Building on the success of “Selma,” Ava DuVernay is expanding her 5-year-old distribution company known as AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement), relaunching and enlarging the company as Array.
“I’ve always felt as if there were so many films that get made but not seen,” she told Variety. “The real focus of our company has always been distribution. What we’re doing now is opening our arms a little wider and enlarging our mission.”
The new Array — which features two more staffers coming on board — announced Tuesday that it has two films set for release this fall: South African director Sara Blecher’s coming-of-age drama “Ayanda and the Mechanic” and Takeshi Fukunaga’s debut feature, “Out of My Hand.”
The focus will be films by minorities and women. Array aims to significantly boost the number of films it releases beyond the original company’s two a year. AFFRM released DuVernay’s 2012 film “Middle of Nowhere.”
Source : Variety, author Dave McNary, September 9th, 2015