Southeastern Extended Studies to offer Basic Film Acting and Introdutory Screenwriting courses

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies, in partnership with the theatre program in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will offer non-credit courses in basic film acting and introductory screenwriting.
     Designed to address Louisiana’s growing entertainment industry, both courses are offered this spring and taught by James Winter, assistant professor of theater.
     “Introduction to Film Acting” is a 10-hour course offered in Mandeville on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from March 7 to April 4. At a cost of $115, Winter said the course is designed to teach novice actors basic film audition techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film acting work in Louisiana.
     “Introduction to Screenwriting” is offered in Walker on Mondays at 6 p.m. from March 12 to April 23 and provides an introductory knowledge base to pursue screen writing endeavors. Cost of the course is $125. Participants will learn professional formatting and techniques, as well as how and where to submit written screenplays for professional consideration, Winter said.
     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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