Just finished a promo (click & watch) for the hot new book, SEARCHING FOR BLACK CONFEDERATES: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth authored by Kevin M. Levin and published by the University of North Carolina Press. If Kevin’s name sounds familiar, he was a key interviewee in my documentary, COLORED CONFEDERATES: Myth or Matter of Fact?
What a treat to work with Kevin again! Also, a big shout out to the venerable pro, Regina Mahalek, at UNC Press for making “the unimaginable” happen, aka making lightning strike in exact same place twice! For that, I owe her “two” instead of just one! I guess I’m just a lucky so and so. Hahaha!! ~ KW
Visited the The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s site today and saw the book (Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism) for a video trailer I created was: SELECTED NEW BOOKS ON HIGHER EDUCATION!!!
Wow, talk about a prestigious acknowledgment! “The Chronicle“is the Wall Street Journal of college and university profession. What a victory for “The Team!”
Author: Dr. JELANI M. FAVORS, Clayton State University
Director of Publicity: REGINA MAHALEK, The University of North Carolina Press
Music: MUSA JAMES MUHAMMAD, Composer Par Excellence
Media Content Producer / MoGraph Guru: KEN WYATT, that’s whose website you’re on right now!
~ Life is good!
Last week, we lost one of the most genuine, kind, funny, intelligent, inspiring, and caring difference-makers that I’ve ever known in academe, Animation Professor Carl Twarog. Very sad news for me but Carl no longer has to suffer. His painful cancer battle is over. Personally, I probably won’t be totally restored from losing this man, meant in the truest sense of the word, for a very long time. In fact, I’m barely able to finish this post without stopping to dry my eyes. Thank you God for allowing me to befriend and learn from such an extraordinary spirit.
Yup, it hurts badly to lose ya man. Love ya Carl! ~ Ken
Congratulations to film/video student Juliana Lane from East Carolina University on receiving the first annual WyattWorks Scholarship! CELEBRATE and get back to making more films and videos!!!
Check back for more details on you can apply for the upcoming 2019 WyattWorks Scholarship!
Had the pleasure recently doing some consultant work for director/producer Joseph Hill’s unparalleled documentary, BLACK BORDER WARRIORS: The Seminole Indian Scouts. It’s about an elite group of 1/2 black, 1/2 Indian commandos for the U.S. Cavalry during the Indian Wars in the American West in the 1870’s and 1880’s, primarily shot in TX and OK. His documentaries garnered several major accolades including a Peabody nomination, Cable ACE award, Beacon award, and National Association of Black Journalist award.
I first met “Joe,” a reporter/producer for 22 years, when we worked at a TV station in Rochester, NY. He talked about making this film one day — and that day has indeed arrived! When I saw the rough cut of BBW, I immediately thought, “Why wasn’t any of this mentioned in school?” Way to go Joe!
He also does invited lectures about the Black Seminole and the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, as well as other historical subjects including the History of Haiti, Canadian towns settled by fugitive slaves, and Black Migratory Patterns in the U.S. All compelling stuff! ~ K
Just got word that I received $1400 in funds from ECU’s School of Art and Design towards exhibiting my new “coming of age drama” entitled Booyah! Thank you so much ECU School of Art and Design, ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication, and ECU. As they say in radio, “Keep it here for more details” about the film.
Over the weekend, did a post-production consultation for the award-winning team of writer Marilynn Barner Anselmi and director Evan Kidd for their upcoming drama, Learning Man!
Summary: The ghost of a former slave wanders an old North Carolina textile mill waiting on a promise. She believes a young construction worker is her long awaited teacher. Can he become the promised Learning Man? Click here / see trailer!
Budget-Friendly! On-Schedule Delivery! Spot-On Fulfillment! -- Yep. That's exactly what I'm looking for. I'm gonna contact WyattWorks right now!!!!!!