Academy Visual History Program Collection

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents




Since 2012 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Visual History Program Collection has recorded oral histories with representatives across a wide variety of film professions. In 2016, The Interviews began co-producing interviews with individuals who have a crossover career between film and television. Our first co-produced interview was with director John Singleton.

Louis Gossett, Jr. on the decision to air Roots on consecutive nights, and on the phenomenon the show became
Louis Gossett, Jr. on playing "Sgt. Emil Foley" in "An Officer and a Gentleman," directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Richard Gere
John Singleton on his directing style and how it's changed over time
John Singleton on seeing a screening of "Do the Right Thing" and how it made him determined to find his own voice and tell his own stories
Interviews in this Collection