Film academy debuts Academy Originals series
Oscar statues lined up backstage during the Oscars in Los Angeles, March 2, 2014. (AP / Matt Sayles)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, May 19, 2014 11:23AM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- The organization that hands out the Oscars is making some movies of its own.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is debuting a series of documentary-style digital shorts exploring various aspects of filmmaking. The first three short films premiered online Monday. A new episode is expected each week.
The inaugural shorts cover distinct themes: how blind people enjoy movies, what it's like to visit the film academy archives and how one screenwriter approaches the creative process.
Produced by the film academy's in-house digital team, future episodes will feature academy members such as Paul Haggis, Kathleen Kennedy and Ava DuVernay.