The film program at UCA in Conway has been churning out starry-eyed young filmmakers for awhile, and now UALR is pumping up the film options for students, with a new cinema-centric degree emphasis offered through the School of Mass Communications.
Entertainment Weekly reports that South Arkansas author Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books have become big bidness after being translated into HBO's "True Blood" television series, has now sold the rights to her Harper Connelly Mysteries series for development into a series called "Grave Sight."
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.