Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to direct $100 million film

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Selma director Ava DuVernay is now the the first black woman to direct a $100 million-budgeted movie.

DuVernay is getting the big-budget for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time which stars Oprah Winfrey.

Deadline made the discovery when the film appeared on a list of movies that will receive California tax incentives, DuVernay has now confirmed the news on twitter:

However, DuVernay is clearly disappointed that it’s taken this long for the record to be broken.

The only other female directors to have broken the barrier are Kathryn Bigelow for 2002’s K-19: The Widowmaker and Patty Jenkins for the upcoming Wonder Woman.

DuVernay’s next film coming out is The 13th which hits Netflix on October 7th. While A Wrinkle in Time gets a release on 28 July 2017.

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