June 29, 2017 

LAWT News Service 

 

As Ava DuVernay puts the finishing touches on “A Wrinkle in Time,” one of the most anticipated movies for 2018.  The adaptation is based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle, which follows young Meg Murray and her younger brother Charles Wallace as they travel through space and time to search of their missing father.

 

There were no wrinkles in DuVernay’s season 2 premiere of OWN Network’s “Queen Sugar,” which aired last Tuesday. The episode averaged a 2.1 rating in the key women 25-54 demographic and 2.3 million total viewers, also making it the night’s number two cable telecast for women and number one with women in its time slot according to Nielsen data. The second episode on Wednesday landed a 1.6 rating and 1.7 million total viewers, making it Wednesday night’s number one cable telecast for women 25-54 and women 18-49 as well as number one in the time period across all cable with women 25-54, women 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, according to Variety. Ava DuVernay serves as executive producer and showrunner who made the conscious choice to hire all female directors for the second time on the Queen Sugar production.

 

DuVernay stopped by the BET Experience Genius Talk hosted by CharlamagneTha God for laughs and talked Oprah, directing, leadership and the importance to DVR Black shows that you like because those numbers count and that helps get more black shows on TV.

Category: Arts & Culture



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