Ava DuVernay Made History (Again!)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Ava DuVernay speaks onstage during the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards presented by Calvin Klein Collection, Lâ  Oréal Paris, and David Yurman at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Ava DuVernay Made History (Again!)

She continues to personify #BlackGirlMagic.

Published August 4, 2016

Ava DuVernay just hit a major milestone not only in her career, but in honor of all those who came before her. According to Women and Hollywood, the filmmaker's upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time makes her the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a budget exceeding $100 million.

The news went public when her project was included on a list of films with budgets of over $75 million, receiving California tax incentives.

According to Women and Hollywood, not only is the Selma director the very first woman of color to spearhead such a film, she's only the third woman overall to do so.

Ever grateful, Ava took to Twitter to express her gratitude after hearing the news and also recognized those who paved the way for this to be possible for her.

Check out how Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong'o combined their powers to create #BlackGirlMagic in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)


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