Ava DuVernay: First Black Woman To Direct $100 Million Film

Ava DuVernay, the director of the famous movie, “Selma” is making history as the first Black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of over $100 million.

Talented Black female film director, Ava DuVernay has been in the news lately for a very good reason. The “Selma” producer has been celebrated for the successes she achieved with her films.

The genius Black woman has been very successful with her films such as, “Queen Sugar” which has been telecast on Oprah’s OWN network. The movie was renewed by the OWN executives and DuVernay was requested to do a season two even before the first season was premiered.

Also, the documentary which focused on mass incarceration will open this year’s New York Film Festival. Her hard work and dedication to excellence has made her rise through the ladder of success quickly.

According to Deadline, on August 2, DuVernay landed herself another breathtaking contract with Disney to direct a film worth over a $100 million. Having to direct Disney’s upcoming movie, “A Wrinkle in Time” will make the Black female director the first Black woman to direct a movie with a budget in excess of $100 million.

She will now join two other female directors who have ever handled such projects in the film industry. One of them is Kathryn Bigelow, the director of “K-19: The Widowmaker” of 2002 and also, Party Jenkins for her 2017 movie, “Wonder Woman.”

Black-American billionaire, Oprah Winfrey is said to feature in the DuVernay directed movie, “A Wrinkle in Time.” The movie is created from Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 science fiction novel of the same title. The story narrates a girl’s ordeals in search of her missing scientist father.

We say a hearty congratulations to Ava DuVernay for her numerous achievements. Black people are indeed capable of attaining greater heights in life. There has been several proof and this story only happens to further deepen the fact. We are not for violence and brutality as they purposefully like to portray us in an attempt to act the victims. Our lives matter because we are true achievers.

Source: colorlines

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