“Why Ava DuVernay joining Marvel would be a big step forward”

“As the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) encourages federal and state agencies to look into the lack of female directors working in Hollywood, Marvel Studios is reportedly considering hiring “Selma” director Ava DuVernay to head up one of their films.

According to the New York Times, the ACLU asked the agencies to examine how the hiring for TV networks, movie studios, and talent agencies occurs. “Women directors aren’t working on an even playing field and aren’t getting a fair opportunity to succeed,” Melissa Goodman, director of the L.G.B.T., Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the A.C.L.U. of Southern California, told the Times.

Kathryn Bigelow is still the only woman to have won the Best Director Oscar, which she received in 2010 for her film “The Hurt Locker…

As for DuVernay possibly coming on board at Marvel, a woman has never directed a film released by Marvel Studios…”

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Culture-Cafe/2015/0513/Why-Ava-DuVernay-joining-Marvel-would-be-a-big-step-forward-video

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