Learn to succeed in the film industry from Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott
Kickstart your filmmaking career with KU’s online, three-day Master Class on July 21 to 23. The class will meet online via Zoom on July 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon CST and July 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. Registration is only $149.
Taught by the Kevin Willmott – writer, director, actor, producer, and 2019 Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on "BlacKkKlansman" – this university level course explores the creative method necessary to become a successful professional screenwriter or filmmaker. The course focuses on creating a screenplay from the ground up and then taking it through the complete process of producing and directing it into a feature film. Attendees will enjoy listening to Kevin Willmott recount his experiences writing and producing award-winning films in this no assignment, no pressure non-credit course.
Aspiring screenwriters, filmmakers, producers and other film industry professionals will benefit from exposure to Willmott’s process. Gain insight into topics including:
- How films are structured and designed
- Making decisions in the script
- Overcoming filmmaking challenges
- Pursuing a career in the industry
Willmott will derive examples from his own work, including his ultra-low budget films such as "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America," "Destination: Planet Negro!" and "Jayhawkers" to big budget studio features like "The 24th," "BlacKkKlansman" and "Da 5 Bloods."
About Kevin Willmott
In addition to the many titles – writer, director, actor, producer, and 2019 Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on "BlacKkKlansman" – Kevin Willmott is also a full professor at the University of Kansas in the Film and Media Studies Department.Learn More