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Malorie CunninghamMalorie Cunningham

Screen: Southern Comfort (Avery)

Malorie Cunningham’s series Southern Comfort, created for her comedy duo Dolly Partners, was nominated for best web series at the Chain Film Festival in 2018.

Cunningham (‘14) had earlier co-founded the improvisation group Full Disclosure Comedy in Knoxville and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

At UT, Cunningham, a journalism and electronic media major, remembers “teaching myself to edit, running to campus events to shoot a story, and rushing back to the writing studio … Read more “JEM Alum Included in “Vols to Watch””


Facebook and YouTube in late October. WUOT  aired the audio versions October 29 through November 2 along with original content from interviews with East Tennessee veterans.

The microdocumentaries will be compiled into a half-hour show that airs on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 11, and 5 p.m. Sunday, November 18.

“This project was a great opportunity for us to work with East Tennessee PBS and WUOT to … Read more “JEM’s Land Grant Films Creates Veteran Documentaries for East Tennessee PBS”


Catherine LutherCatherine Luther, director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information, is among 25 professors nationwide chosen to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong seminar in Southern California in November.

“It is such a privilege to have been selected for this wonderful program,” Luther said. “I hope to gain insight into the current undertakings in the entertainment industries and bring that knowledge back to my unit.”… Read more “Luther to Participate in Prestigious TV Academy Foundation Program”


https://www.knoxfilmfest.com in Knoxville, TN, the Full Bloom Film Festival http://fullbloomfilmfestival.com in Statesville, NC, and the Immigration Film Festival http://immigrationfilmfest.org in Washington, DC.

The documentaries to be featured at the Knox Film Fest (September 14-16, 2018) are:

  • “7 Days in America,” directed by JEM professor Nick Geidner.
  • “Welcome Home Brother,” directed by Isaac Fowler (JEM ’18) and Tim Morris (JEM ’18).
  • “Abigail’s Picnic,” directed by Brock Zych (JEM
Read more “JEM student and faculty productions accepted for screening at 2018 film festivals”