DuVernay told the publication in an article published Thursday that she remains a “generalist,” working on projects for both the big and small screens – and despite the hurdles that she faces as a black woman in the industry.
An annual 2019 USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative report revealed that women of color were “nearly invisible in film production – whether as directors, producers, or in below-the-line crew positions,” according to Stacy Smith, the initiative’s founder and director.
DuVernay added she is “consistently working as a black woman filmmaker in a space that is not very welcoming to black women filmmakers.”
She also shared that giving up a writing credit for her critically acclaimed 2014 film “Selma” was her “biggest career mistake so far.”
I worked with @ConstanceWu and @Jes_Chastain on my Jay-Z project a couple years ago. They played a founder mother of the United States and a futuristic investigative journalist. @MarieClaire got us together to talk about more future, more power, more sisterhood. Love to you both. pic.twitter.com/HELXU7oy9I— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 7, 2019