Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ava DuVernay Just Broke a Major Hollywood Glass Ceiling

Paley Center For Media's Hollywood Tribute To African-American Achievements in Television, Presented by JPMorgan & Co
Image from "The Cut" New York Magazine

Today, Women and Hollywood confirmed that Ava DuVernay's forthcoming, Oprah-starring adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time will have a budget of over $100 million, marking the first time an African-American woman will direct a live-action film with this milestone price tag. As it stands, the only women to direct live-action features with similarly high budgets are Kathryn Bigelow, with 2002’s K-19: The Widowmaker (she’s also the only woman to have won an Oscar for best directing), and Patty Jenkins, whose Wonder Woman is slated for next year.

Image and text from "The Cut" New York Magazine

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