Victoria Mahoney Will Be The 1st Black Woman To Direct For Star Wars Franchise Film

Victoria Mahoney Will Be The 1st Black Woman To Direct For Star Wars Franchise Film

Victoria Mahoney has been tapped to be second unit director on “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Ava DuVernay, who became the first African American woman to sign on to direct a major superhero film in DC’s “The New Gods”, shared the news on social media.

Mahoney is reportedly the first black woman to direct a Star Wars film.

Her recent credits include writing and directing the the loosely autobiographical indie film “Yelling At The Sky”; she directed “Red Line” and she is also writing for TV an adaptation of the novel Dawn, for DuVernay and Charles King’s “MACRO”.

Congrats to her.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams