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Met Erica Alexander. Wow!

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What a great pleasure it was to meet actress/writerErica Alexander(GET OUT, THE COSBY SHOW, and LIVING SINGLE) to discuss my next project! The mission of Ms. Alexander’s production company, COLOR FARM MEDIA, with co-Founder/CEO Ben Arnon is quite clear.

We raise issues.

We breed diversity.

We nurture perspectives.

We grow talent.

I was also extremely grateful to meet TRAILBLAZER STUDIOS audio guru Eric Johnson, who graciously invited me schedule a time to bring my East Carolina University students.

Seems like the film and video production field is on a FAST, FAST, FAST rise in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) area. ~ Captain Obvious


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“Surviving as an Independent Film/Media Creative” hosted by NCWC

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Thank you North Carolina Wesleyan, especially Dr. Bill Grattan, for recently inviting me to present a lecture on “Surviving as an Independent Film/Media Creative.”  Your students and faculty were especially warm and hungry to learn.  Not to mention, we got some networking and fun in!

Win-Win-Win! ~ Ken


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2017 Regional Artist Project Grant!

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Just received word from the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge that I was awarded a grant to help fund my upcoming film!!! More details about my new film to come, as we’re still in the pre-production phase! Merci beaucoup Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and the North Carolina Arts Council!


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New Script Presented in D.C.

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 Wyatt @ UFVA ConferenceIn August, Ken Wyatt, presented a feature film script, “The Price of Being Liked”, for peer review at the University Film and Video Association Conference in Washington, DC held at American University. Additionally her served as a moderator and formal respondent for two peer-reviewed script readings.

 


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Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Nov. 19th!

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beethoven 9I’ll be part of an interdisciplinary panel on November 19th at 5:30 in Hendrix Theatre called Can Music Change the World? The Arts and People’s Protests A documentary about the use of Beethoven’s Ninth in protest movements around the world will be screened and afterwards the panel will discuss how the arts are used for social change. Hope to see you there!

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“The Central Park Five” Screening & Discussion March 24th 5 p.m.

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central park five movie poster“The Central Park Five,” the critically acclaimed documentary that tells the story of a horrific crime and a shocking truth will be shown in Hendrix Theatre Monday March 24 at 5 p.m. East Carolina University’s School of Communication, in association with the Cinematic Arts and Media Production program in the School of Art & Design, is sponsoring the screening and a panel discussion immediately following.

The brutal attack of a white female jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989 was labeled “the crime of the century” by some in the media; and, it was in this climate of opinion that five black and Latino teenagers were arrested, charged and convicted of this sensational crime — which they did not commit.

A quarter of a century later the crime, the case and its aftermath are the subjects of the latest documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, with David McMahon and Sarah Burns. The film raises important questions regarding race, the failings of our criminal justice system, vulnerable juveniles, journalistic ethics, and basic human rights. “This documentary is a must-see. It is riveting from beginning to end and creates awareness of how the legal system gravely failed five young people,” says Barbara Bullington, an instructor in the School of Communication who arranged to bring the film to campus.

School of Communication student Andrew Gordy will moderate the panel, which will include: award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Wyatt, associate professor of cinematic arts and media production, ECU School of Art and Design; Chuck Twardy, journalism instructor, ECU School of Communication; Kristen Hunter, public information officer, Greenville Police Department; Suzanne Molhan, victim advocate for ECU’s Counseling Center and author of the book, “A Mother’s Mission: The Sue Molhan Story”; and, Chase Kroll, editor-in-chief of The East Carolinian.

This event will highlight the importance of due diligence in investigating and reporting and also explore the mistakes of those originally involved in the case in 1989. News of the rape resulted in public outcry and sensational headlines; however, the exoneration of the wrongly convicted teens received much less news coverage. With “The Central Park Five,” this story of injustice comes to light.The event is made possible in part by funding from ECU’s Co-Curricular Collaborations. It is also a Wellness Passport premier event.


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Tenured!

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Hello everyone, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the support and interaction over the last few months. It’s because I value you and your engagement that I wanted to update you. After a rigorous review process,  I was recently granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts & Media Production at East Carolina University. In addition, I have been feverishly writing (and re-writing) the script for an upcoming “journey-transformation” film. I’ve also been directing, producing, shooting, and editing various client-based new media projects.


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Until We Meet Again Australia! XoXxoOoX

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COLORED CONFEDERATES was very well received by an appreciable audience. I am very grateful considering the America’s Civil War is a relatively unknown subject, at least in Australia. A special thanks goes out to The Victoria Independent Film Festival and Peter Angel.
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