HCC holds a script writing contest to produce a movie

Highland Community College has added a Motion Picture Production class for the Summer 2016 Semester, and is holding a script writing contest to be able to say, "Let us make your movie." During the eight-week class, students will tell the story from the chosen script to produce the 45-minute movie.

Mass Communication instructor Jim Yeager said, "We are excited to bring this class to our students, who have already taken production courses through our Mass Communication program. We know we have some talented writers in our area. The eight-week course is enough time for us to make a movie, but not write a script. This is a great way for a creative writer from the Highland district to assist in our storytelling."

Submitted scripts can be of any genre, with the only requirement that it fits into a 45-minute film. It should be a compelling story, capable of being produced locally. Once the script has been chosen, there will be auditions for actors. Students in the Motion Picture Production class will then work behind the scenes to produce the movie.

Yeager and Mass Communication students will evaluate each script to determine which script will be produced. Eligibility requirements are:

  • writer must be at least 18 years of age or be a Highland Community College student
  • live in the Highland district
  • the work must be original (no adaptations)
  • the script should be roughly 45 minutes in length (45 pages)

All scripts should be e-mailed to Jim Yeager at by April 15. Please include a name as it is to appear on the credits, and include contact information for the submission. For more information contact Jim Yeager at 815.599.3432 or e-mail him at the above address.

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Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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