There is big news for Georgians aspiring to bring their stories to life on the big screen.
According to Project Casting, The University of Georgia is now offering a new screenwriting program for those wanting to take advantage of the fastest growing film industry state in the U.S.
The new two year “low residency” program offered to students, starts each semester with an intense 10-day on location residency in Athens. After this 10-day residency, students take part in a four-month online residency. During this online portion of the course, the student works closely alongside professional mentors. This years mentors include Ramin Bahrani, James Ponsoldt, Paul Cox, Holly Sorensen, and Christine Swanson.
Students are given the option to choose between two areas of concentration: screenwriting or narrative non-fiction. Along the duration of the four months, students refine their writing styles and voices with the help of their mentors.
The Masters of Fine Arts in Narrative Media program is run through Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication that just celebrated its centennial earlier this year.