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Drama Students Are Now “Working Actors”

WINTERVILLE—After a successful spring semester, Pitt Community College drama instructor Lee Armstrong says 18 students from the “Acting for the Camera” course he just finished teaching can officially refer to themselves as “working actors.”

Armstrong says the students were shot or cast this semester in 21 different film/television roles, four music videos and a commercial. “This represents a lot of hard work and accomplishment on behalf of these talented actors,” he said.

According to Armstrong, student Jimi Hansen acted in five short films this spring while classmate Deante Williams took part in three. Carlos Boyd, Nina Moore, Martin Murrell and Austin Smith were each featured in two short films, he said, adding that student Nyketric Singletary shot a film in Virginia Beach and three of his own music videos.

Along with Jamie Gonzalez, Armstrong said Moore and Williams earned credit toward Screen Actors Guild (SAG) eligibility by working on “The Adventures of the Smart Rocks,” a SAG-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists New Media project directed by ECU's Michael Tierno.