"Selma" director Ava DuVernay is among the 300 women behind Time's Up. Her company, Array Now, distributes movies by women and people of color. In her own projects – the TV series “Queen Sugar” and the upcoming Disney feature, “A Wrinkle In Time” – she is inclusive in her hiring of cast and crew. She tells The Frame's John Horn that whatever progress has been made in Hollywood has been given by the power structures that exist, and that now is the time for taking action.
There has been progress. It's been slow progress. But those gains have been given, I feel, and not quite taken. And we're in the time of taking, right? Not doling out.
DuVernay spoke on The Frame about seizing this moment – not only for women but on behalf of all people who have been marginalized by the power structure in Hollywood. And she identified what the Civil Rights movement could teach activists in Hollywood today.
Read more on DuVernay's thoughts here.