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Starz Announces Romantic Drama From Ava Duvernay, Lauren Ridloff And Joshua Jackson

STARZ President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch announced today at the company’s inaugural #TakeTheLead Summit that it is developing an untitled romantic drama executive produced by award-winning director, producer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar,” “When They See Us,” “Colin in Black & White”), Lauren Ridloff (Eternals, “The Walking Dead”) and Joshua Jackson (“When They See Us,” “Dr. Death”). The project has received a script-to-series commitment for three seasons (18 episodes) upon official greenlight. Kat Candler (“Queen Sugar,” “13 Reasons Why”) will write the first episode and serve as executive producer and showrunner. Paul Garnes (“Queen Sugar,” “Colin in Black & White”) will also executive produce.
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Romantic Drama From Ava DuVernay, Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff Eyed at Starz, for Possible 3-Season Pickup

Click here to read the full article. Starz is developing a romantic drama to be executive-produced by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) and Joshua Jackson (Dr. Death). If ordered to series, it will be for three seasons, 18 total half-hour episodes. Ridloff and Jackson, who previously starred opposite each other in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God, will also star in the series, while  Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar, Colin in Black & White) is another EP. With Kat Candler (Queen Sugar) serving as showrunner and writing the first episode, the untitled series follows two polar opposites who become intertwined...
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Ava DuVernay Has A Romantic Drama Series On The Way Starring Lauren Ridloff And Joshua Jackson

If you're still devastated regarding the cancellation announcement of Ava DuVernay's animated "Wings of Fire" over at Netflix, hopefully the good news from Starz will help lift your spirits. As was first announced today, DuVernay is currently developing a romantic drama series for the premium cable network, with Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson starring. The untitled project was given a three-season script-to-series commitment, so it's clear that Starz thinks they've got a hit on their hands. If the development is greenlit, the new series would exist in three six-episode seasons.
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Ava DuVernay to Develop Romantic Drama with Lauren Ridloff, Joshua Jackson at Starz

Click here to read the full article. Starz announced that Ava DuVernay is developing an untitled romantic drama, which she will executive produce alongside stars Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson. The series will follow two polar opposites who become intertwined in a love affair that turns their worlds – and those of everyone around them – upside down. The half-hour drama will chronicle what it takes to fall and stay in a radical, rebellious love. One person is ambitious, while the other is restless. One is ready to commit, while the other debates the merits of relationships. One is Black and...
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Netflix Scraps Several Animated Projects Including Series From Ava DuVernay

Netflix has scrapped several animated projects, including Ava DuVernay's Wings of Fire. On Tuesday, the streamer scrapped that project along with the preschooler-aimed Antiracist Baby, and the film With Kind Regards From Kindergarten. Netflix also scraped the documentary companion to Stamped From the Beginning, titled Stamped: Racism Antiracism and You. Stamped From the Beginning is in post-production and will continue to move forward.
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How to Watch “One Perfect Shot” docuseries with Ava DuVernay

New documentary series One Perfect Shot premieres today. Stream every minute of movie-making-magic with an HBO Max subscription. Hosted by Ava DuVernay, One Perfect Shot is a new six-episode documentary series following some of the industry’s most innovative filmmakers’ roads to their iconic shots. The show features Jon Chu, Kasi Lemmons, Patty Jenkins, Malcolm Lee, Michael Mann, and Aaron Sorkin—including interviews and behind the scenes footage to showcase an in-depth look at each visionary’s memorable frames. Viewers are given the chance to witness and learn from the production of those scenes that resonate (even after the movie ends). You don’t want to miss the premiere. Click here to start watching One Perfect Shot.
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‘DMZ’ Review: Rosario Dawson Stars In A Sentimental DC Comics Adaptation Of Dystopian Grift From Ava DuVernay

Based on the DC Comics series from Riccardo Burchielli and Brian Wood of the same name, the demilitarized zone of Roberto Patino’s four-part HBO series “DMZ” can be full of surprises. It’s what we know as Manhattan, after a civil war between the Free States of America and the United States of America. We initially see the DMZ as a place of ruins, of sprawling weeds taking over once busy intersections, but then realize the possibility it shows. There are no police; the McDonald’s sign is a mere trash heap; different neighborhoods have created their own vibrant communities, like the gangs in Walter Hill’s “The Warriors.” It only looks like “I Am Legend,” especially when we get a sense of the 300,000 people making it their proud home. “DMZ” can be compelling however emotionally broad in observing what parts of our modern humanity would survive in a potential war zone, especially when a new democracy is at stake.
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Award-Winning Director Ava DuVernay & Producer Roberto Patino on "DMZ"

"DMZ" is the new HBO series based on the popular comic book series. Executive producers Ava DuVernay (who also directs the first episode) and Roberto Patino (who created & writes the series) joined us to talk about creating the series and why it's so timely. “DMZ” chronicles the harrowing journey...
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Women in film: Recognizing Ava Duvernay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — March is International Women’s Month. To celebrate, FOX4 Film Critic Shawn Edwards is featuring a prominent and groundbreaking woman who has made an impact in the film industry. Filmmaker Ava Duvernay was the first black woman to win the Directing Award in the U.S....
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HBO Max and Scener Partner for DMZ Virtual Premiere With Creator and Executive Producer Roberto Patino, Executive Producer Ava DuVernay and Actors Benjamin Bratt, Rosario Dawson, Hoon Lee and Freddy Miyares

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 15, 2022-- Scener and HBO Max have partnered to host a star-studded virtual screening of DMZ, the new Max Original series from the DC Universe, on Thursday, March 17 at 6PM PDT / 9PM EDT. To celebrate the same-day debut of the series, DMZ fans can join this interactive watch party with Creator and Executive Producer Roberto Patino and Executive Producer Ava DuVernay and actors Benjamin Bratt, Rosario Dawson, Hoon Lee and Freddy Miyares. Guests can RSVP today at dmz.scener.com.
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'DMZ' Director Ava Duvernay on How the Future Dystopia Reflects the Present

Director Ava Duvernay and Roberto Patino, both executive producers of the HBO series "DMZ," joined Cheddar News to talk about adapting the comic book about a future American civil war and a dystopian Manhattan. "I think it reflects a couple steps ahead of us. It really contemplates what happens if we can't kind of get our act together and be able to listen to each other and be able to be civil with folks we disagree with," said Duvernay. "It contemplates what's next if we don't kind of right our path."
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