Meet Ava DuVernay the first black woman to direct a $100-million-dollar earning film
Doing what she knows best. Ava DuVernay on set during the making of fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time (Den of Greek)
London, June 23, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Ava Duvernay, the woman behind the films A Wrinkle in Time, Selma and 13 is now the first black woman director and 13th black movie director to direct a $100-million-dollar earning film.
A Wrinkle in Time held a marketing and production budget of between $150 and $200 million, which made Duvernay the first African-American woman director of an action movie to obtain a budget of that calibre.
A Wrinkle in Time earned $100,000,127 in domestic box offices and $32,100,959 in foreign sales. The movie has earned $132,101,086 globally.
Duvernay is now slated to direct the DC Comics film New Gods and television film Battle of Versailles. She also committed to directing a TV adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Dawn with Victoria Mahoney and a TV show with Colin Kaepernick based on his life while in high school.
Duvernay is also set to produce historical drama The Last Amazon for Atrium TV and a CBS show she produces called Red Line is slated to air early 2019