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Kevin Willmott

Credits: BlacKkKlansman and Chi-Raq

KEVIN WILLMOTT co-wrote and served as Executive Producer of Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed films BlacKkKlansman and Chi-Raq.

Willmott’s feature, Jayhawkers, tells the story of unlikely allies who modernized college sports during the Civil Rights movement.

Willmott, wrote, directed and acted in the award-winning film, Destination Planet Negro!, and wrote and directed C.S.A: Confederate States of America, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

His other feature credits include The Only Good Indian, The Battle for Bunker Hill and Ninth Street starring Martin Sheen.

He is the executive producer of the critically acclaimed feature, The Sublime and the Beautiful.

For television, Willmott co-wrote House of Getty and The 70’s.

As a screenwriter, Willmott co-wrote Shields Green and The Gospel of John Brown, Civilized Tribes, and Little Brown Brothers.

He also adapted the book Marching to Valhalla by Michael Blake.

Willmott adapted and directed a stage version of The Watsons Go to Birmingham in New York, and co-wrote T-Money and Wolf with Ric Averill, which was selected for the Kennedy Center’s New Vision/New Voices series.

Willmott directed the premiere performances of Now Let Me Fly, a play commemorating the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

He also directed documentaries Fast Break: The Story of Legendary Coach John McClendon and William Allen White: What’s the Matter with Kansas.

Willmott grew up in Junction City, Kansas and received his BA in Drama at Marymount College.

He graduated New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and is currently a Professor in the Media and Film Studies Department of Kansas University.


All Sessions By Kevin Willmott

Feature Producing Masterclass (Session 3)
November 10, 2018 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Columbus Room

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