“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” Kicks Off Girls people’s Historical past Month Celebrating Academy Award Nominee Ava DuVernay
Landmark Event to Air Friday, March 8th at 9PM on Global Girls people’s Day
(NEW YORK, NY – January 28, 2019) The Academy Award nominated director, producer and screenwriter at the aid of the flicks Selma, 13TH and A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, might perchance presumably perchance well be the important honoree to whom “VH1 Trailblazer Honors” pays tribute to kick off Girls people’s Historical past Month. The one-hour special will air on Global Girls people’s Day, Friday, March 8th at 9PM ET/PT on VH1 and Logo.
An Emmy, BAFTA and Peabody Award winner, DuVernay is a creator, director, producer and film distributor. Her characteristic directorial work involves the Oscar-winning historical drama SELMA, the Oscar-nominated legal justice documentary 13TH and Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, which made her the highest grossing African-American woman director in home field space of work historical past. DuVernay was the important African-American female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the important African-American female director to like her film nominated for the Academy Award for Excellent Picture, as well to first African-American filmmaker to possess close the Sundance Movie Festival’s Excellent Director Prize for her micro-price range film Heart Of Nowhere. She amplifies the work of oldsters of color and females of every variety through her distribution collective ARRAY, named one in every of Quick Firm’s Most Innovative Companies. In 2017, she was featured as one in every of Fortune Journal’s 50 Excellent Culture Leaders and TIME Journal’s a hundred Most Influential Folks. DuVernay sits on the board of Sundance Institute and is basically based in Los Angeles, California. For the time being, she is in manufacturing on her subsequent mission in step with the inappropriate crime case identified as “Central Park Five,” while overseeing manufacturing of her seriously-acclaimed TV sequence “Queen Sugar”.
“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” might perchance presumably perchance well like fun presently time’s most revered politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who like devoted their time and steadfast commitments to the females’s movement and past. Centered around this year’s improbable breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights, the annual match will characteristic the landmark achievements of its honorees. Additional honorees to be announced.
“VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will occur at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, a National Ancient Landmark and extension of the Ebell of Los Angeles, a A hundred twenty 5-year-broken-down group based by females for females.
Old Trailblazer Honorees embrace:
· Ryan Murphy, groundbreaking screenwriter, director and producer
· James Stanley Baldwin, creator and activist
· Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, social activists and oldsters of Trayvon Martin
· The ACLU Group
· Cyndi Lauper, prolific performer and equality activist
· Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, creators of Emmy award-winning “Will & Grace”
· Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan, DOMA challengers
· Jason Collins, first out apt male athlete in a well-known U.S. sport