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ARRAY, also known as ARRAY Now, is an independent distribution company launched by film maker and former publicist Ava DuVernay in 2010 under the name African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). In 2015 the company rebranded itself as ARRAY.

History

DuVernay launched the company in 2010 after her debut feature film ''I Will Follow'' failed to acquire distribution. In May 2015 DuVernay held a 12-hour Rebel-a-thon on Twitter to raise funds for the company. For 12 hours black directors like Ryan Coogler, John Singleton, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tina Mabry, Julie Dash and more answered questions from the general public in order to raise awareness for ARRAY and encourage people to donate funds. Actors Thandiwe Newton, Kerry Washington and Jessica Chastain were among those who made substantial donations to the company. In 2016 ARRAY inked a deal partnering with Netflix to distribute their films online. Since 2016 all ARRAY films have appeared exclusively on Netflix. In 2019 the company created the Amanda cinema, named after founder Ava DuVernay's aunt, that was exclusively dedicated to showing films by people of color.

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* {{official website|http://www.arraynow.com/home Category:Film distributors of the United States Category:Companies based in Los Angeles