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6 Most Powerful Girl Bosses in Hollywood

We all know of the actors that are displayed on screen in Hollywood productions. We become familiar with them because they are the faces and personas we see in our minds who represent these amazing movies and television shows. But the reality is that those actors only represent a whole team of talented individuals who make these huge productions come together so well. One of the most essential roles in Hollywood films and TV shows is the director. Over the course of the last three decades, we have witnessed a considerable influx of female directors, creating and directing amazing content. These applaudable women are indicative of a major shift in Hollywood towards a more inclusive set and crew, and a behind the scenes culture that is host to an array of female talent across every role and facet of film and television production. This list could last all day long, but we’ve curated  just a few of the inspiring woman directors making strides in Hollywood. Here are 6 most powerful girl bosses in Hollywood. 

Ava DuVernay

A Compton native, Ava DuVernay has become one of the most esteemed and sought after directors in the 21st century. She has used her childhood and experience in Compton to create compelling narratives that represent and uplift black culture. She has directed films like, Middle of Nowhere, and I Will Follow. She was even asked to direct Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther, but continued on in the vein of civic justice by directing the documentary 13th. She also directed A Wrinkle in Time and the award nominated Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, Selma

Catherine Hardwicke

With the release Thirteen in 2003, Catherine Hardwicke made her debut as a director. She received national acclaim for the film and won Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Directing Award, amongst other award nominations. She has directed The Nativity Story, UK romantic comedy Miss You Already, and the wildly popular romantic vampire series Twilight. 

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