Ava DuVernay Hopes Her Array Crew Database Is Obsolete in 10 Years

Initiative is designed to improve inclusion on Hollywood sets

"It’s so insane that it even needs to exist, I don’t even want to normalize the need for it," DuVernay said of her Array Crew database. Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Filmmaker and screenwriter Ava DuVernay became used to being the only Black person on set when she started working in Hollywood. But with a database she built and rolled out last month to help get underrepresented groups hired in the industry, she is hoping to make her experience a thing of the past.

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