Magazine article Variety

Their Turn

Magazine article Variety

Their Turn

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Gina PrinceBythewood (1)

Silver Sable and Black Cat (Sony, Undated)

Having earned multiple awards for films like "Beyond the Lights" (2014), "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008) and "Love & Basketball" (2001), the 48-year-old director is also a co-creator of the Fox television series "Shots Fired." She's the first African-American woman to direct a Marvel movie.

Niki Caro (2)

Mulan (Live action) (Disney, Nov. 2, 2018)

Caro broke through in 2003 at age 36 with the BAFTA Award winner "Whale Rider." She's followed that with an eclectic mix of acclaimed films including a legal drama about sexual harassment ("North Country," starring Charlize Theron), a sports biopic about an inspirational track coach ("McFarland, USA") and a fact-based WWII drama about a woman who rescued Polish Jews from the Nazis ("The Zookeeper's Wife").

Jennifer Lee (3)

Frozen 2 (Disney, Nov. 27, 2009)

An Oscar and BAFTA winner for 2013's "Frozen" the first time she sat in the director's chair, the 46-year-old Lee has been a Disney hit maker. …

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