Celebrity Cyber Report – Ava DuVernay

Published On February 28, 2020 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News, News and Analysis

Amazon Prime Video has hooked up with Ava DuVernay’s Array Filmworks and Victoria Mahoney to bring an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s highly regarded sci-fi novel “Dawn” to streaming television.

Octavia Butler is a rare black female science fiction writer who has been awarded both the Hugo and Nebula awards several times. In 1995 Butler became the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

DuVernay and Mahoney will make a formidable team to bring this work to Amazon. DuVernay is a highly accomplished filmmaker who has produced such work as the civil rights drama “Selma,” and the television hit “Scandal.” DuVernay is no stranger to streaming television. For Netflix she produced the racially charged drama “When The See Us.” DuVernay is not known for her sci-fiwork. She did however produce the fantasy film “A Wrinkle In Time” for Walt Disney Pictures starring Oprah Winfrey.

Mahoney helped direct the Star Wars saga “Rise of Skywalker” as well as episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Power and You.”

Victoria Mahoney

Mahoney will be the series writer and direct the pilot, but she and DuVernay will executive produce with others.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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