Travis Yates

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Palm Beach, FL
Arizona State University, Quincy University, Southern Illinois University
New Hollywood & Blockbuster Era Movies, Sci-Fi & Dystopian Films, TV Sitcoms
  • Travis holds an Emmy Award in the category of Best Writer from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  • His first book, A Latchkey Kid's Take on Modern Cinema, explores the work of more than 120 directors, examining both contemporary films and classics from the '70s and '80s.
  • Travis' short film "Tombola" was an official selection of the Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, the Los Angeles CineFest, and the Cincinnati Helios Film Festival.


Travis spent a decade in the television industry as an Emmy-winning producer, reporter, and videographer for ABC and NBC affiliates. In 2018 he released his first book, A Latchkey Kid's Take on Modern Cinema, which blends movies and current events to show how film helps contextualize the world around us. He is the producer and co-host of the Still Up All Night podcast, which celebrates the films of the USA Up All Night television series. He also teaches courses in film, media, and popular culture.


Travis has a master's Degree in American Media and Popular Culture from Arizona State University, a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Quincy University, and a bachelor's degree in Media Arts from Southern Illinois University.
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