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Regina King Makes History as First Black Woman Director to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

Black women in Hollywood continue to pave the way for the next generation of creatives to defy the odds and break barriers in spaces that lack diversity. Famed actress Regina King made her directorial debut this week at the Venice Film Festival with her new film, “One Night in Miami.” Thus, making it the first film to be directed by a Black woman also hand-selected to premiere in the entire history of the 88-year-old festival, according to Yahoo . Meanwhile, @ReginaKing holds it down as the first Black woman to direct a film premiered at the Venice film festival. The film #OneNightInMiami is the first film she's directed. Go ahead Queen! #blackexcellence #BlackLivesMatter — The Black Collective (@BCollectiveNYC) September 9, 2020 Variety reports King has said that her debut could either “open doors or close doors for more Black female directors,” shedding light on the existing double standards for Black women in Hollywood. “Unfortunately, across the world,...

Sep 9, 2020