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Waxahachie, Texas - October 17, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Digital Media Arts professor Rob Price spoke at the first annual Christian Media Association (CMA) National Media Convention, which was held October 17 and 18.
Price said, "I was honored when I was approached a year ago to represent SAGU as a guest speaker at this exciting convention."
The conference hosted 50 workshops with 25 speakers within the two-day time span. Various sessions instructed on how to work with a professional composer, developing on air presence, a Hispanic media track and many others. Price spoke on screenplay writing, and the title of his presentation was "Mastering the Beat Sheet: The Secret Structure to Successful Screenplays."
"The atmosphere of this convention had a pioneering spirit. There weren't thousands of people that showed up, but the several hundred who did attend were incredibly focused, engaged and passionate about faith-based media," Price said.
Price graduated from Evangel University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting/Journalism and later earned a master’s degree in TV/Film from Regent University. He also served as a television reporter/producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). He currently serves as an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department at SAGU and teaches various digital media courses in TV/Film.
When asked if he had a few suggestions for aspiring writers, Price had some solid advice: "It takes a combination of three things that will make someone an effective scriptwriter: God's personal passions that have been planted in his or her heart, the ability to discover those passions, and finally a maddening personal drive to learn-learn-learn all they can about the craft of writing," Price said. "What we cannot forget is that through these divine assignments, we are drawn closer to the heart of God. That is more beneficial than any screenplay you could ever sell."

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.


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