Money a big factor in mega action films: Selma director

Ava DuVernay, the director of Academy Award-nominated Selma, says female filmakers in the West feel constrained by money factor when it comes to making big budget action films, which has become a domain of their male counterparts.

Because of this, the 43-year-old American director and screenwriter, said she is unable to try her hands at making a mega action film. “For a (female) director in the West, there are certain kinds of films that one can’t make as the factor of money sometimes comes into play. Because of the budget we are not considered to make big budget action films. Films like Star Wars and others are often directed by male directors as these films cost more. We can make romantic- comedy or independent drama films.” 
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