10 Black Female Directors Making Major Moves

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Director Dee Rees attends The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Official Academy Screening of Mudbound at the MOMA Celeste Bartos Theater on November 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences )

Dee Rees

Dee Rees is the name to know this award season with her direction of the period drama “Mudbound” making it the first Netflix film that could be nominated for an Academy Award. But the critical acclaim isn’t new to the 40-year-old screenwriter and director whose 2011 semi-autobiographical feature film “Pariah” was widely lauded. And in 2015, Rees’ HBO TV film “Bessie” took home four Primetime Emmy Awards.

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