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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.

FMS Alum uses his Hollywood ties to create videos that resonate while building up his community

Local filmmaker uses his ties in Hollywood to tell stories and create videos that resonate with people while building up his community in the process. Ever hear the saying “attitude of gratitude”?

Prof. Willmott talks about the Power of Film

Growing up in Junction City, Kansas, a town of around 20,000 people in the 1960s and ’70s, Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter, and professor of film at the University of Kansas (KU) Kevin Willmott quickly fell in love with movies.

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 17

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.

Prof. Willmott and Hallmark Channel encourage Kansas film tax credit

On paper, Kevin Willmott and Hallmark movies are about as different as can be. Willmott, a Kansas native and professor of film at the University of Kansas, won an Academy Award for his writing of the movie "BlacKkKlansman."

Prof. David Mai of FMS and Prof. Yi-Yang Chen of KU Music Strive to Advance Racial Equity Through Newly Funded Projects

LAWRENCE – Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals o

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