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Meredith Shea from ARRAY, the Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change, founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, talks about all things ARRAY, including ARRAY Crew, the below-the-line hiring database for film and television professionals. Meredith is responsible for managing and fostering relations with crew members, studio partners and industry organizations for ARRAY Crew. She also talks about her time with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

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‘The Woman King’ Crew Featured in THR

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Peabody Creators Series: Ava DuVernay on the Diversity Problems Peak TV Hasn’t Solved

Peabody Creators Series: Ava DuVernay on the Diversity Problems Peak TV Hasn’t Solved

Ava DuVernay was made for this moment. She’s a Black woman with a passion for social justice whose voice is desperately needed at this time. She slips easily from major films to documentaries to TV drama. Her eye for big-screen framing makes a small-screen documentary series like 13th, about racial justice and mass incarceration, more engaging for a wide audience; her knack for storytelling brings the harrowing tale of the Central Park Five to life in a dramatic series like When They See Us. It’s for all of these reasons that Peabody has recognized not only those two works (and Colin in Black and White with a nomination this year), but also DuVernay’s production company, ARRAY, with an Institutional Peabody Award.

‘The Woman King’ Crew Featured in THR

‘The Woman King’ Crew Featured in THR

Viola Davis and Gina Prince-Bythewood on the Battle to Get ‘The Woman King’ Made. ARRAY Crew Members cinematographer Polly Morgan, production designer Akin McKenzie, costume designer Gersha Phillips, and editor Terilyn Shropshire featured in The Hollywood Reporter.