Ava DuVernay Net Worth
Ava DuVernay net worth and salary: Ava DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, and film distributor who has a net worth of $60 million. Ava DuVernay was born in Los Angeles, California in August 1972. She became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. DuVernay also became the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Selma. She also became the first black female director to have a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Selma. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. DuVernay worked as an intern for CBS News during the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She then became a junior publicist and worked at FOX before starting her own agency The DuVernay Agency which later became known as DVA Media + Marketing. She worked as a director and writer for the film Saturday Night Life in 2006. She directed and producer her first feature documentary This IS the Life in 2008. DuVernay directed and wrote the 2011 film I Will Follow. She won the U.S. Directing Award: Dramatic for Middle of Nowhere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2013 she directed an episode of the TV series Scandal. DuVernay directed and co-wrote the 2014 movie Selma which won her an African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Director and a Black Film Critics Award for Best Director. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, NAACP Image Award, and Satellite Award for Selma.
Warner Brothers Deal: In November 2018, Ava signed a $100 million multi-year exclusive production deal with Warner Brothers. Ava and her company Forward Movement will produce TV and movie projects for the studio to compete with Netflix.