Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, supports a proposal for a test of movie scripts to show they respect diversity by featuring fully fledged characters from ethnic minorities. Photo: Reuters
Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, supports a proposal for a test of movie scripts to show they respect diversity by featuring fully fledged characters from ethnic minorities. Photo: Reuters

African American director backs test to monitor racial diversity in Hollywood

Ava DuVernay, who directed Martin Luther King film Selma, supports idea of a 'DuVernay test' for films to ensure actors from ethnic minorities 'have fully realised lives rather than serve as scenery in white stories'

Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, supports a proposal for a test of movie scripts to show they respect diversity by featuring fully fledged characters from ethnic minorities. Photo: Reuters
Ava DuVernay, director of the film Selma, supports a proposal for a test of movie scripts to show they respect diversity by featuring fully fledged characters from ethnic minorities. Photo: Reuters
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