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MFA Alum Thomas Clayton wins BEA Award for his Screenplay “The Passion of the Heretic”

Thomas Clayton’s (MFA class of 2011) screenplay, “The Passion of the Heretic” has won a third place award in the student scriptwriting competition of the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. Over 1,600 professors, students and media professionals are currently individual members and approximately 275 college and university departments and schools are institutional members.

“The Passion of the Heretic” is a feature length screenplay which covers the life of Michael Servetus, a writer, editor, doctor, and theologian in the sisteenth century. Hounded throughout his adult life by Catholics and Protestants alike, he was burned at the stake by Calvinist Protestants in 1553 for advocating a more simple and compassionate Christianity.

The screenplay, along with supporting writings, is available in book form at www.theservetusproject.org. a few copies of the first edition, first printing are still available. Additional information on Michael Servetus is available at http://www.miguelservet.org/ and http://www.servetus.org/.


Written by uncgmst

February 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Posted in Alumni News

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