Ava DuVernay Becomes First Woman Of Color To Direct A $100 Million Film

by Raheem Karim
Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is a force to be reckoned with in Cinema industry. The accomplished director has established herself within the industry with very important films under her belt such as Selma and Middle of Nowwhere becoming the first black woman to win the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for the latter. As well as becoming the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Picture for Selma.

She is now making more history becoming the first black woman to direct a $100 million film. The latest project A Wrinkle In Time, was a part of a round of tax credits handed out by the California Film Commission to 28 films. DuVernay joins exclusive company as two other women who have directed live action films with a budget in this range: Kathyrn Bigelow‘s K-19: The Widowmaker in 2012 and Patty Jenkins‘ forthcoming Wonder Woman.

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As for the actual movie, A Wrinkle In Time is based off of the classic science fantasy novel of the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle. The story is centered on a young girl whose scientist father goes missing after he works on a project called the tesseract. The young girl befriends a wise woman by the name of Mrs. Which (who is rumored to be played by Oprah Winfrey), who helps her out on her journey.

Congratulations to Ava DuVernay. Keep up the good work. Maybe the tide is starting to turn in Hollywood just a little bit.

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