Ava DuVernay's "Queen of Sugar" Sets Precedent for Women of Color Behind the Scenes

Ava DuVernay's television show, "Queen Sugar," is the first to hire a majority of women behind the scenes, with every director hired being a woman. DuVernay is hiring women, especially women of color, who have not been given a shot in the Hollywood world, often due to what they call a "lack of experience." Director of photography Kira Kelly has said that "Queen of Sugar" is a "place where women were and are being encouraged to be artists and do wonderful work."


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