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    10 Women Directors To Watch In 2017

    It's going to be a big year for women behind the camera

    by Ben Barna 2017-01-10T15:32:00-05:00

    Illustration by Jihyang Lim

    In 2016, Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a $100 million movie when Disney tapped her to adapt the popular children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time. She then used that clout to hire only female directors for her drama on OWN, Queen Sugar. Both were signs that a woman in a director’s chair is becoming less of a talking point and more of a norm. Still, Hollywood is very much a boy’s club, and a woman calling the shots on a movie set is something of a unicorn in the industry. Here are 10 women who will help change that in the coming year.

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