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'Academy Originals' Series Continues With a Look Into the Creative Process of Ava DuVernay

by Jai Tiggett
June 23, 2014 7:29 PM
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Ava Duvernay

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced its Academy Originals series, a slate of documentary-style videos looking inside the creative process.
The series launched with episodes featuring filmmaker Tina Gordon Chism, entertainer Patton Oswalt, and a look into the filmgoing experience of the blind. 

Of interest to our readers, a new episode featuring filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been released today, where the writer-director explains her process of discovering new stories and nurturing creative energy.

Find the episode embedded below, and catch up on previous videos in the series here

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  • troublemaker | June 24, 2014 7:54 PMReply

    So great to see a black female director doing her thang outside the studio system. I wish her all the best with her projects.

  • Dankwa Brooks | June 24, 2014 1:21 PMReply

    One of the reasons I love Ava is the fact that she SHARES her creative process! Not just this video for The Academy, in other things I've read, seen and heard from her. If you haven't, you really need to check out her podcasts through AFFRM "THE CALL-IN". She not only reveals her creative process, but gets other directors to do so as well. Great stuff!

  • Jess | June 24, 2014 8:10 AMReply

    Beautiful dreadlocked woman doin her thing!

  • James Madison | June 24, 2014 2:13 AMReply

    While profiling her creative process is great, I would rather hear about her marketing and business sense.

  • becca windsor | June 23, 2014 9:46 PMReply

    Love her energy.

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