Creator Of Stories
The talented Ava DuVernay wear a few professional hats. A film director, producer, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. DuVernay grew up near Compton in Lynwood, California.
⭐DuVernay became the first black female to win a directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her feature film Middle of Nowhere.
⭐In 2014, as a director, Ava became the first woman of color director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her work on the movie Selma.
⭐First black female director to have her film, Selma nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
⭐DuVernay's 2018 fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, had a production and marketing budget between $150 million and $250 million, making her the first black-American woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size.
A Wrinkle in Time also made her the first black-American woman to direct a film that earned at least $100 million domestically.