#BEAVirtualVegas is Live!

While we all wish we could be in sunny Las Vegas for BEA 2020, we’re very much thrilled to stay connected at #BEAVirtualVegas!

The Writing Division Business Meeting will be held live on Monday, April 20 from 4:00-5:00. Please check the BEA Agenda for more details.

Congratulations to all our student and faculty winners at this year’s Festival of Media Arts!

Best of Festival Student Scriptwriting:

David Hyland, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Virtuous Enigma (Original TV Series Pilot )

Best of Faculty Scriptwritng:

Matt Webb, Huntington University

Sleepwalker [Feature] (Feature Category)

March 2020 Newsletter; BEA Cancelled

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Writers!

We hope that everyone is safe, relaxed, and doing well during this time. As you probably already know, the BEA 2020 Conference was cancelled due to the growing concern of COVID-19.

Regardless, we still wish to bring you our quarterly newsletter with information, updates, and Festival of Media Arts winners from our Screenwriting Competition! Catch everything in the newsletter here: bea-writing-news-2020-03mar-1.pdf

Make sure to join our Facebook group, follow our Twitter, and see what the Writing Division is all about on Instagram.

Judges Needed for BEA 2019-2020 Student Script Competition

Last year, we had another successful Student Scriptwriting Competition as part of the BEA Festival of Media Arts. 

Once again, in order to recognize more students for the great work they are creating, we need your help! We are currently seeking volunteers to judge the 2019-2020 Student Script Competition. This is a valuable service that’s a great CV line and a wonderful chance to give back to our students. It’s also useful to see the variety and quality of work being produced by students around the country.  Judging will take place from December 20, 2019 to January 15, 2020.  

Reviewers will be asked to evaluate a variety of scripts, something we believe keeps the reviewing experience interesting. A general rubric will be used to make providing feedback easy. You will be asked to assess scripts using a point scale and then provide a few brief constructive comments for the student.

If you are interested in volunteering to review student scripts, please email Jon Mabee at jmabee@missouristate.edu and your name will be added to our list of judges.

December 2019 Newsletter Available & Upcoming Festival of Media Arts Deadlines

Happy Holidays, Writers!

As we’re wrapping up another fall semester and moving onto a new decade, we’re pleased to bring you the last Writing Division Newsletter of 2019! Check it out: December 2019 Writing Division Newsletter

If you haven’t already, make sure that you register for next year’s BEA Convention at the Las Vegas Westgate April 18-21, 2020. The deadline for the Festival of Media Arts is December 15, so please encourage your students to submit to the student screenwriting competition. If you’re interested in judging for our screenwriting competition, please email our competition chair, John McHale, or the student competition co-chairs, Evan Kropp and Jon Mabee to volunteer.

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March 2019 Newsletter Available & BEA Festival of Media Arts Winners

Spring forward, Writers!

The Writing Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is pleased to share with everyone our 2019 March Newsletter. Inside you’ll find important information about this year’s BEA Conference, including a list of panels and sessions, plus the business meeting for the Writing Division.  We’d also like to take an opportunity to congratulate our student and faculty screenwriting competition winners! A full list is located within the newsletter.

We look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s BEA Conference! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all the latest updates and information about the Writing Division, the BEA Conference, and the National Association of Broadcasters.