10 Black Female Directors Making Major Moves

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INGLEWOOD, CA – JULY 15: Director Melina Matsoukas attends a block party celebrating HBO’s new season of “Insecure” on July 15, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for HBO)

Melina Matsoukas

Melina Matsoukas has long been a force in the entertainment industry, having directed the videos of some of the biggest female names in pop music and R&B, like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Solange. In fact, the 36-year-old won two Grammy’s for her direction of “We Found Love” in 2013 and “Formation” in 2017. And in 2016, Matsoukas made her television directorial debut with Issa Rae’s hit HBO series, “Insecure,” for which she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award last year for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series. She also directed two episodes of the last season of Aziz Ansari’s critically acclaimed Netflix series “Master of None.”

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