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Kevin Willmott

Civil Rights Activist, Filmmaker, Commentator and Professor at The University of Kansas

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 Kevin Willmott Biography

After receiving his Master’s degree in screenwriting at New York University, Kevin returned to his native Kansas in 1992.  It was unlikely base for a career that would include directing two Sundance Film Festival features, writing Hollywood scripts for Oliver Stone and Chris Columbus, and collaborating and working with talents as diverse as Spike Lee, Bill Kurtis, Stan Herd, Martin Sheen, Father Daniel Berrigan, Wes Studi, Dick Gregory, Kathleen Sebelius and Isaac Hayes.

But doing things the conventional way has never been Kevin’s strong suit.

In between college and grad school, Willmott lived in his hometown of Junction City, where he taught, produced his own plays and organized political protests, ultimately leading the fight to desegregate the local fire department.  Eventually, Willmott signed on with The University of Kansas, where he now teaches in the Film department.

After a decade of writing scripts for Hollywood as a gun-for-hire, Willmott plowed his own money and a few thousand from grants and investors into his own feature film -- CSA: Confederate States of America, a mock-doc about American history since the Civil War (same as now, except the South won the Civil War).  Somehow he got it made, and somehow, Sundance recognized its brilliant, and outrageous, potential.  Critics called it “genius,” “alarming,” “provocative,” and better and worse – and no one who has seen it will ever forget it.

Willmott returned to Sundance a few years later with The Only Good Indian, a feature starring Wes Studi ( Avatar, Last of the Mohicans), uncovering the hidden history of Native American boarding schools.  Another film, The Battle for Bunker Hill, starring James McDaniel ( NYPD Blue) and Saeed Jaffrey ( Gandhi) comments humorously and furiously about modern Islamaphobia and other forms of fear-mongering.  

The best part?  Kevin still has much to say.  He’s witty, eloquent, surprising and highly engaging.  Unlike some equally opinionated speakers, Kevin Willmott genuinely enjoys hearing opposing views, and usually respects the person voicing them, too.

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Kevin Willmott

Civil Rights Activist, Filmmaker, Commentator and Professor at The University of Kansas

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Kevin Willmott Biography

After receiving his Master’s degree in screenwriting at New York University, Kevin returned to his native Kansas in 1992.  It was unlikely base for a career that would include directing two Sundance Film Festival features, writing Hollywood scripts for Oliver Stone and Chris Columbus, and collaborating and working with talents as diverse as Spike Lee, Bill Kurtis, Stan Herd, Martin Sheen, Father Daniel Berrigan, Wes Studi, Dick Gregory, Kathleen Sebelius and Isaac Hayes.

But doing things the conventional way has never been Kevin’s strong suit.

In between college and grad school, Willmott lived in his hometown of Junction City, where he taught, produced his own plays and organized political protests, ultimately leading the fight to desegregate the local fire department.  Eventually, Willmott signed on with The University of Kansas, where he now teaches in the Film department.

After a decade of writing scripts for Hollywood as a gun-for-hire, Willmott plowed his own money and a few thousand from grants and investors into his own feature film -- CSA: Confederate States of America, a mock-doc about American history since the Civil War (same as now, except the South won the Civil War).  Somehow he got it made, and somehow, Sundance recognized its brilliant, and outrageous, potential.  Critics called it “genius,” “alarming,” “provocative,” and better and worse – and no one who has seen it will ever forget it.

Willmott returned to Sundance a few years later with The Only Good Indian, a feature starring Wes Studi ( Avatar, Last of the Mohicans), uncovering the hidden history of Native American boarding schools.  Another film, The Battle for Bunker Hill, starring James McDaniel ( NYPD Blue) and Saeed Jaffrey ( Gandhi) comments humorously and furiously about modern Islamaphobia and other forms of fear-mongering.  

The best part?  Kevin still has much to say.  He’s witty, eloquent, surprising and highly engaging.  Unlike some equally opinionated speakers, Kevin Willmott genuinely enjoys hearing opposing views, and usually respects the person voicing them, too.

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  • Interview with Kevin Willmott, Director of Jayhawkers - YouTube
  • Kevin Willmott examines the racial significance of the Tuskegee ...

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  • How to book Kevin Willmott?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Willmott for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Willmott, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Willmott or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Willmott?

    Booking fees for Kevin Willmott, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Willmott, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Willmott?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Willmott for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Willmott for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Willmott or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Willmott or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Willmott is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Willmott for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Kevin Willmott generally travels from KS, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Ronson, Phil Lord and Chris Miller and Lady Gaga. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Willmott for an upcoming event.

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  • Interview with Kevin Willmott, Director of Jayhawkers - YouTube
    Kevin Willmott examines the racial significance of the Tuskegee ...

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