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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.

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.

Film and Media Studies Department hosts its annual film rally

The film and media studies department kicked off the start of the year with its annual FMS Film Rally on Thursday evening.

FMS Minor, Emily Baldwin, Interns as Audio Visual Intern with Southwest Airlines

This summer, I had the privilege of interning with Southwest Airlines as an audio and visual intern. I worked at Southwest’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and was part of the A/V Team at Southwest Airlines University.

Missouri Stories Spotlight with Prof. Laura Kirk

Laura Kirk is an associate teaching professor at the University of Kansas and is an award-winning filmmaker with credits as a producer and actor in many films including Andrea Arnold’s Cannes film American Honey (2017), and Slamdance film The Sublime and Beautiful : (2014).

KU theatre and film graduate earns award from department, plans to continue career in Chicago

Diego Rivera-Rodriguez thinks back to 2019 when he began his journey at the University of Kansas and for the first time witnessed the theatre and dance department’s iconic season opener tradition.

Oscar-winning FMS Prof. Willmott to Host Filmmaking Master Class

LAWRENCE — This July, aspiring filmmakers can learn firsthand the methods and tools used by a successful writer-director to craft award-winning films.

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