They got the medium. I like the meat..
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"Coach Koala volunteers his time for the Saints while he's looking for a job. Is a gift for inspiration. He's the one that brings out the eagerness and drive and determination and I'm changed. He'd make some believe that they could do anything that could be anybody at any given time. Voila told some kids that they could fly. They will go home to Mommy. Daddy, like a flock of Wild said I could fly by the end of this four part series. We're all rooting for these kids to soar high. We are. The Brooklyn Saints is now streaming on Netflix. For more information, visit w n Y c dot org's slash Doc's new job things You're going to get easier. Oh, child, things will get brighter. It's w When Y c you're listening. All things considered, there is more just ahead after a short break. The band Weezer. You might know them as a rock band, of course, but they're out with the new orchestral album. It's part of front Man River. Cuomo's quest to find opposing sounds in his music. We'll hear more about okay human just after the break. Maria Hinojosa. Next time on Latino USA 50 years after President Nixon declared a so called war on drugs, the U. S isn't any closer to winning it. We talk about the movement for drug decriminalization. And why no victory is possible without health and social justice. That's next time on Latino USA Tonight at nine on 93.9 FM w. N. Y C Support for W. N. Y. C comes from Netflix. Presenting the White Tiger. Directed by Ramin Bahrani and produced by Ava Duvernay and Priyanka Chopra. Jonas A. Netflix. January 22nd awards eligible leadership support for W. N. Y. C comes from the Drome Al Green Foundation, a proud supporter of New York City's major cultural institutions..
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Netflix announces new series about Colin Kaepernick
"You may not have a job in the NFL, but Colin Kaepernick's life is being made into a TV series Kaepernick teaming up with Netflix and Ava Duvernay for six part drama Kaepernick will narrate the show and an actor. Just to play the younger football stars. No word yet when we'll see Colin and
Jason and Alexis
Ava DuVernay joins the film academy's Board of Governors
"Ava duvernay got some good news yesterday and it's good news for all of us that are fans of the motion picture industry what what happened yes so the academy of motion picture arts and sciences sciences but I she's been elected to the board of governors she's one of six to start her first term of course eva she did Selma thirteenth the move it we just kind of briefly talked about and when they see S. so she has been she is joining the directors branch no I don't know much about this after reading this in a little bit more but they're seventeen different branches to the academy and they represent directors casting directors film editors all do you know make up and hair stylist visual effects all different parts of making a film and so in the academy in the board of directors each branch there seventeen is represented by three governors so she'll be of course with the directors they can serve up to three years for three consecutive terms and basically what they do is they think about the vision of the academy they want to preserve their financial health and then make sure that they're doing what they say they're going to be doing yeah and of course representation is very important state right now with the increase of the six people there's five and twenty six women it now on the board and twelve people of color and then so try to figure out how many total that is it's almost half for women which is good that's fantastic and then of course with women of and there are people of color it looks like a click a quarter so but that's good Hey it's about time I'm surprised she hasn't been asked to be on this board
Ron St. Pierre
Former prosecutor sues Netflix over Central Park 5 series
"Seven Linda fair Steen is going after Netflix and an actress over her depiction in a series of the Central Park five here's fox's Michelle Paulino former New York prosecutor Linda faerstein sued Netflix ava duvernay and the writer behind when they see us to run a series on the now exonerated Central Park five pairs team claims the show portrayed her as a racist unethical
Emmy Special: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
"Welcome to the frame emme special from KPCC in Los Angeles. I'm John Horn the host of the frame and I'm Lorraine Ali television critic for the La Times Save. We'll hear from a lot of nominees. It's about their work and their shows and we'll talk about. Emmys can tell us about the state of television right now. which is a really really interesting state? Yeah and one thing I want to talk about is he is late night. Talk shows I mean I know. We think that that's a place to go for humor and some jokes. I'm finding some of the best documentary reporting on television right now is happening on shows like John Oliver Samantha B so we'll cover that I am really looking forward to the limited series category this year because it is dumbass about stuff that has been on television talking about Chernobyl when they see us Fussy verdon escaping down more these are excellent shows