A Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay Is First Black Woman to Helm $100 Million Film
Ava DuVernay Is First Black Woman to Helm $100 Million Film
By now you’re well-aware that Hollywood has a real problem with female directors, who are typically not given the same chances (read: jobs, budgets, et al.) as their male peers. Ditto for people of color. That makes today’s news particularly heartening, as Ava DuVernay is set to become the first woman of color to helm a $100 million dollar film — a precedent that could (and should) pave the way for studios to hand more big budget blockbusters over to women.
Disney Confirms Live-Action Projects, New Release Dates
Disney Confirms Live-Action Projects, New Release Dates
Disney is really doubling down on its growing live-action reboot / remake empire, claiming five more release dates for its upcoming projects and officially confirming several previously reported films, including The Jungle Book 2, Maleficent 2, Tim Burton’s Dumbo and more. The studio now has a total of seven release dates set for various live-action projects, and though they have yet to formally attach specific titles to these dates, reports suggest that at least one of the new dates belongs to The Jungle Book sequel.
Ava DuVernay Eyed to Direct Two Sci-Fi Films
Ava DuVernay Eyed to Direct Two Sci-Fi Films
We’ve been anxiously waiting for Ava DuVernay to select her next feature film project, and although she passed on Marvel’s Black Panther, the Selma director has remained very busy executive producing, writing and directing the TV series Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s network — not to mention acquiring films for her ARRAY distribution banner. It looks as though DuVerna may be close to selecting her next feature directing project, as she’s reportedly being courted for not one, but two upcoming sci-fi projects.