The Hollywood Blacklist

Course Dates: 
First 4 weeks: March 27, April 3, 10, 24, 2018 (no class April 17)
Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Jim Lawrence
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

After the “Red Scare” of the 1930s and '40s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the movie industry resulting in a decades-long “blacklist” of writers, actors and directors. We will take a close look at the impact of the blacklist on the Hollywood creative community and the implications for today. Attendance at the first session is required.

Jim Lawrence ( is a member of Writers and Directors Guild and spent 25 years working in Los Angeles film and TV industries. Jim is a retired professor of digital media at Gardner Webb University and an independent filmmaker.