Dr. Lou Buttino

 

Lou Buttino, professor
King Hall 106E | 910.962.7141 | buttinol@uncw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Professor, Film Studies Department, UNC Wilmington.  Chair, 2004-2010. Advisory Board, International Documentary Association.

Three books (history, biography & fiction); twenty-three documentary projects; two produced plays; 55 articles and feature stories 20 teaching and academic scholarship awards; 22 academic grants; 30 university lectures (Harvard, Brown and Syracuse among others); the development of 46 courses across three disciplines:  political science, communication studies and film studies.

Twenty-four community speeches and lectures; 60 newspaper, radio and television interviews; 8 reprints in newspapers, magazines; and inclusion in a college text that also included James Baldwin, Annie Dillard and Alice Walker.

Twenty-one state, national or international writing and documentary awards; six screenplay and playwriting awards; two produced plays, and the Inauguration of a Special Manuscript & Film Collection housed at William M. Randall Library, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Award for Faculty Scholarship; J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award; Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award; Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award; UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence; Trustees Award for Distinguished Scholarship, St. John Fisher College; Teaching Excellence Award, SJFC.  Father Joseph B. Dorsey Award for Outstanding Faculty Service (twice).

 

For more information about Lou Buttino, visit his website www.loubuttino.com

Publications, Projects, and Awards

Three books (history, biography & fiction); twenty-three documentary projects; two produced plays; 55 articles and feature stories 20 teaching and academic scholarship awards; 22 academic grants; 30 university lectures (Harvard, Brown and Syracuse among others); the development of 46 courses across three disciplines:  political science, communication studies and film studies.

Twenty-four community speeches and lectures; 60 newspaper, radio and television interviews; 8 reprints in newspapers, magazines; and inclusion in a college text that also included James Baldwin, Annie Dillard and Alice Walker.

Twenty-one state, national or international writing and documentary awards; six screenplay and playwriting awards; two produced plays, and the Inauguration of a Special Manuscript & Film Collection housed at William M. Randall Library, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Award for Faculty Scholarship; J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award; Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award; Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award; UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence; Trustees Award for Distinguished Scholarship, St. John Fisher College; Teaching Excellence Award, SJFC.

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Documentaries (A Select List):

The Lady and the “Outlaw Horse: Jane Pohl and the Renegade Champion Fitzrada,” hour-long. Selected by the New York International Independent Film Festival for theatrical premieres at Laemmle Fairfax Theater, Los Angeles, March 10, 2006 and theVillage East Cinemas, New York City, May 5, 2006. Special Jury Award, “Best Biographical Documentary” WorldFest Houston.

Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate, feature-length. Broadcast on WNET-TV, New York City, November 13, 2006. Screening Premier, November 11, 2004. How the Vietnam War affected friendships at this small, upstate New York men's school. A microcosm of what happened across America.

Troubled Waters: The Illusion of Abundance, writer, director and producer, hour-long PBS documentary, broadcast October 8, 2003. Repeat broadcast for the next three years. CASE Award for documentary excellence. Gold Grand Jury Prize for Best Environmental Documentary, WorldFest Houston, 2005. Script available on UNCW website.

The Lessons of September: One School Remembers 9/11, Co-producer with WNET-TV, NYC, Broadcast September 5, 2002; re-broadcast September 9, 2003; selected by PBS for the national catalogue. Nominee, George Foster Peabody Award; Winner, Bronze Prize, Best Documentary, WorldFest Houston, July 2003.

Paving the American Dream: Southern Cities, Shores and Sprawl, writer, director, co-producer, hour-long PBS documentary, broadcast June 20, 2001; CASE Award, “Best Documentary,” February 2002. Repeated broadcast on PBS in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Script available on UNCW website.

Honduran Hope, writer, director and producer. Selected for inclusion in “North Carolina Visions,” a PBS art series, broadcast three times in 2001; First Place, “Best Documentary,” Broadcast Education Association, April 3, 2000.

Fighting the Mob: The Story of Carmen Basilio, ESPN Classics, April 13, 2000. Consultant and on-air interviewee. Program still in broadcast.

Hoover’s Legacy, writer, director and co-producer, with PBS, hour-long documentary broadcast on PBS, May 23, 1995. Silver Prize, WorldFest Charleston, “Best Independently Produced Documentary,” 1997. International competition.

Choices of the Heart, writer/co-producer, broadcast on “All Things Considered,” National Public Radio, October 27, 1987. The Ohio State Award for “Best Documentary” in radio.

Even the Heavens Weep, writer and creative consultant, broadcast on PBS, 1985, 1986 and 1987. Critically acclaimed by The New York Times. The Ohio State Award for “Best Documentary,” also, “Best Documentary” for IRIS Award and CINDY awards. The documentary was also shown at the National Coalition of Black Lung and Respiratory Clin­ics, Inc., in Knoxville, Tennessee, at a meeting of medical and service staffs from 2l states, and intro­duced by Senator Jennings Randolph who helped in the passage of legislation establishing federal involvement in black lung care. Even the Heavens Weep was selected by the State Department to tour internationally. It has been purchased by the Maine library and school system for use.

Steichen ... A Century in Photography, writer and creative consultant, PBS, l980. Now part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

Special Issues work: You can get help, a film for the victims of Domestic Violence, sponsored by The Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc., Legal Aid of Wilmington, and the District Attorney’s office, New Hanover and Pender Counties; Financing our Future, documentary film sponsored by the Institute for Emerging Issues, NC State University; Women and Christianity: the Untold Stories, sponsored by the Louisville Institute; pro bono work for the United Way, Unity Christ Church, etc.

 


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