Mass media arts graduates and students earn recognitions for scriptwriting, video

Several Grady College students and recent alumni have been named winners in the 2015 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts, an international competition of faculty and student digital media productions.

Alexis Sturgess (ABJ ‘14) nabbed third place in the scriptwriting Short Subject category for “The Chaise.”  Honorable mentions in scriptwriting went to the following:

  • Feature: Elizabeth Barrett (senior) for “Talk to Me”
  • ▪​ Television Spec: Rebecca Ben-David (senior) for “Hands Against The Sky – A Supernatural Spin-Off”
  • ▪​ Mobisode/Webisode: Maria Gardner Cox (senior) for “Charlie and Jane”



In Narrative student video, Evan Simmons (ABJ ‘14) and Nicole “Colby” Bachiller (ABJ ‘14) received honorable mention for their short film, “The Sophomore,” a project that was featured in The Red and Black last spring.

More than 1,300 entries were submitted to the BEA competition from over 150 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, video, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports and two-year/small colleges.

Date: March 18, 2015
Author:  Stephanie Moreno,