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Industry Panels & Workshops [clear filter]
Thursday, March 31

7:00pm EDT

Panel: Meet The Press, but don't forget your social media

 “Meet the Press, but don’t forget your Social Media” -Filmmaker’s Lounge

 With the media and press becoming more than the old standard of newspapers and TV, social media has become much bigger than just a trend. It’s an everyday source of promotion, advertising and marketing. Filmmakers and other honored guests are invited to pitch their films to the press and audience.

Cyndi Edwards (Daytime), Antony Francis (Head of Lettuce Media), Hilda Somarriba (Prism Media Group), Paul Guzzo (Tampa Tribune), Victoria Jorgenson (A Media Marketing), Al Frederick (Frederick Communications), and Steve Persall (Tampa Bay Times).

 George Zwierko (Three Chairs Productions) moderates.

Thursday March 31, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Filmmakers Lounge TBD
Saturday, April 2

11:00am EDT

Panel: Call My Agent

 “Call my Agent” -HCC Ybor City

 An actor relies on a network of agents, casting directors and managers to market their talents. How do you get in good with the casting directors? What’s the secret to booking a gig? How much does the script matter? What does it take to become a star? Learn from the experts in casting and discovering talent.

 Cinda Snow (Snow Entertainment), Kelly Paige (Level Talent), Traci Danielle (Brevard Talent), Brandon Henry Rodriguez (Scorpion, The Thinning), Rose Rosen, CSA (Edward Scissorhands, Soccer Moms of Tampa Bay), and Mark Mullen (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Miami Vice)


 Moderated and Sponsored By Tony Armer (St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commissioner)

Saturday April 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

12:30pm EDT

Panel: The Performance is worth a thousand words

The Performance is worth a thousand words “ -HCC Ybor City

Performances are about what’s being said, but often it’s what isn’t said, from subtle expressions to the timing and tones of the actor’s voice. Discovering the connection from character to its audience and the mystery of what makes the audience love or hate a character.

 Oscar winner, Rita Moreno (West Side Story, 9 to 5), Mark Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell, Precious Cargo), Carlos Bardhem (The Debt, Assassin’s Creed), Colin Smith (Lies I Told my Little Sister, Bear with Us), Mary Rachel Dudley (Triple 9, HBO’s Confirmation), Alberto Ammann (Narcos, The Debt), Stacia Crawford (River Guard, Lost Cat Corona), and Christy Carlson Romano (Bear with Us, Kim Possible).


 Moderated by Doug Fox (Mad Max: Fury Road, Children of God)

Saturday April 2, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605

4:30pm EDT

Panel: The Creative Hands

4:30pm- The Creative Hands (behind the scenes) -HCC Ybor City


From the art of special effects make-up to the sights and sounds that pull you into a film, it takes an army of talented crew to make movie magic.  Meet the crew.


Oscars don’t just go to the lead actor…


Oscar winning and multiple nominee, Sound mixer- David Parker (Fight Club, Dreamgirls)-, Editor- Stacy Schroeder (The Disaster Artist, Grudge Match), Make-up artist- Francesca Tampieri (Dog Eat Dog, Hatfields and McCoys), Cinematographer-Alex Gallitano (Bear with Us, Beyond Belief) and Sound mixer- Whit Norris (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Passengers)


Moderator- Dale Gordon (Film Tampa Bay Commissioner)


Saturday April 2, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
HCC Ybor Campus - Ybor Room 2112 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605
Sunday, April 3

11:00am EDT

Panel: Meet the Commish & Breakfast


Filmmakers/ Panelists Breakfast  –Filmmaker’s Lounge


Film Tampa Bay’s Dale Gordon and St. Pete/ Clearwater’s Film Commissioner, Tony Armer welcome filmmakers, panelists, and out of town guests for a Tampa style breakfast in the filmmakers lounge; Bloody Mary’s, Mimosa’s, and film discussion from incentives to locations will be topical.

Sunday April 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

12:00pm EDT

Panel: A Conversation with Darcy McKinnon of NOVAC


 “A Conversation with Darcy McKinnon of NOVAC” –Filmmaker’s Lounge


The mission to educate and build a film community stems with a variety of resources including local and national organizations, Darcy McKinnon and Dale Gordon (Film Tampa Bay) discuss efforts to grow and sustain the film and television industry in Tampa Bay. 

Sunday April 3, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

1:00pm EDT

Panel: How To Fest: Do's and Don'ts for a film festival run

How to Fest” (Do’s and Don’ts for a Film Festival run) –Filmmaker’s Lounge


After the film is made and it’s time to show it, and the festivals continue to be one of the best ways to find an audience. From film festival programmers, executive directors, publicists, and potential distributors, learn some new tricks to help your film get into festivals, possibly win and get that coveted distribution deal.


Andres Castillo (Miami International Film Festival), Monica Varner (GIFF), Leslie Cohen (HBO), Quincy Perkins (Key West Film Festival), Dwight Cenac (Sunscreen Film Festival), Hilda Somarriba (Prism Media Group), and Grace Santos (Bentonville Film Festival)


Tyler Martinolich moderates (Film Tampa Bay)

Sunday April 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Filmmakers Lounge TBD

2:30pm EDT

Panel: Open Casting

Casting directors, managers, acting coaches, and agents are always looking to discover new talent. Discuss the possibilities with the experts who can open the doors to Hollywood. After all, it’s all who you know… Bring your headshot. Bring your chops.

Possibly in attendance: Eugenie Bondurant (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Fight Club), Nancy McBride (Reel Casting), Kelly Paige (Level Talent), Traci Daniele (Brevard Talent), Bobbi Hill (Bobbi Hill Casting), Rose Rosen (Edward Scissorhands, Bridezillas), Andi Matheny (The Mentalist, American Zombie), Brandon Henry Rodriguez (Director’s Cut, Wilfred), Mark Mullen (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Monster) and Cinda Snow (Snow Entertainment).


Moderator: Elizabeth Fendrick (Vacation, Reckless)


Sunday April 3, 2016 2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Lieser Skaff Alexander Theater 5 1600 e 8th ave, tampa, fl