Friday, October 5, 2012

Ava DuVernay profile in the NYT 10/7

...A film marketer turned filmmaker, she knows her audience and how to stoke its desire. She speaks both as an artist and as an entrepreneur who is clearing a new path for film distribution. To the predominantly African-American crowd at BlackStar she talked about how to end-run the studios and find private equity to finance indie films. “It’s not about knocking on closed doors,” she said. “It’s about building our own house and having our own door.”

The print edition of this New York Times article comes out Sunday, but you can read it online now. And you totally should. There's a reason I keep writing about this woman.

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