How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

Ava DuVernay’s miniseries When They See Us, about the wrongful imprisonment of five teenagers accused of assaulting a jogger in Central Park, is up for multiple Emmy awards this Sunday, including miniseries, direction, writing, actor, and (twice!) best actress. After choosing it as the best miniseries on TV earlier this year, we asked DuVernay to talk to us about the direction, writing, and overall conception … Continue reading How Ava DuVernay Made When They See Us, the Year’s Best Miniseries

Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere

Congrats to her and the crew! This is fabulous. ~ Vida “When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s dramatization of the wrongful arrest and conviction of five black teenagers in New York City after the rape of a Central Park jogger 20 years ago, has been the most-viewed series on Netflix for the past 13 days. “‘When They See Us’ has been the most-watched series on … Continue reading Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere

The Mogul for This Moment: Ava DuVernay Takes on the Central Park Five, Trump and Her Own Ambition

With her Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ and a newly built downtown L.A. studio, the director is creating a modern Hollywood empire while tackling such complex issues as race, justice and that “rich, bloated, flamboyant guy” in the Oval Office: I’m not going to knock on any closed doors. I’m going to make my own door. Ava DuVernay is speed-walking through her offices at … Continue reading The Mogul for This Moment: Ava DuVernay Takes on the Central Park Five, Trump and Her Own Ambition

Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date

The new title — ‘When They See Us’ — embraces “the humanity of the men and not their politicized moniker,” explains DuVernay. “Our series gives the five men a platform to finally raise their voices and tell their full stories.” Ava DuVernay and Netflix have renamed their limited series centered on the Central Park Five case to When They See Us. The new title “embraces … Continue reading Ava DuVernay’s “Central Park Five” Netflix Limited Series Gets New Title, Premiere Date