by Shawn Sobers — University of the West of England / Firstborn Creatives
February 17, 2010 – 16:00
So it’s 2010 and Disney have finally given the world a black princess character in their latest film, the Princess and the Frog. I saw it today and my children loved it. My wife and I were not so sure. I went in expecting a cinematic revolution, but all I got was, unfortunately, more of the same old same old ... read more »
by Alisa Perren — University of Texas at Austin
January 28, 2010 – 22:59
Last night, a colleague called me for some advice. She was updating a handout she gives to her students every semester that covers the major distributors of specialty (aka indie aka independent) film. Before she began rattling off company names, I tried to convey to her how depressing this was going to be.
My textbook, Television and American Culture, has hit the streets (or at least the postal system – order yours now!). I received my first copy yesterday, and am happy to say that it looks great. This is due not to my own work (I’m solely to blame for the content), but the excellent staff at Oxford University Press who made the design and editing process a pleasure, with great results as well. ... read more »