Ava DuVernay’s Array FilmWorks Names Paul Garnes President; Producer “Takes My Dreams Off The Page,” Filmmaker Says

Ava DuVernay’s Array FilmWorks Names Paul Garnes President; Producer “Takes My Dreams Off The Page,” Filmmaker Says
The ever-burgeoning slate of Ava DuVernay’s media collective has a new boss, and it’s a familiar face.

Paul Garnes, Queen Sugar executive producer and Array’s Head of Physical Production, is now the President of Array Filmworks, the Oscar-nominated DuVernay revealed Thursday. With previous Filmworks chief Sarah Bremner taking a personal hiatus, according to Array, Garnes’ promotion comes just over a year and a few months after the seasoned producer, line producer and production manager became the now 10-year-old collective’s production guru.

“Paul has been my true and trusted partner for the past decade, the one who takes my dreams off the page and makes them a reality on the set and beyond,” DuVernay said of Garnes, her longtime collaborator since her Sundance-winning Middle of Nowhere and Oscar-nominated Selma. “He’s simply the best at what he does and the way that he does it — with warmth and wisdom,
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