The creator and driving-force behind the new (S)3 StudentSuperShorts.com film contest, Elliott is a former journalist for The Associated Press and PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer. Her words and stories have appeared coast-to-coast from the L.A. Times to the Washington Post. Elliott holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from LSU and an M.A. in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She has studied screenwriting with Yale University’s Marc Lapadula and online with Pilar Alessandra, whose students have sold works to Disney, DreamWorks and others. A past-winner of RTNDF’s prestigious Ben Chatfield award for college students in broadcast journalism, Elliott delights in helping young people develop skills and confidence to pursue creative aspirations.
Josh has been the Technical Director for the Savannah Film Festival for the past 10 years and the aTVfest in Atlanta for the past 5 years. He also is the Director of Operations for SCAD’s Trustees Theater and SCADshow venues. Josh holds a B.F.A. in Film and Television from SCAD and M.S. in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Josh is an advocate that the building block of any film is a good story and looks forward to working with students at a younger age to develop storytelling skills.
Currently, a professor for Dramatic Writing at SCAD, Chris’s work experience is unparalleled. He was the Executive producer and creator of “Big Brother Jake” (The Family Channel); staff writer for “The Cosby Show” (Carsey-Werner/NBC); associate writer for “As the World Turns” (Procter & Gamble/CBS), which is what garnered him an Emmy nomination; story editor for “Diamonds” (USA Network/CBS); supervising producer/writer for “More True Stories from Touched by an Angel” (CBS) and “The Mysterious Man of the Shroud” (CBS).
Judging Rubric here.