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What Marvel Has To Change if They Hire Ava DuVernay Call it the Wright-Jenkins Problem. It’s the state of tension between Marvel and a director with a strong vision. Obviously it’s not something unique to the superhero studio (directors have been leaving projects over “creative differences” since cameras were invented), but this particular problem is inherent in the way that Marvel has done business since launching Iron Man. Contrary to the current narrative, the issue of clashing directorial minds doesn’t stem from Marvel wanting or calling up work-for-hire filmmakers.

Exclusive: David Oyelowo In Four New Selma UK Posters The ides of marchDespite its Best Picture nomination, Selma is currently billed as the Film The Oscars Forgot. But don't let that Academy Awards snub and its ensuing fallout, likely to linger into a second week, dampen your anticipation. Ava DuVernay's account of Martin Luther King's march in Selma, Alabama in March 1965 features a powerhouse turn from David Oyelowo and has plenty else to commend it. It also boasts four new UK posters, timed to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. Click below for a closer look.

Director Ava DuVernay‘s “Selma” and Alan Hicks’ “Keep on Keeping’ On” took home the jury prizes at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, with the winners being revealed on Saturday at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, California. “Selma,” selected as the award show’s opening night film, took home the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. The story focuses on the U.S. Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and its leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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As Ava DuVernay's "Selma" moves out into wide release Friday, just 10 days shy of the Martin Luther King holiday on Jan. 19, the film finds itself in a tug-of-war over accuracy and dramatic license.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Agreed to ‘Selma’ After Turning Down Role It took more than just pleas from “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to convince Oprah Winfrey to join the film’s cast. In fact, the TV mogul and actress said it was a story about the real-life Civil Rights activist she portrays that finally persuaded her to change her mind. In a previous interview with TheWrap, DuVernay revealed Winfrey “did not want to do it” and had to be asked several times. Winfrey explained in an E!

Oprah Winfrey Explains Why She Agreed to ‘Selma’ After Turning Down Role It took more than just pleas from “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to convince Oprah Winfrey to join the film’s cast. In fact, the TV mogul and actress said it was a story about the real-life Civil Rights activist she portrays that finally persuaded her to change her mind. In a previous interview with TheWrap, DuVernay revealed Winfrey “did not want to do it” and had to be asked several times. Winfrey explained in an E!

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