Michael Kutza Is Honored In Chicago as Founder and Director (55 Years) of the Chicago International Film Festival

“Celebrate Michael” In Chicago on July 14, 2018 celebrated Michael Kutza’s retirement as longest-serving Artistic Director of a Film Festival in North America. Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival for the past 55 years, was feted at a gala celebration at Loews Hotel, 455 N. Park Drive, in Chicago […]
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Windy City Film Festival Opens in Chicago on July 12, 2018

The second year of the Windy City Film Festival kicked off on July 12th at the Victory Garden Biograph Theater in Chicago. This is the very same theater made famous by John Dillinger’s assassination outside it after viewing “Manhattan Melody” in the 1930s. As a Finalist in the Screenplay Category, I was fortunate enough to […]
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Michael Kutza To Be Honored as Retiring Head of Chicago Film Festival

In 1964, film buff Michael Kutza founded the Chicago International Film Festival, with silent screen star Colleen Moore. The debut of the Chicago International Film Festival (now in its 54th year) was at the Carnegie Theatre at Rush and Oak Streets, on November 9, 1965. (Photo of Michael Kutza by Connie Wilson) Kutza, then 22, […]
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Two Screenplay Wins for THE COLOR OF EVIL

Just received word that my screenplay based on Book #1 of THE COLOR OF EVIL trilogy (series) has won another Los Angeles Screenplay competition, this time the L.A. Edge Film Awards. Having also just gone out to see “Hereditary” with Toni Collette, which I will review momentarily, I want to quote the June 18th issue […]
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Teaching in America Today From the Prism of 37 Years in the Field

It is Tuesday and I have not posted since last Tuesday, May 22nd. In keeping with the title of this blog (WEEKLY Wilson), I will now share some of Fareed Zakaria’s Sunday morning show statistics, leavened with a few personal observations on teachers and teaching in America today. Fahreed began his Sunday morning GPS show […]
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AP, CNN Reporters Barred from Scott Pruitt Public Meeting

Difficult as it is to believe, today journalists from CNN and the AP (Associated Press) were physically shoved out of a public meeting chaired by EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, with only those whose names were on a White House list being allowed to enter and report on this public meeting of the PFAS National Leadership […]
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“Shelf Unbound” Names THE COLOR OF EVIL One of Best of 2018

“Shelf Unbound” magazine in its April/May issue (just out) has named THE COLOR OF EVIL e-book series of 3 books (“The Color of Evil,” “Red Is for Rage” and “Khaki = Killer”) one of the Best Indie Books of the Year 2017. (See #44, page 98, click link here). In the course of the article, …

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IT CAME FROM THE SEVENTIES: FROM THE GODFATHER TO APOCALYPSE NOW

Connie’s movie book of her reviews from the Quad City Times, with 50 representative films, 76 photos and interactive trivia was just named one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year 2016 by “Shelf Unbound” digital magazine.   View the issue here: https://issuu.com/shelfunbound/docs/shelf_unbound_december-january_2017

PRweb Article About Obama’s Odyssey

Obama’s Odyssey Educates: 2 New Volumes Entertain and Inform about 2008 Race on the Eve of 2016 Presidential Campaign Yahoo’s Content Producer of the Year for Politics (2008, 3 million hits) entertains, informs and amuses, giving the reader 100 photos and detailing a fascinating 18-month roller coaster ride leading to the 2008 election for the …

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Interview with Connie from Spring Reads

This interview was originally posted at Spring Reads, Thanks Nylah!   1). What was the process like for writing Hellfire and Damnation III? How long did it take? Writing H&D III took longer than writing either I or II because I was (also) writing the novel series “The Color of Evil” (www.TheColorOfEvil.com) and the children’s …

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