Nia Dacosta

Candyman raked in an estimated $22,370,000 in its domestic weekend debut, beating the projection of $15 million by 50 percent. This incredible opening weekend performance made director Nia DaCosta the first Black female director to debut a film at number one. DaCosta makes history with record-breaking numbers. 

Oscar winner Jordan Peele's fresh take on the classic horror film Candyman debuts Friday, August 27. We have an exclusive clip ahead of its release that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat.

While we celebrate the achievements of pioneering Black filmmakers and creatives like Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Shonda Rhimes, Tyler Perry, Gina Prince Bythewood, Will Packer, and Barry Jenkins, it raises the question: Who’s next? Who is bubbling under the surface and will become the next power player to expand the images of Black life on the big and small screens, whether as writer, producer, or director? We have a few ideas.