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FMS Prof. Kevin Willmott's new film shines light on KC civil rights figure

LAWRENCE – For Academy Award-winning screenwriter Kevin Willmott, the Hollywood jobs are great and all. But the material closest to his heart inspires the stories he tells of overlooked historical events, and particularly local ones, that cast a revealing light on the problems of today.

How an FMS director and an FMS actress explore the horror genre with short films

Equipped with imagination and a desire to create, a supportive group of fellow film students alongside director Olivia Herman and actor Maya Perez have worked together to produce various films during their time as University of Kansas students.

Jordan Nevels, FMS Minor, Looks Toward a Future on the Big Screen

Jordan Nevels has been a Jayhawk for life, growing up in Overland Park, KS, less than an hour from campus. Choosing Theatre Performance and Film/Media studies at KU, she has been exposed to a vast array of experiences that have opened her eyes to what could be to come in a future in theatre.

Oldfather Production Club: A creative and educational space for filmmakers

When junior film and business majors Jillian Markway and Allison Ruschill first became film students, they found it challenging to meet like-minded peers in the film school. The two decided to take matters into their own hands. 

FMS Prof. Willmott salutes Army’s reckoning of injustice faced by WWI-era Black soldiers

TOPEKA — Academy Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker Kevin Willmott welcomed the U.S. Army’s decision to set aside courts-martial convictions of 110 Black soldiers, including 19 executed for involvement in World War I-era race rioting in Houston.

Army's Reversal of Rioters' Convictions Supports Premise of Prof. Willmott Film 'The 24th'

LAWRENCE – Kevin Willmott is unsure whether his 2020 film, “The 24th,” helped lead to this week’s decision by the U.S.

KU Celebrates Prof. Miner and Others at the University Teaching Awards

The University of Kansas hosted the inaugural University Teaching Awards on Nov. 7, 2023, to celebrate KU's most outstanding educators.

Jon Niccum talks new collaborative book about superheroes and the multiverse

As superheroes grow more prevalent in our society day by day, it can be easy to forget their motivations and ideologies. While action figures, movies, video games, and children’s backpacks help the already booming industry, the superheroes that adorn them have stayed mostly the same.

Prof. Niccum's book asks "Should Superheroes be Role Models?", raises doubts

You used to be able to simply say "comic books" to imply the topic was about superheroes.

Prof. Kirk hopeful after tentative writers agreement announced

After more than 140 days, the Writers Guild of America reached a tentative agreement with media companies. WGA members started their strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in early May, with actors joining the picket line in July in a separate dispute.

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