ABOVE THE LINE                                                                                                                       January 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Movie Night is Tuesday, January 22

This Tuesday, January 22, 7-9 p.m. is our Tampa Bay Film Society’s Movie Night offering six movies from around the world and two from our own Tampa movie community.

We hope you saw the many email notices about this month’s date change. The Tampa Bay Film Society’s January meeting is Tuesday at our usual meeting place, the Holiday Inn Express, 3990 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. The change in the January date was a schedule glitch by the hotel. We will return to our usual third Tuesday meeting date in February.

Tuesday’s movie schedule includes the premiere of Werner Jauch’s new production,
Paint For Her, starring Rick Danforth and Joel D. Wynkoop and Anjany Pandey’s movie Mindset. Six other films are selections from FilmFreeway . Included from the USA are The Nights of Lydia (aka Las Nothes de Lydia) and
Caught in Quicksand . From Spain comes Croquetas ; Are You Volleyball from Iran; Last Thoughts Of An Elevated Killer is from Sweden and Bag from The Philippines.

The audience will vote on which movie 0f the night is Best of Show and its producer will be notified of the honor.

Also, on the program will be the naming of the winners of our Parody/Commercial
Contest. Entries were judged on video and sound quality, whether storyline is easy to follow, good continuity with seamless editing and is it entertaining and funny. Winners will receive:1st place $100 and plaque; 2nd place, $50, and 3rd place gets
Honorable Mention..


What’s Going on in the Tampa Bay Film Society

John Williams is scheduled to write and shoot a Film Society Promo in the next few weeks. It will profile the doings of our Society around the Tampa Bay area.

Here’s your chance to be a film critic! Come to Tuesday’s meeting and vote on who gets our very first Audience Chose Award from the eight films that will be shown through FilmFreeway. The winner gets a document announcing their success.


Screenwriters Of Tomorrow Meets January 26

The Screenwriters of Tomorrow will hold its January 26 meeting at 12:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Library. This screenwriting 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.

This group of dedicated writers meets on the fourth Saturday of every month and admission is free. The first 45 minutes of each meeting is a writing lesson dealing with different aspects of the craft followed by readings and critiques. Two members of the group sign up  onthly to read 30 pages of their script. Space is limited to 15, and reservations are a must. 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.

We merged our previous screenwriters group with the Screenwriters of Tomorrow several years ago. Current leader of the group is Terri Emerson, whose script, Bernie The Dolphin was made into a movie that had its premiere recently. Her newest script
is now in production.

We Made Our $1,000 Scholarship Goal!

Thanks to to you, our members, our November fundraiser chaired by Bobbi Hill and Renee Leone, and the outpouring of money from our many Donors, we made our Fundraiser goal of $1,000 to give a media scholarship to a deserving senior high school
student. It was the first such fundraiser effort we ever made as the Tampa Bay Film Society . Congratulations and many thanks to all of you.

And there’s more! We are also promised a matching donation by the Art Institute.

2019 Tampa Bay Film Society OFFICERS AND BOARD

PRESIDENT                           Ellen Schnur

EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT     Marcus Kempton

VICE PRESIDENT                Gbemi Oluwayimik 

SECRETARY                         Miriam Goodspeed

TREASURER                         Frank Fusco


Stan Gurvitz

Bobbi Hill

Dawn Reese

 John Williams


Ellen Schnur – Marketing, Scriptwriters ,  Events, Committees

Miriam Goodspee -, Editor Above The Line

Frank Fusco – Membership

Marcus Kempton – Contests


Ellen Schnur (eschnur4@gmail.com)

Marcus Kempton (aspectratio235@gmail.com)

Gbemi Oluwayimika (alljoy2@yahoo.com)

Frank Fusco (ffusco4127@aol.com)

Miriam Goodspeed (keespeed@aol.com)

Bobbi Hill (castreelpeople@tampabay.rr.com

Stan Gurvitz (stanism_1@yahoo.com)

Dawn Reese (dawnreese106.1fm@gmail.com)

John Williams (paparazzinfo@gmail.com)










(Courtesy of The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Film Commission)

Place free listings for you or your business in local and national production guides:
State of Florida Film Commission: www.filminflorida.com
Local Film Commissions:
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Office: www.FilmSPC.com To be added to the film commission mailing list, contact: Lisa Dozois: Lisa@FilmSPC.com.
Tampa/Hillsborough Film Office:
Florida film Festivals: http://www.filminflorida.com/wh/ff.asp
Local industry groups, organizations and websites:
Creative Tampa Bay: www.creativetampabay.com
Film Florida: www.filmflorida.org.
Film Institute Leading Market: http://filminstitute.ning.com
MPFI: www.mediaprofessionals.org.
Tampa area Professional Photographers Association: www.tappa.org
Florida Film Network http://floridafilmnetwork.com
University of Tampa FREE LECTURE SERIES: Join UT Film Society on Facebook.
In Focus Magazine www.infocus-magazine.com
International Academy of Design and Technology www.academy.edu

Online Permit Applications

Now it’s even easier to take care of business with the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission’s new online permit application system. Just go to http://florida.filmapp.com/filmspc/, choose Apply to Film, and then register if it’s your first time using FilmApp, or simply log in. Be sure to read the Before You Start section. Please allow five business days in advance of your start date for processing standard filming/photography permits for shoots on city/county owned or managed locations.