ARRAY president and producer Tilane Jones gained the Slamdance Founders Award, an honor “given to a person that helps the filmmaker group of Slamdance effectively into their careers,” Deadline reports. She turned the fifth recipient of the pageant’s “highest accolade” on Saturday throughout a digital occasion.
“Tilane has helped our group of artists develop by means of recognizing expertise, launching, and sustaining careers,” mentioned Peter Baxter, Slamdance’s president and co-founder. “We acknowledge she has labored tirelessly, with nice dedication to nurture rising artists who develop into the following era of filmmakers. We need to thank Tilane and her firm ARRAY for her ongoing help of those artists, inspiration, and being a part of Slamdance’s group. For these causes, we’re honored to current Tilane Jones with Slamdance’s Founders Award.”
Jones has been with ARRAY, Ava DuVernay’s inclusive arts collective, since its launch a decade in the past, and stepped into the position of president final August. Jones is the lead of ARRAY Alliance, a non-profit centered on social influence and schooling, and The ARRAY Artistic Campus, “a three-building compound for manufacturing and public programming, centered on marginalized filmmakers,” per the supply. She additionally oversees ARRAY Releasing, the corporate’s distribution arm. Jones’ producing credit embrace “13th,” “Center of Nowhere,” and “I Will Observe.”
“Center of Nowhere” and “This Is the Life” had been not too long ago launched on Netflix in honor of ARRAY’s 10th anniversary, and mark the collective’s first titles this yr. Its catalogue additionally embrace Shaz Bennett’s “Alaska Is a Drag,” Deepa Mehta’s “Humorous Boy” and Isabel Sandoval’s “Lingua Franca.” DuVernay and ARRAY obtained the inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award this previous fall and not too long ago launched an inclusive database of below-the-line expertise.
Slamdance runs by means of February 25.