Academy Visual History Program Collection


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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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, which can be viewed in its entirety here.

Highlights
Louis Gossett, Jr. on the decision to air Roots on consecutive nights, and on the phenomenon the show became
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Louis Gossett, Jr. on playing "Sgt. Emil Foley" in "An Officer and a Gentleman," directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Richard Gere
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John Singleton on his directing style and how it's changed over time
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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
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Interviews in this Collection