Array Supports Female Filmmakers With Diverse Distribution

February 8, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

Array executive director Tilane Jones talks rising to the top of her field alongside friend and colleague Ava DuVernay. Jones sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to discuss the pair's 10 year working relationship and what they have done together during that time.

Jones explains that the company, which distributes films and content by people of color and female filmmakers, started with a bold move by DuVernay when she couldn't find distribution for her film "I Will Follow." The company has now distributed 17 films and supports female filmmakers who have a vision and want to get their stories told.

Finally, Jones discusses creating her own system and not being afraid to take the leap and building a community around women and bringing everyone into the fold and being able to support filmmakers. She says that is one of her proudest moments in her career and some of the best advice she can give others: don't be afraid to take the leap.