10 Black Female Directors Making Major Moves

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally retouched) Director Amma Asante is photographed during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at The Mayfair Hotel on October 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Amma Asante

British screenwriter and director Amma Asante is best known for her work on 2013’s “Belle,” the period drama telling the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, and the movie was only Asante’s second film. Nevertheless it garnered a slew of awards and nominations, including one for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

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