FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo filmmaker Ava DuVernay addresses the audience during the 2018 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. “VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director DuVernay to kick off Women’s History Month. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)

'VH1 Trailblazer Honors' celebrates director Ava DuVernay

January 28, 2019 - 8:49 am

NEW YORK (AP) — "VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month.

The 46-year-old's screenwriter includes the films "Selma," ''13TH" and "A Wrinkle In Time." The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black director in domestic box office history.

DuVernay is a member of the board of Sundance Institute. She's working on her next project, "Central Park Five," and is overseeing production of her TV series "Queen Sugar."

"VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will air March 8 to coincide with International Women's Day.