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Ava DuVernay Makes History As First Woman of Color to Direct $100 Million-Dollar Film!

Ava DuVernay is continuing to personify #BlackGirlMagic with this latest news! It was already announced DuVernay would be directing the upcoming film, A Wrinkle In Time, which is based on the 1963 novel written by Madeline L’Engle.

Now the Los Angeles Times reports this film will make DuVernay the first woman of color to direct a live-action movie with a budget of $100 million.

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She responded to this news tweeting, “Not the first capable of doing so. Thanks to @DisneyStudios for breaking the glass ceiling.”

DuVernay also responded to a tweet which said, “There have been 335 films made for 100 million dollars or more. Not ONE was directed by a black woman, until [DuVernay’s] A Wrinkle in Time.”

She wrote, “A shame. Hollywood and audiences have missed some wonderful voices. High hopes for change.”

DuVernay grew to critical acclaim directing the Oscar-winning film, Selma, in 2014.

In September, we can see more of DuVernay’s work on the small screen, when her series, “Queen Sugar,” debuts on OWN. The show has already been renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere.

A Wrinkle in Time will hit theaters some time in 2017 and its script was written by Frozen screenwriter, Jennifer Lee.

Hopefully, DuVernay’s accomplishment will open up doors for other women of color to have the same opportunities!


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