Got Questions About Filmmaking? Get Them Answered Courtesy of Ava DuVernay’s Twitter Takeover

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Ava DuVernay told Elle magazine she chose all female directors for “Queen Sugar” because she could. (promo)

Director Ava DuVernay’s Array distribution group is hosting a 12-hour Rebel-A-Thon on Twitter March 1 to celebrate unsung female filmmakers in time for Women’s History Month.

The event, a series of question-and-answer sessions with various women filmmakers, will last until 11 p.m. EST. It will not only celebrate women’s accomplishments, it will seek to increase membership for the film resource collective. Included in the lineup is Amma Asante, director of “A United Kingdom,” starring David Oyelowo, “Queen of Katwe” director Mira Nair and DeMane Davis, director and writer of the 2001 Kerry Washington-starring movie “Lift.”

“We offer this year’s Rebel-a-Thon as an opportunity to highlight the important contributions made by women filmmakers,” Array executive director Tilane Jones said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “On March 1, we will stand together for inclusiveness in the industry.”

Twitter is buzzing with questions for the filmmakers, with users tweeting using #ArrayToday to have their inquiries answered.

To boost membership, Array is offering prizes to Twitter users engaged in the takeover.

The event comes nearly one month after DuVernay tweeted that she’d hired all female directors for the second season of her hit OWN series, “Queen Sugar.” The show famously used only female directors for every episode of the first season, the first two being helmed by DuVernay herself.

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