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Dee Tuck | 2021 The Root 100

Dee Tuck | 2021 The Root 100

Dee Tuck helped create a hiring database featuring creatives of color so that it’s easier for Hollywood players to diversify their workforce.

Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth have a plan to diversify crews. And Hollywood is on board

Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth have a plan to diversify crews. And Hollywood is on board

To hear Peter Roth tell it, friends, including J.J. Abrams, had been insisting he needed to know Ava DuVernay long before their first meeting. So when the longtime Warner Bros. TV executive found himself across from the filmmaker at the Los Angeles offices of Oprah Winfrey’s cable network, OWN, to discuss collaborating on DuVernay’s Louisiana-set television drama “Queen Sugar,” the creative connection, as they say, was instant.