Tampa Bay Film Society

Above the line

TBFS Newsletter

Volume 9, JULY, 2019

Message from the President

scholarship fundraiser

Hello Friends and Family of the Tampa Bay Film Society,


Our 2nd annual Scholarship/Fundraiser event will take place on,
Saturday, November 2nd at Banquet Masters,13355 49th St N, Clearwater, FL.

1920's theme

This year’s theme is the Roaring 20’s. A fun filled night of dinner, dancing, live entertainment provided by Bill Castner and a few surprises.

Our goal is to raise $7,000.00 dollars that will be used for the Scholarship and Fundraiser event. The Scholarship will help a graduating High School Media Student from right here in the Tampa Bay area. Giving a student access to further his/her education will only reward us as a community.

Our first Scholarship recipient

Our first Scholarship recipient was J’mya Brooks.
Her plan is to become a filmmaker concentrating on documentaries.

You can now donate through Paypal here on our website below.

This is a great opportunity to get exposure for your business and support your local, independent, film industry in the Tampa Bay area.

Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.

Without your support this event will not be possible. Please help us reach our goal, so that we may continue to award a scholarship to a deserving student.

Best regards,



Please join us on Tuesday, July 16th
at the Holiday Inn Express, 3990 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Fl.
from 7-9 pm
for another night of great films.


Join members of Film Florida from the Bay Area
and get to know others from the industry and see the studio at
Two Stories Media.
Free to attend and open to the public.
Our Screenwriters of Tomorrow will meet on the third Saturday of this month,

which is July 20th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
at the Safety Harbor Library
instead of its normal 4th Saturday meeting date.

Admission is free.

This group stresses professionalism in screenwriting but is open to all script writers, whether beginners or advanced as well as actors wishing to hone their cold reading skills.

The first 45 minutes of each meeting is a writing lesson dealing with different aspects of the craft followed by readings and critiques.

Several members of the group sign up monthly to read 10 to 30 pages of their script.

To be put on the mailing list as meeting reminders, email Ellen Schnur at eschnur4@gmail.com with your email address.

First time drop-ins are welcome, but, since we meet in a smallish room with limited (15) seating, we request that you contact Ellen if you plan to be there
The Spring Script Contest ends this week with a large number of scripts entered into competition under the guidance of project chair Marcus Kempton.

It now goes to the judges to determine the winner or winners, as we are looking to shoot possibly two of the contest scripts.

Winner(s) will get their script produced with the Society paying all expenses including editing the final clip.

Florida Is Suddenly Hot For Production Work

Florida is getting a larger number of productions looking to work here than it has seen in many a year, and that is a very good thing for our local filmmakers.

Some of the recent major projects include:

Tampa Bay Area — “I Saw A Man With Yellow Eyes” starring Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr. . The psychological thriller is wrapped.

Space Coast/Orlando will host Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Right Stuff” which is to start filming this fall as a TV series. DiCaprio is its executive producer.

Miami has the Amazon Series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel which is supposed to shoot a segment of the popular TV show there. It stars Rachel Brosnakan and Tony Shalhoub.

And that is only a sample of what is coming/has come in to shoot. Oh, yeah! Good Times Are Coming!!
Ellen Schnur Marketing, Scriptwriters, Events, Committees
Miriam Goodspeed, Editor, Above The Line
Stan Gurvitz, Membership
Marcus Kempton, Contests

Events, Public Relations,
Press Releases. Scriptwriting,
Bookings and much more
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Contact: ( 813 ) 920-5430
Or ( 727 ) 453-8581