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  • All Aboard For Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ (Video)

    Nov 12, 14 by Ricardo A. Hazell Leave a comment


    *The slow build toward the debut of director Ava DuVernay‘s first big  budget film, “Selma,” is beginning to quicken as major media outlets and independents alike are starting to pick up on the fact that this is shaping up to be a pretty kick ass movie. We haven’t heard anyone say this is an ensemble […]

  • First Look: David Oyelowo as MLK in New ‘Selma’ Trailer (Watch)

    Nov 7, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Paramount has released the first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma.” David Oyelowo stars as the iconic civil rights leader. The pic tracks King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, culminating in the Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights […]

  • AFI Fest to Screen 30 Minutes of ‘Selma’ Footage, Followed by Q&A

    Oct 31, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *The AFI Fest is going the extra mile for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King pic “Selma.” The annual film festival, taking place November 6 – 13 in Hollywood, will host a 30-minute, first-look screening of footage from the movie, followed by a conversation with DuVernay, producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and star […]

  • UK Black History Month: David Oyelowo Talks UK’s Denial of Black Culture

    Oct 16, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *David Oyelowo, the star of the upcoming Martin Luther King movie, “Selma,” called out his home country, the UK, for its lack of representation of black culture on the small and silver screens — saying the UK doesn’t utilize black actors and stories involving black folks. “There is a bizarre denial of our country’s black history,” he told […]

  • Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Set for Spotlight at Urbanworld Film Festival

    Sep 13, 14 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment


    *Writer/director Ava Duvernay is set for the spotlight at the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival — conversing about her upcoming and high-anticipated film, “Selma.” Duvernay will show never-before-seen-scenes from the film at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14.  Urbanworld executive producer Gabrielle Glore will moderate the event. “It […]

  • Ava DuVernay on Her ‘Selma’ Full Circle; & How David Oyelowo ‘Got Me the Job’

    Jul 25, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Before filmmaker Ava Duvernay became the 2012 darling of Sundance for her second feature film “Middle of Nowhere,” she was one of Hollywood’s most sought after publicists. Her marketing and publicity firm The DuVernay Agency (later known as DVA Media + Marketing), specializing in the African American market, worked more than 100 film and television […]