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Ava DuVernay UnScripted Series ‘Home Sweet Home’ Headed To NBC

Ava DuVernay is headed to NBC with her first unscripted series.

 Home Sweet Home follows two families who lead very different lives for a life-changing experience. It explores what it’s like to walk a mile in another person’s shoes by challenging racial, religious, economic, geographic, gender and identity assumptions as participants exchange homes for a week and experience the life of someone unlike them.

“The idea for Home Sweet Home came to me during the strange and important times we’re all experiencing. The premise is that we are farther apart than ever, yet bound by what we have in common – concerns with health, safety, justice and community. These notions manifest in each of us in different ways, but nowhere more striking than in the privacy of our own homes. I’m thrilled that NBC and Warner Horizon embraced the challenge of this moment to celebrate the specificity of our differences as we discover the many beautiful things that we have in common,” said the award winning producer.

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Ava DuVernay & Netflix Win Dismissal of Defamation Suit

A federal judge ruled in favor of Ava DuVernay on Monday, throwing out a defamation suit over her Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.”

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Via Variety:

John E. Reid and Associates, a police training firm, filed the suit last fall, alleging that the series had falsely portrayed the “Reid Technique,” its widely used method for conducting interrogations.

In his ruling, Judge Manish S. Shah found that the series’ depiction was protected under the First Amendment.

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The four-part Netflix series covered the conviction and ultimate exoneration of the Central Park Five, teenagers who were accused of assaulting and raping a woman in Central Park in 1989. In the series, a fictionalized prosecutor confronts an NYPD detective with the allegation that he had coerced a confession.

“You squeezed statements out of them after 42 hours of questioning and coercing, without food, bathroom breaks, withholding parental supervision,” the character says. “The Reid Technique has been universally rejected.”

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