Leading women in film and TV?

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From cinematography to costume design, women have made history working in a range of skillful roles in the global creative film and TV industry. How well do you know some of these experts?

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Who won the Most Influential Woman Personality at the 2020 Women in Film Awards, hosted by the Kenya Film Commission?
1 1 Njoki Muhoho
1 0 Caroline Kimeu
1 0 Naima Mungai

Who made history as the first black woman to win an Academy Award in 2019 for Best Costume Design for the film Black Panther?
2 0 Jacquelin Durran
2 1 Ruth E Carter
2 0 Edith Head

In 2019, she was the first black woman to direct a film featured at the Cannes Film Festival. Who is she?
3 0 Wanuri Kahiu
3 0 Aissa Maiga
3 1 Mati Diop

Among the many standouts and popular TV series released this year was HBO’s I May Destroy You, which was created by an accomplished British-Ghanaian actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. Who is she?
4 1 Michaela Coel
4 0 Shonda Rhimes
4 0 Weruche Opia

Which Nollywood actress, director, and producer was appointed as the ambassador for the 2020 Toronto Film Festival?
5 0 Funke Akindele
5 1 Genevieve Nnaji
5 0 Ini Edo

Popular American TV series Insecure won an Emmy in September 2020 for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. Who is the creator of the series?
6 1 Issa Rae
6 0 Keke Palmer
6 0 Condola Rashad

I Am Not A Witch is a 2017 film debut by Zambian-Welsh filmmaker detailing the life of a girl after she’s denounced as a witch in her small rural community. The film subsequently won a BAFTA in 2018. Who made the film?
7 0 Musola Cathrine Kaseketi
7 1 Rungano Nyoni
7 0 Jessie Chisi

In 2013, she produced 71 Africa Magic Original Films in just six months. She also produced the Maisha Magic East hit TV show Kona within the same year. Who is she?
8 1 Appie Matere
8 0 Dorothy Ghettuba
8 0 Brenda Wairimu

She is a South African self-taught cinematographer who has worked on the highly-popular Mzansi Magic prison drama series Lockdown. Who is she?
9 0 Fahema Hendricks
9 1 Gaopie Kabe
9 0 Frances Kroon