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FTDM Professor Releases New Book

A new book titled “International Film Festivals: Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes,” edited by FTDM associate professor Tricia Jenkins, has been released by publishing company I.B. Tauris. The collection contains 12 essays that each contribute new knowledge to the field of film festival studies. The authors in this volume represent Australia, France, Italy, Poland, Taiwan,… Read more »

FTDM Launches New Major in Cinema and Media Studies

Sometimes it’s more fun to learn about movies and TV shows than to make them. That’s what students do in FTDM’s newly launched Cinema and Media Studies major. They learn to critically analyze all sorts of media offerings, ranging from films to streaming video and virtual reality. In the process, they discover how individuals and societies… Read more »

FTDM Professor Kylo-Patrick Hart Analyzes Jim Morrison

FTDM professor Kylo-Patrick Hart’s chapter “Trapped: James Douglas Morrison and His Enduring Celebrity Persona” has been published in Disassembling the Celebrity Figure: Credibility and the Incredible, edited by Celia Lam, Jackie Raphael, and Millicent Weber. It demonstrates how The Doors’ lead singer became confined in a celebrity persona he no longer wished to call his… Read more »

What Should I Take? – Tyler Germaine

Senior from Fort Worth, Texas What is your favorite class that you’ve taken within your major? “Film Analytics of Indie Cinema with Dr. Tait because it attempts to answer the question, ‘what is indie cinema?’ By the end of the class, you understand that there’s no one way to answer that question. It broadened my… Read more »

FTDM Graduate – Ana Castillejos

Hometown: Dallas, Texas Current Location: Dallas, Texas Current Employer: Kidd Kraddick Morning Show “I am currently living in Dallas, working full-time as a video producer for the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show is a nationally syndicated morning radio show, based out of Irving, Texas. As the Video Producer I’m essentially in… Read more »