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Jay M Boyar

Jay M Boyar

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Biography

Jay Boyar's columns, reviews and articles about film and travel have appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Orlando Sentinel (where he served as movie critic), the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Us Weekly, Variety and the New York Daily News, among many others.

Boyar's film reviews have been featured nationally on MSNBC, E Entertainment Television and The Daily Buzz, as well as on National Public Radio affiliates, including Orlando's WMFE-FM. He has also reviewed movies for WESH-TV/Channel 2, WKMG-TV/Channel 6 and Central Florida News 13, all in Orlando. He has been a juror for the American Film Institute and is a co-founder of the Florida Film Critics Circle.

The author of Films to Go: 100 Memorable Movies for Travelers & Others and a contributor to Reel Romance: The Lovers Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies, Boyar teaches film analysis in the Burnett Honors College and the Film Department of the University of Central Florida. He has also taught at Rollins College, the University at Buffalo and Medaille College.

Research Interests

  • American Film Comedy
  • Film Criticism
  • Film History/Genres
  • Film & Literature
  • Nonfiction Writing

Recent Research Activities

At work on a book about American film comedy, to be published by Scarecrow Press in 2014

Awards

  • Pulitzer Prize (nominee), Feature Writing
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Criticism
  • Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Criticism
  • Associated Press, Feature Writing
  • Florida Magazine Association, Annual Publication Editor
  • Orlando Sentinel, Feature Writing
  • Florida Film Critics Circle, Golden Orange for Outstanding Contribution to Film.

Activities

  • Blogs on film and teaching at movie-centric.blogspot.com
  • Member of the Florida Film Critics Circle
  • Arts Editor and Columnist for Orlando Life, a city magazine.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50655 FIL3871 The American Film Artist Face2Face B Tu,Th 2:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
59729 FIL4103H Honors Film Adaptation Face2Face A M,W 12:00PM - 3:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91256 FIL4103H Honors Film Adaptation Face2Face Th 3:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
82126 FIL4830H Honors Motion Picture Genre Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11811 FIL3930H Hon Special Topic Face2Face M 3:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
19207 FIL4103H Honors Film Adaptation Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50645 FIL3871 The American Film Artist Face2Face B Tu,Th 2:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
51131 FIL4103H Honors Film Adaptation Face2Face A M,W 12:00PM - 3:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2014.

No courses found for Spring 2015.

Updated: Dec 14, 2012


 

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