Ava DuVernay has announced the appointment of Tilane Jones as the President of ARRAY, the film collective she founded that’s dedicated to the amplification of films by women and people of color. Jones has been with the company since its inception in 2010.

According to ARRAY, Jones will also lead ARRAY Alliance, “the nonprofit dedicated to social impact and education, as well as The ARRAY Creative Campus, a three-building compound for production and public programming focused on marginalized filmmakers. She will continue to oversee ARRAY Releasing, the company’s film distribution arm, where she has been responsible for the acquisition, booking and marketing of the collective’s 25+ films.

“Tilane’s contribution to ARRAY over the past decade has been monumental. In Tilane, we have a dynamic, highly-skilled leader with deep experience and commitment to our mission,” said DuVernay. “As ARRAY embarks on our new era of growth and evolution, I’m overjoyed to continue to work side by side with such a terrific executive and an even better human being.”

Joining DuVernay in 2007 as an office manager, Jones has held positions at DuVernay’s various companies since then.


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