“Media That Matters” is the theme of American University Visions 2012, which is a competition for AU students that covers everything from photography to film. I’m one of the judges for the short screenplay competition. I’m an AU grad myself, as well as a screenwriter and judge for DC Shorts, so I was glad to help. It’s interesting reading a bunch of scripts from new writers.
And past winners of the competition have gone on to do great things, like Mary Ratliff. Mary is working on a feature-length documentary on competitive video gaming, a huge subculture in this country that most people don’t know about.