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Ava DuVernay Jumps to CAA From Paradigm

Agency adds the director of 2014’s ”Selma,“ which was nominated for Best Picture at Academy Awards

“Selma” director Ava DuVernay has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation after leaving her former agency Paradigm, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap Sunday.

DuVernay was the first African-American director to be nominated for a Golden Globe. The historic nomination was for 2014’s “Selma,” the Martin Luther King biopic that went on to be nominated for two Academy Awards, best picture and best original song, which it won.

Though movies have been her focus, DuVernay has lined up an original series for Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network.

DuVernay will write, direct and executive produce the dramatic series based on author Natalie Baszile’s novel “Queen Sugar,” about an upscale black family in Los Angeles that moves back to the family’s sugar cane farm in Louisiana.