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From Lawyer to Actor

In this Faculty Insights interview, Prof. Shun Lee Fong and Josh Reznicek discuss Shun Lee’s journey from working as a lawyer in Nebraska to acting and writing in Hollywood. Shun Lee also discusses The Greenhouse Productions, an incubator for creative artists in Hollywood. For more info on the Greenhouse, click here!

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What Parents Need to Know About Mental Illness

In this bonus clip from our discussion on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, guest panelist Luke Maxwell discusses the importance of parents educating their children about mental health. To learn more about Luke’s work with suicide prevention and for additional resources visit http://www.ucantberased.com/ For the full panel discussion on 13 Reasons Why click here.

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13 Reasons Why – Panel Discussion

Our panel discusses Netflix’s recent controversial show, 13 Reasons Why. Join Professor Chris Riley, JPCatholic Alumna KristenMary Meiser, Public Speaker Luke Maxwell, and your host, Josh Reznicek as they discuss the potential risks and advantages that the show presents. (NOTE: Contains Spoilers)

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The Work-Life Balance in Filmmaking

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses keeping a work life balance in the film industry. To see our entire interview with Professor Scoggins click here. Click here for a bonus clip on “Evoking Emotions through Film” Click here for a bonus clip on “The Power of Super Hero Stories”

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Evoking Emotions Through Film

In this bonus clip, Professor Nathan Scoggins discusses the filmmaking techniques he uses as a director to leave his audience with a sense of hope. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Scoggins click here.

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The Darkest Corners of the Internet

An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction Part Two: The Darkest Corners of the Internet By Carly Twehous If we’re going to have an open and frank discussion on fan-fiction, I believe it is important to first get the facts straight. Of the main platforms of fan-fiction distribution—Archive of Our Own (AO3), Tumblr, Fanfiction.net, and LiveJournal—only AO3 has a sufficient enough tagging …

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An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction

(This is the first in a series of articles, in which JPCatholic student Carly Twehous discusses erotic written pornography, specifically fan-fiction. Through these articles Carly will explore the dangers, addiction, history, and statistics related to this type of fan-fiction and its harmful effects on our culture. Carly is also working on a documentary on this subject.) Part One: A Brief and …

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The Power of Super Hero Stories

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses the role that stories play in bringing good news to audiences, specifically super-hero movies. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Nathan Scoggins click here. If you like super hero movies, click here to read our review of the new superhero movie Logan.

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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …