Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has met an overdue milestone in Hollywood, and it is well-deserved. Her forthcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time will make her the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a budget of more than $100 million.
The film bringing the 1963 Madeline L’Engle novel to life recently received a tax incentive of $18.1 million from the California Film Commission, per Deadline.
DuVernay is only the third woman to make a film with a $100 million budget. Kathryn Bigelow’s K-19: The Widowmaker from 2002 and Patty Jenkins’ forthcoming Wonder Woman round out the small group.
The filmmaker took to Twitter to express her gratitude.
DuVernay’s been in high demand since helming projects such as Selma and Queen Sugar.
Hopefully, her breakthrough signals a rising trend in the white-male-dominated film industry.