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Ava DuVernay Becomes the First African-American Woman to Direct $100 Million Film

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Ava DuVernay is hitting a major milestone with her upcoming film, A Wrinkle in Time.

According to Women and Hollywood, the Selma director’s upcoming adaptation will make her the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a budget exceeding 100 million dollars. The news was revealed Wednesday when her project was included on a list of films with budgets over $75 million receiving California tax incentives.

“Not the first capable of doing so. Not by a long shot. Thanks to @DisneyStudios for breaking this glass with me,” DuVernay tweeted in response to the news.  She also thanked her Queen Sugar boss, Oprah Winfrey, for being an avid supporter: “Thanks for always cheering me on, @Oprah. And for being a serial shatterer of ceilings that we can all look up to.”

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