Professor Honored with Writing Award for Screenplay


HPU High Point UniversityHIGH POINT, N.C., May 2, 2013 – Jim Goodman, assistant professor of media production in the High Point University School of Communication, was recently honored with The Award of Excellence at this year’s Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts held April 7-11. His original narrative short script, “The Ghosts We Know,” received the Award of Excellence, one of the BEA Festival’s three major awards given for screenwriting.

“I am very honored to win this special award from the BEA. It is heartening to be recognized by my peers for work that I love doing – and that is, writing,” says Goodman.

“The Ghosts We Know” explores the choice one single again mother makes to overcome heartache and the consequences that bloom from her choice. The script was written with the intention of turning it into a film, and principal photography for “The Ghosts We Know” was completed this past fall.

“We shot long hours on weekends and several HPU students had an opportunity to work as members of the crew,” says Goodman. “At this time, I am working on the final bits of post-production, but once done, I plan on entering the half-hour long film into various festivals.”

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international exhibition of award winning faculty and student works and is conducted in conjunction with the annual national BEA Convention held in association with the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show). The awards sessions are the capstones of the festival.

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