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Northern Michigan students learn the skills to make a screenplay

Nine students from Northwestern Michigan College and the career tech center are shadowing film crews from Project Cinema MI this week to learn how to make a screenplay.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Some Northwestern Michigan College students are busy this week interning for a film crew in Traverse City.

Nine students from the college and the career tech center shadowed the production of 'Sheets of Sand Inside Little Bohemia'.

The screenplay won a contest and now "Project Cinema MI" is putting the film together and giving students valuable experience in the meantime.

The 10-minute screenplay tells the story of a young woman struggling with a disability.

"The benefit of the interns is gonna be that they're learning from real professionals how to behave on a film set. And a film set is unheard of around here now," said Project Cinema MI Director Rich Brauer. "Nobody makes movies in Traverse City. And when this film screens, probably in January at the state theater, people are gonna go, 'You guys made that right here?'"

Filming for the short will continue throughout the week at Oryana Food Co-op in Traverse City and The Sleeping Bears Dunes National Lakeshore.

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