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Nia DaCosta

Writer, Director & Filmmaker; First Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Film

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 Nia DaCosta Biography

Nia DaCosta is a writer and director based in New York City. Her first feature film, "Little Woods," starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, had its theatrical release on April 19, 2019 through Neon Rated. She is currently directing her second feature film, the Jordan Peele written and produced, "Candyman."

In 2015, DaCosta raised roughly $5,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a short film, called “Little Woods,” about two North Dakota sisters who have to cross the Canadian border illegally to obtain medicine for their mother. DaCosta later expanded that into her first feature film in 2018, winning the Tribeca Film Festival’s Nora Ephron award for the best woman writer-director and catching the eye of Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele.

Calling DaCosta a “bold new talent,” Peele hired her to direct and co-write his much-anticipated horror sequel “Candyman.” Of DaCosta’s work on the movie, which will be in theaters in August 2021 after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Peele said: “She’s refined, elegant, every shot is beautiful. It’s a beautiful, beautiful movie.”

When Disney’s Marvel Studios tapped Nia DaCosta last year to direct the upcoming “Captain Marvel” sequel (due to hit theaters in 2022), she became the first Black woman director to tackle the Marvel Universe.

DaCosta has been supported by the Sundance Institute, New York Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society and the Time Warner Foundation.

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Nia DaCosta

Writer, Director & Filmmaker; First Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Film

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Nia DaCosta Biography

Nia DaCosta is a writer and director based in New York City. Her first feature film, "Little Woods," starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, had its theatrical release on April 19, 2019 through Neon Rated. She is currently directing her second feature film, the Jordan Peele written and produced, "Candyman."

In 2015, DaCosta raised roughly $5,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a short film, called “Little Woods,” about two North Dakota sisters who have to cross the Canadian border illegally to obtain medicine for their mother. DaCosta later expanded that into her first feature film in 2018, winning the Tribeca Film Festival’s Nora Ephron award for the best woman writer-director and catching the eye of Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele.

Calling DaCosta a “bold new talent,” Peele hired her to direct and co-write his much-anticipated horror sequel “Candyman.” Of DaCosta’s work on the movie, which will be in theaters in August 2021 after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Peele said: “She’s refined, elegant, every shot is beautiful. It’s a beautiful, beautiful movie.”

When Disney’s Marvel Studios tapped Nia DaCosta last year to direct the upcoming “Captain Marvel” sequel (due to hit theaters in 2022), she became the first Black woman director to tackle the Marvel Universe.

DaCosta has been supported by the Sundance Institute, New York Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society and the Time Warner Foundation.

Nia DaCosta Videos

  • Nia DaCosta: Tribeca's Newest Star
  • Nia DaCosta interview on Little Woods and women in film

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  • How to book Nia DaCosta?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nia DaCosta for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nia DaCosta, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nia DaCosta or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nia DaCosta?

    Booking fees for Nia DaCosta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nia DaCosta, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nia DaCosta?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nia DaCosta for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nia DaCosta for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nia DaCosta or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nia DaCosta or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nia DaCosta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nia DaCosta for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Nia DaCosta generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Barry Jenkins, Reginald Hudlin, Spike Lee, Ally Love and dream hampton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nia DaCosta for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Nia DaCosta Speaker Videos

  • Nia DaCosta: Tribeca's Newest Star
    Nia DaCosta interview on Little Woods and women in film

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