'VH1 Trailblazer Honors' to Celebrate Director Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay
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Director Ava DuVernay of Queen Sugar attends Day Two of the Vulture Festival Presented By AT&T at Milk Studios on May 20, 2018 in New York City. 

VH1 Trailblazer Honors will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women’s History Month. The 46-year-old’s screenwriter includes the films Selma13TH and A Wrinkle In Time. The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black director in domestic box office history.  

DuVernay is a member of the board of Sundance Institute. She’s working on her next project, Central Park Five, and is overseeing production of her TV series Queen Sugar.  

VH1 Trailblazer Honors will air March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day.  


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