Frostburg State University’s Micheal McAlexander, an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication, has won the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts best of festival award for his screenplay “Space Race.”
“Winning this award means that my peers, other broadcast professionals and writers, have reviewed my work and have said it’s really good,” McAlexander said. This award is the highest award received at this festival.
In addition to his faculty role, McAlexander is a feature film director and screenwriter. His screenplay “Space Race” is about a young, down-on-his-luck flying instructor who teams up with a group of adrenaline-pumped Cal-Tech grad students racing against a ruthless billionaire to launch the first commercial astronaut into space. He calls it a mix of “Fast and Furious” and “Apollo 13.”
For more information about FSU’s Department of Mass Communication, call 301-687-3049, or visit www.beaweb.org for information on the BEA Festival.