Ava DuVernay On Thursday’s Launch Of Array Crew: On-Set Inclusion, Getting Studios & Streamers Onboard & How “This Isn’t The Yelp Of Job Searches”








SOURCE: Deadline.com | Dominic Patten
February 18, 2021

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: “I have to create and be a part of the change that I want to see, and so, after I go through the period of being on every panel and being in every article about diversity, I stopped doing that a couple years ago, and I said, no more panels,” Ava DuVernay says of the impetus to create Array Crew, which launches online Thursday. “We’re going to just build something that people can no longer say I don’t know how,” the When They See Us creator adds.

“This is how. Now will you do it? And that’s the question.”

Evolving over the past two years out of the Oscar nominee’s decade-old film collective and backed early on by Warner Bros TV’s Peter Roth, Array Crew offers productions access to qualified but underrepresented below-the-line crew members for hiring searches.