SPRINGFIELD, MO- Carbon Trace Productions, a local nonprofit film company, elects new board officers.

On Sunday, March 7, Jym Wilson was unanimously elected president of the board of directors of Carbon Trace Productions.  

“I look forward to working with the rest of the board to ensure that Carbon Trace meets its mission to promote a deeper understanding of people and humanitarian issues while also educating students in the art of documentary filmmaking.” 

He has had a forty-year career in photojournalism, culminating as a senior photo editor at USA TODAY, where he focused on entertainment coverage.

Other new officers include Dr. Leslie Seawright, elected as vice president, and  Debbie Rollinson, who will continue as treasurer. Finally, newly elected board member and long-time supporter Linda Roller will serve as secretary.

Founded in 2014 by Dr. Andrew R. Cline, tenured professor of journalism and media studies at Missouri State University, Carbon Trace Productions is the only nonprofit media group in the area. The production company has completed numerous award-winning short and feature-length documentary films since its inception. 

“Carbon Trace began in 2014 as a group of MSU students who agreed to help me make a documentary film,” Cline said. “It rapidly grew into so much more. I’m proud of the work we did to create a non-profit documentary studio that teaches students how to tell important stories.”

Cline will remain on the board as an at-large member, as will founding member Chelsea Eichholz.

This group is responsible for projects such as the upcoming documentary A Portrait of the Ozarks, and recent releases Songs From the Street and Witness at Tornillo.

See our new reel here:


CTP Reel 2021 from Carbon Trace Productions on Vimeo.

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