BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Award winning director, Ava Marie DuVernay (Ava DuVernay) has made history as the first African-American woman to helm a $100 million film according to LA Times.
The movie is a fantasy adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle‘s 1963 novel, A Wrinkle in Time and is produced by Disney. A Wrinkle in Time also stars Oprah Winfrey who congratulated Ava on Twitter on the achievement.
Ava DuVernay is a woman of many firsts. She won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival making her the first African-American woman to win the award. She’s also the first African-American to get her film (Selma) nominated for a Golden Globe Award.