We offer educational programs focused on film and filmmakers and to strengthen the professionalism of the Entertainment Industry in the Tampa Bay Area and throughout Florida. 

We provide educational programs

We provide access to student filmmakers, young and old, to work on film projects and improve their craft

We connect all participants of the filmmaking process throughout the state

We create an environment for the creation of more quality films in Florida

We provide online tools for casting calls, discussions and finding expertise

We offer a loan program for equipment

We shoot 2 to 3 short films per year and enter them in film festivals

We actively take part in the actions of the State Legislature pertaining to the  entertainment industry

Our Team

Acting Classes With Carole Gordon

SAG-AFTRA Actor Carole Gordon studied and worked in Los Angeles for over 25 years.  She has appeared in films, on television, theater, commercials, print, and performed improv and stand-up comedy.

Carole now shares what she learned through her years of study with Stella Adler’s Academy, Larry Moss Studio, The Groundlings, Second City, OC Professional Actor’s Group and numerous other workshops and seminars.

As Production Executive with Dean River Productions, she was involved in all areas of film production from pre to post.  The company produced five films with Billy Graham’s World Wide Pictures and made several animated films, videos and documentaries.  Her work behind the scene helps actors understand set decorum and professionalism in the industry.

Her classes consist of relaxation, auditioning, scene study, character development, improvisation, acting techniques, working on camera, filming scenes, live performances, workshops with guest instructors for voice-over, space work, improv, and acting’ and showcasing for talent agents and casting directors, Carole’s classes offer the full package and are for ages 18 and up. Since class size is limited, an additional class night may be added.

Tampa class meets Thursdays , 7:00PM – 9:30PM at The Graham at 2400 E. Henry Ave, in Tampa. Lakeland class meets monthly, the second Saturday, 11:00AM to 3:00PM at My Office & More, 122 E. Main St., $50 per class.

Associated With

Screenwriters of Tomorrow

We meet  the 4th Saturday of every month at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 2nd St. N, Safety Harbor from 12pm-4pm. If you would like to join our group, please email Ellen Schnur at: eschnur@tampabay.rr.com with your email address and she will add you to the list. The 1st 45 minutes is dedicated to a writing lesson and the remainder of the time 2 people usually read 30 pages of their script. Space is limited, so you will need to let Ellen know if you want to attend. All Scriptwriters, whether professionals or beginners, are invited to come to our Screenwriters group. It’s a great way to hear how your script flows when read aloud rather than just reading it on your computer .Actors are welcome to come and do cold readings.

   Script Consultant

Professional script consultant Valerie Kalfrin can be contacted at valeriek109@hotmail.com or by cell phone at 813-335-8789. Full length script analyses will cost $75 for TBFS members (higher cost to general public) and $25 for shorts and pilots ($50 general public.)

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