Tuesday's Tidbits

1.    Screening of The Atoning by USM Alum/Filmmaker, June 4
2.    Entry Level Communications Coordinator Job Opportunity
3.    HERO Sports Hype Video Contest 2017 – Deadline July 31
4.    WTOK-TV Job Opportunities
5.    Fall Graduation Application Deadline – July 1

1.    Hattiesburg Screening of The Atoning by USM Alum & Filmmaker, June 4

The Atoning, the mult-award winning indie supernatural thriller, will be featured as the opening night feature film of the FestivalSouth Film Expo June 4th at 6:30pm.

Michael Williams, a Southern Miss alum of the School's film program, has pounded the pavement in the film industry with much success. He will be on hand at the event on Sunday to meet some of the current film students from the program and offer encouragement and advise on pursuing a film career at home in Mississippi as he has. Below are more details on the film along with a link to the Facebook event and film trailer.

The film, by writer/director Michael Williams, stars Virginia Newcomb, Cannon Bosarge, and Michael LaCour.

Genre: Supernatural Thriller, Horror
Runtime: 89 minutes

Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they’re thrust into a horror worse than anything they’ve ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past.

Facebook Event:

Cast and crew will be in attendance.
The Atoning: Hattiesburg, MS FSFX June 4th


2. Entry Level Communications Coordinator Job Opportunity

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for association publications and outreach to lumber use companies, lumber sales staff and wholesalers. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
* Photographer
* Public Relations
* Organize surveys
* Write and distribute association Letters/ Minutes/ Newsletters/ Annual Report
* Organize a library of regulatory info
* General office administration
* Expo activity for building shows/ international lumber buyers
* Strong verbal and written communication skills essential 
* Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or business 
* Must be a team player with a can-do attitude that can operate in a small business environment
If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to bryan@slma.org.

The Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association is a trade association that represents public and privately-owned sawmills, lumber treaters, and their suppliers in 17 states throughout the Southeast.  The association serves as the unified voice of its members on state and federal government affairs and offers various other programs including networking events, marketing and management, and operational issues support.


3.    HERO Sports Hype Video Contest 2017 – Deadline July 31

Are you hyped for the 2017-2018 college football season?! Prove it. Create a spine tingling hype video for this year’s team and you could win $500! Just a few things to get you started. Create a hype video,ideally between two to three minutes. upload to Youtube and than submit your video link to video@herosports.com before July 31st.

The 10 videos that have the most views and are selected by the HERO Sports selection committee will be put up for a vote by the public. In order to qualify you MUST title the video 2017 HERO Sports Hype video: (insert school name). The earlier you submit your video, the longer you will have to promote your work.  The 3rd place winner will receive $200, the 2nd place winner will receive $300 and the first place winner will receive $500! This contest is open to students, athletic departments, fanatic fans, EVERYBODY!  Ready, set, create!

WTOK-TV Job Opportunities

WTOK-TV has an immediate opening for a Part-time Production Assistant. TV or radio experience is preferred.  Photo or video experience is helpful.  Flexible schedule is required, including nights, early mornings and weekends.  They need to be organized, proactive, show initiative, good computer skills and communication skills. They should have a keen eye for detail, be happy to work under pressure and to strict deadlines, as well as numerate and very flexible.
To apply, please go to their online Careers website at www.gray.tv/applynow.  Pre-employment drug screening and MVR check required. WTOK-TV is a drug free workplace, equal opportunity employer and also participates in the Homeland Security E-Verify program.
WTOK is also still accepting applications for the following positions:
Multimedia Journalist – Bureau Reporter
News Video Journalist
Sports Reporter/Anchor
Meteorologist/News Reporter/Photographer
Master Control Operator/Production Technician

5.    Fall Graduation Application Deadline – July 1

Seniors planning to graduate this fall please note that the deadline to apply for graduation (yes, you must apply) is July 1. After that date the Registrar’s Office charges a late fee that continues to increase the longer you wait to apply.
More information on applying for graduation is available via the Registrar’s Website: https://www.usm.edu/registrar/graduation-commencement