Wednesday 4/3

Visiting Scholar Keynote: “Local Hollywood”
Dr. Courtney Brannon Donoghue
UC Oso Room
12 – 1 pm

Dr. Courtney Brannon Donoghue’s keynote explores the increased importance of international audiences for the Hollywood studios and their evolving strategy for co-producing and distributing local-language films across Europe and Latin America. 

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 was born and raised in Corpus Christi, and will be joining the faculty of the University of North Texas in the fall as an Assistant Professor of Media Arts.

Going Pro with Social Media: Digital Content Workshop
Stephanie Russell, Communications Director, United Way of the Coastal Bend
CCH 113 
4:45 – 6:20 pm

In this interactive workshop, students will get hands-on training in social media content creation for business. From promoting events and candidates to selling tickets, products and services – all communication professionals should know what to create, when and where to post it and, most importantly, a good reason why. After a crash course in digital marketing and data-driven strategy, participants will leave the workshop with original content for their portfolios as well as a new kit of turnkey content creation tools for video, graphics and photography. Those who attend should bring a fully-charged phone or tablet and charge cord.

Bill Huie’s Best Picture: THE FAVOURITE
Alamo Drafthouse 7-10 pm

Professor Emeritus Dr. Bill Huie, who taught film studies at TAMUCC from the 1970s through the 2000s, will present his pick for best picture of the year at this special screening. Our screening this year is The Favourite, nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Dr. Huie will briefly introduce the film, then lead a discussion afterwards. Join us for drinks and dinner. In order to reserve a guaranteed seat ahead of time (and get your name in the credits!) click on the "Donate to Comm and Media Week" link above.

Dr. Huie discusses the film Dunkirk in 2018.