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Kevin Willmott getting Oscar buzz for ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ What’s next? A new play in KC | KC Star

By Jon Niccum on September 16, 2018

Professor Kevin Willmott roams in front of the blackboard as three dozen University of Kansas students pay rapt attention. He introduces the concept of a “controlling idea” to his Basic Screenwriting class, hoping to enhance their first screenplay assignment.

“You need to have a clear notion who the main character is. You need to know what the movie is about and a strong problem the movie introduces,” Willmott tells the class, punctuating his point by tapping chalk on the board. Read more…