Saturday, March 11, 2017

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month

Celebrate the Achievements of Women during this month

Celebrating Women behind the Scenes in Hollywood.  They have created and directed big and small screens television shows and movies.  Two that are featured today are Ava DuVernay and Chris Nee.

Ava DuVernay- " As an African American women who was the first to win Best Director at Sundance, the first to be nominated for a Golden Globe for directing and the second invited to join the prestigious director's branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences." * She created and/or directed Queen Sugar, Selma, 13th, and I Will Follow to name a few.

Chris Nee- is a Peabody Award and Humanitas Prize-winning Irish-American Children's television screen writer and producer.  She created "Doc McStuffins- a story about an African American girl who is a doctor to the stuff animals that need medical care.  She "created the character for her sonn who had asthma. But I made the character an African American girl.  It never occured to me that it wouldn't resonate with him.  Truthfully, I'm proud of the choice- it was a bold one to make".** The series debut in 2012.

*Essence March 2017
** Kidscreen February/March 2017

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on getting the Ava DuVernay doll Mattel produced. I love her facial screening and hair. Great that she has an articulated body. Is her face unique or a Mbili?

    The Doc McStuffins doll is cute.

    Thanks for sharing some of your famous female dolls!