Pearl River Community College

PRCC to host TV-film workshop for high school students

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College Television and Film Productions will hold a Television and Film Workshop for high school students (grades 9-12) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. This event will take place in the Television and Film Soundstage (Building 49) at the Poplarville campus.The purpose of the workshop is to train students to work as interns on the college Healthy People Now! productions. Healthy People Now! is a consortium of the PRCC Department of Nursing Education and the Office of Public Relations, Television and Film Productions.This program produces dramatic illustrations of psychosocial issues stemming from Hurricane Katrina-related traumatic events in the lives of K_12 students. Healthy People Now! was funded by the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation in 2008 for three years and was recently re-funded for an additional 3 years. The program places DVDs of these productions in K-12 schools in Hancock and Pearl River counties. For more information or to view the productions, visit <a href=""></a>."We have developed this workshop to make students aware of the class," said Ronn Hague, the program film director and the Television and Film Production class instructor. "There are no other classes like this in the entire state. We also want to train these students to intern on these productions. We want them to see how rewarding and challenging the film industry can be."The high school students will be working under mentors from the college Television and Film Production class."This will give these students the opportunity to work with trained college students who are familiar with a professional film set," Hague said. "We carefully cast these productions, and the people we use are extremely professional. These students will get a real feel for a film set, and this is a unique opportunity for them."Interested high school students should contact their high school or vocational counselor, or they can call Hague at 601-403-1316, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.