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“Selma”‘s Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Reteam for Hurricane Katrina-Set Love Story/Murder Mystery

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“Selma” Director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo are teaming up again for a currently untitled Hurricane Katrina-set love story and murder mystery, for Participant Media.

DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, while Oyelowo is in negotiations to both star and also produce the project, which will mark the third time they’ve worked together as director and actor, following “Middle of Nowhere” and of course “Selma.”

Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will serve as executive producers.

“Hurricane Katrina is one of the most important social and environmental stories of our time,” said Participant’s King, adding, “Ava DuVernay has shown herself to be highly skilled at bringing intimacy and contemporary urgency to epic events. We have been looking for the right way to get back in business with Ava, and with David Oyelowo, and are proud to re-team with them on her original idea, which we believe will be a powerful film.”

“The story we’re interested in will explore the complexities of intimate relationships within times of chaos, while also examining the chaos itself. I’m looking forward to the journey.” added DuVernay.

article by Tambay A. Obenson via ShadowAndAct.com

“Middle Of Nowhere” Wins John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000) At Spirit Awards

 The 2013 Spirit Awards celebration is still ongoing at this very moment, as winners are revealed.   Announced just minutes ago, Ava DuVernay’s Middle Of Nowhere won the John Cassavetes Award – which is given to the best feature length film with a budget of under $500,000.

The film’s competition included Breakfast with CurtisMosquita y Mari, Starlet and The Color Wheel.

On the full list of nominess are titles and names that you’ll be familiar with like Beasts Of The Southern Wild (in several categories), Gimme the Loot (for Best First Feature), Rashida Jones (and Will McCormack) for Best First Screenplay (for Celeste and Jesse Forever), Wendell Pierce for Best Male Lead (for his performance in Four), The Central Park Five and The Waiting Room for Best DocumentaryWar Witch(Rebelle) for Best International Film, and Stones in the Sun (for the Piaget Producers Award). 

article by Courtney via indiewire.com