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Southeastern Extended Studies to offer basic film acting course

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies will offer this fall Basic Film Acting, a new non-credit course available for high school students and adults interested in acting. 
     The course will be offered in Hammond and Walker.
     Taught by Southeastern theater faculty members James Winter and Chad Winters, the 10- hour course is being offered twice in Hammond. Session one will meet weekly on Wednesdays from Sept. 28 – Oct. 26, and session two in Hammond will meet on Mondays from Oct. 10 – Nov. 7. Both sessions meet in the University Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and each session costs $115.
     The Walker class will meet on Tuesdays Oct. 11-Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center. 
     “This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film audition techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film acting work in Louisiana,” said Winter. “Students will be filmed and have the opportunity to bring home a video of their work.” 
     Louisiana has become a primary location for the film and television industry thanks to the state’s competitive tax incentives that have successfully attracted significant investment in the industry and its infrastructure, including new studios and post-production facilities. The state’s Department of Economic Development is focusing on motion picture production as one of its key industries for growth and expansion.  
     To register or for more information about this or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call 985-549-2301.

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