Department of Media Arts

Triple threat at the fest

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

'Freeplay' scores spot in film, music and photo portions of Thin Line

A University of North Texas film student and teaching fellow Michael B. Mullins has achieved a first in the 10 years of the Thin Line Fest. 

His documentary short, "Project Freeplay," made it into the festival. Then, the band featured in his film scored a slot at one of the festival music venues. At least one photograph from a live set where Mullins and a crew shot documentary footage will be on exhibit at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center for the photography arm of the festival. 

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What Does a Diverse Hollywood Look Like? This Brooklyn Film School
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Tue, Feb 28, 2017

By Helene Stapinski

Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new. She had worked for several years in Los Angeles, and the acting parts for Latinas were for teenage moms, gang bangers and hustlers — never the protagonist — and more often than not, an offensive stereotype.

“I go through this almost every audition,”...