Today’s Phenomenal Woman:
Ava DuVernay (August 24, 1972)
Writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film
- Founder of AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement.
- First black woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival
- Best known for her film Selma, her documentary 13th, and Executive Producer of drama series Queen Sugar
- first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
- First black female director nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture
Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal. -Ava DuVernay