Gina Prince-Bythewood
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United States
2021

Undisputed Cinema

Gina
Prince-Bythewood

Prince-Bythewood helmed acclaimed indie features “Love and Basketball” (2000) and “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008) alongside episodes of TV series such as “Girlfriends” and “Shots Fired,” the latter of which she also co-created, before taking things to the next level with Netflix action feature and comic-book-adaptation “The Old Guard” in 2020. With a big budget and Charlize Theron in the lead, she became the first woman of color to direct a film of such caliber. It was also a big streaming success, viewed by 78 million households, and Prince-Bythewood is already producing its sequel. Her next turn as director will be for true war story “The Woman King,” which is set up at Sony’s Tristar Pictures and has cast Viola Davis and John Boyega.

Career

  • THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
  • BEYOND THE LIGHTS
  • THE OLD GUARD

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

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Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood

Prince-Bythewood helmed acclaimed indie features “Love and Basketball” (2000) and “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008) alongside episodes of TV series such as “Girlfriends” and “Shots Fired,” the latter of which she also created, before taking things to the next level with Netflix action feature and comic-book-adaptation “The Old Guard” in 2020. With a big budget and Charlize Theron in the lead, she became the first biracial woman of color to direct a film of such caliber. It was also...

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