WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 03:  Director Amma Asante attends BAFTA LA Brits To Watch: The Screenings at Soho House on April 3, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images)

Amma Asante

Filmmaker

Launching her career as a child actress in England, it wasn't long before Amma Asante redirected her energy toward screenwriting and directing. The British-born moviemaker made her directorial debut with 2004's A Way of Life. Her second feature film, Belle, is scheduled to hit UK theaters in June. Earlier this year, it was announced that the award winner was tapped by Warner Bros. to direct her first Hollywood film, Unforgettable(Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images)

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