The Academy Offers Weekly Digital Series on Filmmaking Process

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has launched a digital video series, “Academy Originals,” consisting of documentary-style examinations of the film world, such as the creative process, key moments in film history and film artists. New episodes will be available every Monday on Oscars.org/AcademyOriginals and YouTube.com/AcademyOriginals.

Academy Originals will draw on the expertise of the organization’s more than 6,000 members, its vast collection of archival material and its position within film conversation.

The series, produced by the Academy’s in-house digital team, series launches this week with three episodes:

• “Let’s Go to the Movies,” in which Patton Oswalt will screen a film from the Academy Film Archive and analyze it with comedian Karen Kilgariff.
• “Not Much to See”: A documentary look at the impact movies can have on blind people who can’t “see” them but can appreciate them.
• Creative Spark: Tina Gordon Chism The screenwriter-director takes viewers inside her creative process in an exploration of where ideas come from.

Upcoming episodes will feature such Academy members as Kathleen Kennedy, Paul Haggis, Phil Tippett, Mike White and Ava DuVernay, as well as provide in-depth coverage of topics ranging from the making of “Jurassic Park” to a profile of the Inner-City Filmmakers program.

“Our membership represents the most creative minds and talented storytellers in the world – professionals with incredible expertise to share,” said Josh Spector, the Academy’s managing director of digital media and marketing. “Academy Originals will serve as a platform to share that perspective with the world and to tell stories nobody else is telling.”

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