and the limited series category used to be kind of like now. It's like that is the place that we're looking at it. I'm looking forward to see what happens with that but we're going to start with a comedy series and that Atas veep its lead actress could make some Emmy History Julia Louis and the emmy goes to even Julia Louis Dreyfuss. Let me try to annoy drivers now for most emmys one by performer and the same the same series peaches came back for its final season. There is another big final season it rhymes with game of thrones it is getting thrown and so on but before veep wrapped up its final season. I had a chance to speak with Julia Louis Dreyfuss. There's a lot of grief around the end of a series assuming the series has been a a good thing and a happy thing which in our case it has been and that has an incredible bitter sweetness to it that can really got you and it did. Let's talk about the final season running for President and she is asked a basic question of very early in the season which is why and other people are curious but here's a conversation. I bet she has with Gary who's played by Tony Hill because it is my God is was the game changer. I took bombed the glass ceiling. I shave my in the sink of the Old Boys Club for three years. He kept me chained to a radiator some basement in Cleveland. So as far as I'm concerned America owes me an eight year stay in the White House at this time. I want a war yeah. What is it like listening to that. It's gobs of fun. I think that's so well written so I was just sort of listening to the language you you know she's not a great candidate. That's not under state but I appreciate her her bitterness and her struggle when you are playing her. You'll have some way of saying okay. I know that this is a character and and I know that what she wants is not something that she's able to express but that's the actor plane her. I have to believe what it is. She wants here's how I would answer that. She's he's a very horrible human being and hideously behaved and really has no leadership skills whatsoever or no point view even other than her own narcissistic endeavor but when you player you have to come at it from well bill why and once you start to humanize that horrible nece you can find a way in to play it with a certain amount of well in a weird way. I say empathy and even though I'm not necessarily asking the viewer to be empathetic. I just want the viewer to laugh off but it just perhaps that keeps her from being hated by the audience right. What are the greater kinds of compliments. You can get from people who work in politics. I I hear time and time again. This is what it's really like in Washington and you know. I- winces I say that too but yeah that's that's what we hear. I had the great good fortune into meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once and she told me that she got together with Justice Scalia. When veep was on on the air every week to discuss the past week's episode because there were both fans imagine that are can't? I know I would do anything thing to have those conversations. Let's hope somebody recorded them. I know maybe the FBI
24 Hour News
Let’s Go Crazy: Ava DuVernay “Honored” To Be Making Prince Docu At Netflix
"The prince documentary will be her second for net flicks. She also directed the thirteenth about mass incarceration as a form of continued slavery for African Americans. It was nominated for best documentary by the Academy Awards and won an EMMY award for outstanding documentary US consumer confidence rose again this month hitting a new eighteen year, high the Conference Board says its consumer confidence index climbed to one hundred thirty seven point nine in October from one hundred thirty five point three in September. Both readings are the highest since September of two thousand the index measures. Consumers
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Ava DuVernay will direct DC's film adaptation of 'New Gods'
"To a national park in michigan over the next three years to replenish a population that's nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease the national park service says it's reached a tentative decision to bring about twenty to thirty of the wolves to i'll royal national park it'll make a final decision in thirty days after the public has reviewed a new environmental statements that endorses the plan wolves made their way to the lake superior island in the late nineteen forties since then they've played a valuable role in keeping the moose population in check and they've become a cherished symbol of the remote wilderness outpost but the wolves numbers have fallen drastically only two are believed to be alive today a wrinkle in time may have disappointed at the box office but it's director already has her next gig lined up warner brothers says eva do vernay will direct the new gods a dc comics property created by the famed comic book artist jack kirby it's an elaborate science fiction work part of kirby's fourth world saga about two warring alien planets it debuted in nineteen seventyone do vernay became the first african american woman to direct a live action movie with a budget of one hundred million dollars or more with disney's a wrinkle in time but it debuted last.