Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Announcing Dr. Huie's Best Picture

We are pleased to announce that this year's Dr. Huie's Best Picture screening will be The Favourite! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse, Wednesday, April 3 for a screening and discussion led by Dr. Huie.

The Favourite is set in early 18th century England, as a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs in her place. When a new servant named Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives, her charm endears her to them both--at least at first. Olivia Colman won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne--and her acceptance speech was a highlight of the show! The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, and TWO Best Supporting Actress nominations for Stone and Weisz. It is a one-of-a-kind film that everyone is sure to have an opinion about after seeing!

Last year we ran out of tickets! In order to reserve a seat for the film this year, please make a donation by clicking on "Donate to Comm and Media Week" above and following the instructions. You can pick a production credit and get up on the screen at the end of the film! We have lots of levels and credits suggested--feel free to suggest another!

This year's screening at the Alamo Drafthouse is sponsored by Hybrid Records. The screening runs from 7-10 pm. Plan to join us for dinner, drinks, and the movie!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Comm and Media Week Keynote Scholar Announced

Dr. Courtney Brannon Donoghue, a media industries scholar who was born and raised in Corpus Christi, will be the visiting scholar for Comm and Media Week 2019.

Dr. Brannon Donoghue's research expertise includes Conglomerate Hollywood and international operations, local-language productions, Brazilian media, management and distribution cultures, feminist production cultures, and blockbusters and franchising. Her first book Localising Hollywood is based on extensive industry interviews and international fieldwork exploring the localization of Hollywood operations across Europe and Latin America since the 1990s. She is currently writing a new book on gender inequity in Hollywood and the barriers to financing, producing, and distributing female-driven films. She will be joining the faculty of the University of North Texas in the fall as an Assistant Professor of Media Arts.