Ava DuVernay to Make Prince Documentary for Netflix

In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ava DuVernay is making a multi-part documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musicianís estate. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Princeís archives and span the artistís entire life. Photo: Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File
In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ava DuVernay is making a multi-part documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musicianís estate. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Princeís archives and span the artistís entire life.

October 30, 2018 12:53 PM

Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate.

The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire life.

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It will be the "Selma" filmmaker's second documentary for Netflix. Her 2016 film, "The 13th," explored mass incarceration as a form of continued slavery for African-Americans. It was nominated for best documentary by the Academy Awards and won an Emmy Award for outstanding documentary.

DuVernay, who earlier this year directed Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," is currently filming the Netflix miniseries "Central Park Five."


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