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EULAs as Unbalanced Contractual Power Between an Organization and its (Unannounced and Underage) Users: A Mobile Game Textual Analysis.

Jeffrey Duncan (Grady Ph.D. Student) and Taylor Voges (Grady Ph.D. Student).  EULAs as Unbalanced Contractual Power Between an Organization and its (Unannounced and Underage) Users: A Mobile Game Textual Analysis. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, August 6-9, 2020 * This paper won the Top Student Paper Award, Critical and Cultural Studies […]

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Booker T. Mattison’s latest short film, “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” Booker T. Mattison

Booker T. Mattison’s latest short film, “Ungubani (Who Are You?),” has been picked up by The Urban Movie Channel, which will distribute it beginning January 2021. The Urban Movie Channel is an over-the-top SVOD service operated by the AMC Networks. It was formed by Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, in 2015. […]

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Effectiveness of a Branching Narrative to Positively Impact Messaging Around Sexual Assault Shira Chess

Abstract: Sexual assault affects one in four women in the United States. Recent studies show that college is the time when sexual assaults are most likely to occur. Prevention involves educating audiences to identify unsafe situations from a variety of perspectives – from potential victims, to bystanders, to perpetrators. In short, this project seeks to […]

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). Casual Bodies are Hybrid Bodies. In Hybrid Play: Crossing Boundaries in Game Design, Player Identities, and Place Spaces. Shira Chess

Abstract: “Casual game” is an industry term that is often used derisively or dismissively—it is a catch-all meant to indicate a style of play but is often deployed like a genre. The term increasingly infers a discursive list of game genres: Match-3, invest/express, hidden object, and puzzle games all fall under the purview of what […]

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Roger Ebert’s Film Festival: A Space of Wonder. Nathaniel H. Kohn

Nathaniel Kohn and Kristi Amatucci, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival: A Space of Wonder. To be presented at the Reframing Film Festivals: Histories, Economies, Cultures International Film Studies Conference, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy, 25-26 March, 2020. Abstract: Turner’s notion of liminal space as a transformative space between phases of separation and incorporation is […]

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Booker T Mattison’s film “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” Booker T. Mattison

Booker T Mattison‘s film “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” won ‘Best of Competition‘ in the Narrative Category of the BEA Festival of Media Arts. Garland McLaurin was the cinematographer on the film.  The film will screen during the awards ceremony at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas in April, 2020.

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Right Here in Hollywood: The Greatest Story Ever Told, the American West and the American Film Worker Kate Fortmueller

Abstract: The 1950s and 1960s saw a swell of films shot on location and abroad, often big-budget, widescreen epic films. These runaway productions represented a practical financial decision for Hollywood studios, incentivized by tax breaks, government subsidies, frozen funds and rising union salaries in the U.S. When George Stevens began pre-production on his Biblical epic, […]

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Time’s Up (Again?): Transforming Hollywood’s Industrial Culture Kate Fortmueller

Abstract:  In the 1970s, almost fifty years before the “Time’s Up” movement, women in Hollywood unions organized “women’s committees” to counter institutional sexism and address rampant underemployment. While the unions supported the general motive behind these committees’ efforts, women activists struggled to gather information about hiring practices and enact policy changes. To understand gender inequity […]

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Garland McLaurin (Lecturer EMST) has been awarded his third Princess Grace Foundation Grant. Garland McLaurin

Garland McLaurin (Lecturer EMST) has been awarded his third Princess Grace Foundation Grant ($1,000) for a mid-career development class of his choosing. The Princess Grace Foundation continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) by elevating extraordinary emerging artists in theater, dance, and film via awards in the form of grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Aided by this […]

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Booker T. Mattison was invited by the Writers Guild East in New York to participate in showrunner trainer for non-fiction shows in New York on November 16th and 17th. Booker T. Mattison

Booker T. Mattison was invited by the Writers Guild East in New York to participate in showrunner trainer for non-fiction shows in New York on November 16th and 17th.

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