So in case you missed it, a little film by the name of Wonder Woman was released last year and it was the highest-grossing summer movie of 2017, and its director, Patty Jenkins, became the first female director to helm a DC Comics movie. On top of having a global blockbuster to show for all of her hard work, it has just been announced that Jenkins will be the recipient of the 2018 Women in Motion Award.
Organizers say that she is being honored because her talents and skill have enabled significant progress in the fight for gender equality. The award will be given during the Women in Motion dinner on May 13th during the annual Cannes Film Festival.
Another award being presented during the dinner is The Young Talent Award which will go to Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid and Syrian director Gaya Jiji. Past recipients of the Women in Motion award include Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.
Jenkins’ work prior to Wonder Woman includes The Killing, One Day She’ll Darken and the Oscar-winning feature Monster. Jenkins has also signed on to direct the Wonder Women sequel which is currently set to be released on November 1st, 2019.
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