Ava DuVernay Becomes the 1st African-American Woman to Direct a $100,000,000 Film

Honoree Ava DuVernay speaks onstage at Spirit of Independence during the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival at Arclight Cinemas Culver City June 4, 2016, in Culver City, Calif.
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Queen Ava DuVernay is making another mark in the history books and will be the first African-American woman to direct a live-action feature film with a budget over $100 million with A Wrinkle in Time.

According to Time, DuVernay shares the accomplishment with only two other women: Kathryn Bigelow, who was the first to land a big-budget film for the 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker; and Patty Jenkins, who is directing Wonder Woman, which will come out in 2017.


Oprah Winfrey, who will be starring in A Wrinkle in Time, took some time out Wednesday afternoon to congratulate DuVernay on Twitter.

Of course, DuVernay returned the love, giving a shout-out to Oprah for being a "serial shatterer of ceilings that we can all look up to."


Read more at Time

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