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Oscar-winning FMS Prof. Willmott offers insight on writers' strike

LAWRENCE, KS — Early Tuesday morning, the Writers Guild of America announced that its members are now on strike, bringing much of the American film and television industry to a halt.

First-Year Seminar “Ukraine Through the Lens of Film” students at KU Undergraduate Research Symposium

First-Year Seminar “Ukraine Through the Lens of Film” students at the Undergraduate Research Symposium held at KU from 17 to 21 April 2023.

'Garden City" Film by FMS Prof. Hurst Shows What Makes Pluralism Work, What Threatens It

LAWRENCE – Garden City is something of a misnomer, sitting as it does on the parched high plains of southwest Kansas. But as the title of the new documentary by Robert Hurst, “Garden City, Kansas” serves as a metaphor.

FMS Professor at Ohio State University for CSEEES Conference

Dr Olga Kyrylova, the Visiting Assistant Professor at the Film and Media Studies, took part in the Annual Midwest Slavic Conference held at the Ohio State University, Columbus, March 24-26 2023.

FMS Prof. Willmott Draws Lessons From African American History

LAWRENCE – With the 2019 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “BlacKkKlansman” on his mantel, Kevin Willmott can focus on the screenwriting projects he likes.

DJNOTADJ’s Deep Roots reissues groundbreaking LP using FMS Recording Studio

Twenty years ago, Lawrence’s jam-tronic band DJNOTADJ released their heretofore only album, Deep Roots in Shallow Ground.

Muhammad Ali Event Series From FMS Prof. Kevin Willmott, Regé-Jean Page & Morgan Freeman In Works At Peacock

EXCLUSIVE: As we mark the 52nd anniversary of the first Ali-Frazier fight today, Deadline can reveal that Peacock is developing 

FMS 177 Seminar Ukraine Through the Lens of Film - Online Guests

29-30 March 2023, two online meetings with the American film scholars on the subject of Ukrainian cinema were arranged by Dr Olga Kyrylova, the FMS Visiting Assistant Professor, as a part of her classes FMS/SLAV 322 Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema and FMS 177 Ukraine T

Hawks to Watch: Chloe Burns, filmmaker, 2018 FMS Alum

After graduating with a Film & Media Studies degree in 2018, Chloe lived the film student dream of moving to Los Angeles and working in the industry. That is, until the pandemic brought the world to a halt.

SNL’s Heidi Gardner speaks to FMS students

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Heidi Gardner joined lecturer Jon Niccum’s Intermediate Screenwriting class for a virtual Q&A session on Feb. 7, where students held up homemade cue cards and even impersonated Lorne Michaels while asking questions about her career and writing process. 

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