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    WATCH: Academy Videos of 'Originals’ Focus on Craft (VIDEO)

    Taking advantage of the power of online media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is opening up and sharing. Their new web documentary series “Academy Originals” uses “the expertise of the organization’s more than 6,000 members” to focus on the creative process, seminal moments in film ...

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    The Big O: 2015 Oscar Preview: Expect Reese to Rise Again and a Woman to Crash the Directing Category

    Angelina Jolie and Ava Duvernay are both prime candidates to become the fifth female director nominated for an Oscar.

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    FIRST LOOK: Ava DuVernay's MLK Biopic 'Selma' Headed for Awards Season

    When Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced earlier this month that "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King, Jr. film would be released on Christmas Day, they set award prognosticating tongues wagging.

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    BET Sets Premiere Date for Ava DuVernay's Sundance Winning Drama 'Middle of Nowhere'

    Its BET premiere on July 23 will mark its first ancillary release since its 2012 theatrical run, which should be music to the ears of many of you who still haven't seen the acclaimed drama.

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    Ava DuVernay's Selma to Be Released Christmas Day

    The opening date makes the Martin Luther King, Jr., biopic a serious Oscar contender.

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

    Filmmaker Ava DuVernay gives a look into her creative process in the latest installment of the Academy's new digital video series.

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    Paramount Sets Xmas Day Limited Release for Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Before Nationwide Roll-out (Oscar-Qualifying Run?)

    Telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic voting rights struggle, the film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.

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    Oprah Winfrey will Play Annie Lee Cooper in Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

    A civil rights hero, who gained notoriety in 1965 for a confrontation with then Sheriff James G. Clark, outside a Selma courthouse, where she was attempting to register to vote.

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    Frame By Frame: Film Composer Kathryn Bostic Talks 'The New Black,' 'Dear White People,' More (Part 1)

    I think the biggest thing that directors have to have in their relationship with a composer is trust; they have to know that you can translate what's in their mind to a musical language that works for their film and for this reason, communication is extremely important.

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    Niecy Nash Signs Up To Play Richie Jean Jackson In Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

    Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' adds Niecy Nash to cast

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