Carnegie Mellon University

To encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology and to help their careers

  • Amount $284,360
  • City Pittsburgh, PA
  • Investigator Robert Handel
  • Year 2010
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant provides continuing support to Carnegie Mellon University, one of the Foundation's six film school partners, for three more years of activities designed to encourage top film students to develop screenplays about science and technology. Activities supported under this grant include a symposium featuring internationally recognized scientists and technologists discussing current work in their fields; two semesters of training in screenwriting, guest-faculty workshops by accomplished screenwriting mentors; consultations by scientists and technologists on scripts in progress; the presentation of two awards for outstanding student screenplays exploring scientific themes or featuring scientists or technologists as characters, and activities to promote student career advancement, including industry showcases in Los Angeles and New York.

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