Mr. James Balls Mr. James Balls Assistant Professor Location:Armstrong Hall, 234 Phone:757-728-6525

Courses Taught: Introduction to Motion Pictures, Introduction to Filmmaking, Television Writing, Writing and Producing for New Media, Professional Internship, Written Communication II, and Independent Study 

Education: MFA in Film Production from the Howard University (1997), BA in Political Science from Southern University (1990) 

Research and Scholarship Interests: Black Cinema (including African American, African and African Diasporic film), Expository Documentary Film, and Sports Documentary Film   

A veteran producer and editor, Professor Balls has worked as a nonlinear editor for Discovery Communications, Blackside, Inc. and WNET/Thirteen. His scholarly interests include teaching courses in film theory and history, narrative structure and screenwriting, and film production.