| Nov 22, 2010
IRA member Michael Milone, author of Nasha: The First Dog, and Jim Arena, publisher of Arena Press, have announced a screenwriting competition for the students of Collier County, Florida. Conducted in conjunction with BlueNose Edutainment and the Naples International Film Festival, the competition will offer a prize of $1,000 to the student or team submitting the best screen adaptation of Nasha. "The primary goal...is to engage students in reading and writing through music, journalism, and film," says Milone.
Collier County teachers and administrators were the special guests of the Naples International Film Festival on November 6, where they got an introduction to the upcoming release of C.S. Lewis's classic tale The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third film in The Chronicles of Narnia series. The film opens nationwide on December 10.
Included in the presentation was an introduction to the screenwriting lesson plans provided by BlueNose Entertainment. Designed for students in grades 5 to 12, the lesson plans are consistent with national and state reading and writing standards. A variety of screenwriting lesson plans, many of which were developed by Milone, can be accessed at the BlueNose Edutainment website.