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Ava DuVernay Responds to Trump’s Refusal to Apologize to Exonerated Men in Central Park Five Case

Thirty years later, President Trump is refusing to apologize to the five exonerated men in the Central Park jogger case. "It's expected," says Ava DuVerynay, filmmaker of Netflix's 'When They See Us.'

‘When They See Us’ Editors Talk Time-Jump Structure and the Importance of Getting the Story Right

Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro discuss how they and director Ava DuVernay structured the four-part limited series 'When They See Us.'

Central Park Five Prosecutor Resigns From Columbia Law Amid Backlash From Netflix Series

Former Central Park Five Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer resigned from Columbia Law due to the negative publicity generated by 'When They See Us.'

“It’s Part of the Job to Be Unsure”: Ava DuVernay, Ben Stiller and The Hollywood Reporter TV Director Roundtable

Ava DuVernay, Ben Stiller, Patty Jenkins, Adam McKay, Jean-Marc Vallée and David Nutter sound off on their disagreements with actors, lessons learned from social media, the high stakes of telling…

Ava DuVernay on Her Initial Reluctance to Stories Like ‘When They See Us’: “I Didn’t Want to Be Social Justice Girl”

DuVernay directs the Netflix limited series 'When They See Us.' She joined Ben Stiller, Adam McKay, Jean-Marc Vallée, Patty Jenkins and David Nutter for the TV Director Roundtable.

Central Park Five Prosecutor Pens Op-Ed Amid Backlash, Calls Netflix Series an “Outright Fabrication”

Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office who took the lead in the Central Park Five case, has accused Ava DuVernay of defaming her and described the director's…

Ava DuVernay Talks Linda Fairstein With Oprah Winfrey During ‘When They See Us’ Event

Oprah Winfrey moderated an emotional discussion featuring Ava DuVernay and the Exonerated Five at an event for 'When They See Us,' during which the filmmaker said about Linda Fairstein, the onetime…

ACLU Honors Central Park Five at 25th Annual Luncheon

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California on Friday paid tribute to Ava DuVernay and her recent Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us' as well as its real-life subjects, the Central…

Central Park Five Prosecutor Dropped by Publisher After Netflix Series Outcry

Linda Fairstein has been dropped by her publisher as fallout continues for the former Central Park Five prosecutor over the wrongful conviction of five teens for the 1989 rape and beating of a female…

Central Park Five Prosecutor Resigns From Boards After Netflix Series Ignites Backlash

Former "Central Park Five" prosecutor Linda Fairstein has resigned from multiple boards after the release of Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us,' which has ignited new controversy…

How ‘When They See Us’ Puts Trump in the Hot Seat 

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us,' Netflix miniseries about the "Central Park Five," aims to erase the moniker, highlight the five innocent men and shine a light on the adults who failed them…

How ‘When They See Us,’ ‘Dirty John’ Depicted Notorious Crimes for TV

Creating a limited series based on true crime tales such as 'Escape at Dannemora,' 'A Very English Scandal,' and 'I Am The Night' requires creators, producers and directors to craft a story that…