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3. Greta Gerwig
Writer | Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...
5. A.T. White
Producer | Starfish
A.T. White is an award-winning filmmaker and musician from the UK who spends his time split between London and L.A.
His debut feature film 'Starfish' had it's World Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2018 and is currently touring festivals around the world. It is being distributed by The Orchard.
He wrote, ...
10. Sandi Tan
Director | Shirkers
Sandi Tan published a cult zine called The Exploding Cat at 16 and at 22 became the film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore's largest newspaper (1995-1997). Then she threw all that away to run off to film school at Columbia University. Her short films Moveable Feast and Gourmet Baby have played...
11. Jordan Peele
Writer | Get Out
Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.
He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...
13. Dream Hampton
Dream Hampton is a producer and director, known for Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice Mapping a Detroit Story (2015), Surviving R. Kelly (2019) and I Am Ali (2002).
14. Ava DuVernay
Producer | Queen Sugar
A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...
16. Taika Waititi
Writer | What We Do in the Shadows
Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...
18. Diablo Cody
Writer | Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts.
She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged ...
19. Akilah Hughes
Self | Pod Save America
Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Edgewood, Kentucky and was raised in the Northern Kentucky area. She attended Berea College in Berea, KY where she graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Broadcasting. Akilah moved to New York in 2012 to pursue ...