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    Watch: 'Middle of Nowhere's' Ava DuVernay On Her Creative Process

    Director and writer Ava DuVernay, most known for her acclaimed 2012 feature "Middle of Nowhere," lends some unique insight on her creative process in this Academy Originals short video.

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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 Gives 'Selma' An Awards-Ready Christmas Release Date

    Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced today that "Selma", a historical drama focusing on the iconic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery in advocation for voting rights, will have an awards qualifying limited run on Christmas Day before going wide on January 9, 2015.

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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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    S&A 'Frame By Frame' Series Continues with Film Composer Kathryn Bostic ('Middle of Nowhere,' 'The New Black,' 'Dear White People')

    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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    Exclusive: OWN Series Star Kent Faulcon Is On His Way To 'Selma' To Play Dr. Sullivan Jackson

    Exclusive: OWN Series Star Kent Faulcon Is On His Way To 'Selma' To Play Dr. Sullivan Jackson

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    Cuba Gooding Jr. Joins Cast Of Ava DuVernay’s 'Selma' (And Maybe A Cannes Premiere?)

    Cuba Gooding Jr. has now joined the cast for one of 2015's most anticipated films

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    Filming Begins on Ava DuVernay's MLK Biopic 'Selma': Will We See It at Fall Fests?

    UPDATED: Paramount Pictures and Pathe have announced that principal photography has begun on director Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic "Selma." Will we see it at the fall festivals?

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