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To compete with other states, the state of Oregon considers additional incentives for companies who bring their productions to our state.
Dear MAC Students et al.,
I am pleased to announce that the MAC program has a new online course offering. MA343 – Intermediate Screenwriting explores the methods and methodologies of writing the short screenplay. Topics central to the course include: the set-up of character and plot development; the rising action of the narrative; the structure, nature and resolution of the identified central conflict; the turning point; the climax; resolution, and dialogue.
Nancy Nigrosh, who holds a BFA from NYU in Filmmaking, an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and an MA in Education from Antioch, will lead you through 10 weeks of screenwriting instruction. Instructor Nigrosh brings over twenty years of film industry experience, working with some of the most well known talent in Hollywood. As a former talent and literary agent at Innovative Artists and Gersh Agency, she has represented many award winning writers and directors for film and television including Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates Of The Caribbean), Amanda Brown (Legally Blonde), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette), among many others.
- a MAC Film Production major about to begin your capstone film,
- an EOU alumnus looking for a collaborative environment to develop new work,
- interested in learning what it takes to become a Hollywood screenwriter,
- a storyteller with an idea for a great short film,
- in need of upper division credit and movies pique your interest
Congratulations to Jeffrey Alexander for his ambitious and beautiful new film “Winter in the Land of the Winding Waters.” The film chronicles the history of backcountry skiing in the the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Here’s a preview:
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The news about the film industry is good! The recent Oregon Business article states, “Fueled by state incentives, the industry spent $130 million in Oregon in 2011 producing film, television and TV commercials, up from $62 million in 2009.”
Read More: Oregon Business – Celluloid Forest…
The Media Arts and Communication program is pleased to see that film production in Oregon continues to grow! Last year was a record year. Of course this is exciting for our graduates who are looking for opportunities to work on film and television productions in the state.
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