Scopes DVD wins merit award
March 31, 2008

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“Inherit the Truth,” a filmed reenactment of the historic Scopes Evolution Trial produced by Bryan College, has won a Merit Award in the fifth annual Service Industry Advertising Awards, SIAA has announced.
 
The reenactment, recently released in DVD format, was filmed and edited by ST Productions in Chattanooga, and was cited in the “Special Video Production: Educational Services” section of the competition.
 
Bryan President Stephen Livesay said, “We are pleased that the Service Industry Advertising Awards has recognized the quality of ‘Inherit the Truth.’ ST Productions did a superb job of capturing on film a crucial debate that eight decades later still commands the attention of the world.”  Doug Loveridge, production manager for ST Productions, said, “It was an honor to do the project. We felt it was a good project and appreciate the recognition.”
     
“Inherit the Truth” was filmed in July 2007 in conjunction with the 20th Annual Scopes Trial Festival in and around the Rhea County Courthouse, the scene of the 1925 trial. The original play was adapted from the trial transcript by Gale Johnson of Dayton, and the film version was adapted from the play and directed by Tony McCuiston.  “It was a pleasure working with everyone on the production,” Mr. McCuiston said. “It was a great learning experience with the film and editing crew. It is something I will always remember and I am thankful that I had the opportunity.”
 
“Inherit the Truth” will be presented in its world premiere at Bryan College’s Rudd Auditorium March 29, at 7:30 p.m. The event, the conclusion for the college’s Heritage Week, is open to the public without charge.