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Turn Your Documentary Film Idea into a Reality with PCC Proposal-Writing Class

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Seeing your documentary idea become a real production hinges on persuading the right companies to give you financial support and backing. Portland Community College can bridge the gap between your film concept and its debut with a new non-credit class this fall.Writing for Documentary: Grants, Proposals, Treatments and Pitches will offer the essentials for getting your documentary off the ground. Instructor Courtney Hermann will demystify the grant-writing process, define the difference between proposal and treatment writing, and discuss the methods of pitching ideas to potential backers. Examples of documentary writing will be paired with actual films and videos that first emerged from persuasive writing.The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 12 through Oct. 19, in Room 108 of the CT Building at PCC’s Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Cost is $42.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6692.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »