In the perfect way to end our year, RSA director Ava DuVernay is listed among Creativity’s 50 Most Creative People of 2015 and RSA founder Ridley Scott has made Creativity’s 50 All Stars!
In the report on writer/producer/director Ava DuVernay, Diaz discusses DuVernay’s work for Apple, her Barbie doll that sold out in minutes, upcoming television projects and her acclaimed 2014 feature, Selma. In an interview with the visionary director, Ava elaborates on what creativity means to her:
“Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic, it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted. It needs to be nurtured and developed and exercised and celebrated. It’s like your significant other; you can’t neglect it — because it will go away. Many of us know people in which it has waned or in which it has strengthened and become more powerful over the years. I see it really as something that I try in myself to preserve and make sure to hold on to.”
In the special report on Creativity, editor Ann Diaz lauds Ridley as “patriarch of one of the industry’s oldest yet most creative formidable production companies RSA,” continuing that “his illustrious career has yielded iconic moments [in] advertising and pop culture history.”
Two creatives in great company. Check out the full list here.