Last week, the Crenshaw campus was full of activity, as filming began for Ava Duvernay's new project, "A Wrinkle in Time." Yet, no one was more excited than the sixteen students who were selected to participate in a job shadow behind the scenes of the film. These students, representing the Crenshaw HS VAPA Magnet program, were briefed by every department head of the production, before they were separated into groups to work in different departments of the film. According to our students, "this was a once in a life time experience." They spent two full days learning first-hand from industry professionals, and they had the opportunity to meet and speak to Ava Duvernay about her journey!
About Ava Duvernay
Nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes, writer/director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" was one of 2015's most critically acclaimed films. Her current directorial work includes her dramatic television series for The Oprah Winfrey Network entitled QUEEN SUGAR; her feature-length documentary on criminality and race relations entitled THE 13TH; and Disney's A WRINKLE IN TIME based on the Newberry Award-winning classic fantasy novel. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize for her previous feature "Middle of Nowhere," DuVernay's early directorial work includes "I Will Follow," "Venus Vs," and "This is The Life." She also distributes and amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY, named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood for 2016.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-ava-duvernay-wrinkle-in-time-20161102-story.html Source: LA Times