ABOVE THE LINE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    November 2018


 World-Wide Movies To Show At Tuesday Meeting


As the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed…” we are again planning our bi-monthly Movie Night to exhibit a collection of movies from around the world at our meeting Tuesday, November 20th at the Holiday Inn Express, 3990 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. We had a glitch in the showing of them in September.

Networking is at 7 p.m. followed by meeting at 7:30 p.m. The movies are from our new connection to Film Freeway and its collection of movies from around the world. They are: D.A.T.E from Mumbai, India; Almost Sunny from United Kingdom; In Chains from France; Softly and Yushka from The Russian Federation; Are You Volleyball from Iran ; Last Thoughts of An Elevator Killer from Sweden; Bag  from Philippines; Caught In Quicksand from United States.

Not only Film Freeway films are to be shown on Movie Nights, but also films made by our local filmmakers. They will also be allowed to put their productions on Film Freeway. This is free to our members and is a small fee for nonmembers of $5 for shorts and currently $10 for feature films.


TBUFF Shows Two TBFS Films at Festival

The Tampa Bay Film Society’s short film Artificial Infatuation will be among the opening night movie selection at the 5th Annual Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival Thursday, December 6, at Britton Theater, 3938 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. and our second recent film, Just My Luck will be one of the closing shows on Sunday at The Villagio Cinemas in Carrollwood.

Another of Sunday’s closing night films is the late Richard Stefanik’s last one, Nouveau Lyndia. Stefanick, one of Tampa Bay film community’s favorite directors, wrote, produced and directed the sci-fi movie. He died Sept.2, and will be missed.

The Festival opens at noon on Friday, Dec. 7; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. The Tampa Bay Film Society, in cooperation with TBUFF, will have a vendor table at the festival. If you would like to volunteer to help, see President Ellen Schnur at Tuesday’s movie night or email her at eschnur4@gmail.com.



Locked Out Fundraiser Crew Saves Day For Fun Event

What do you do when you learn your venue for the biggest event of your season has locked its doors two days before your big show?

That was the problem facing our hard working Fundraiser Crew this month when The Aegean Restaurant had a few legal problems and closed only two days before our highly promoted Fundraiser and Fashion Show on November 11. Our fast acting chairman Bobbi Hill and her co-chair, Renee Leone scrambled to find a new location.

The new venue at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club was a great choice despite the short notice. They served a delicious buffet and was generous with the champagne. The program was outstanding, the female models were beautiful and the male models were cute, too.

Our own Gbemi Olawayimika ‘s Maranatha Fashion House offered a fashion collection reflecting her Nigerian heritage with bright colors and smart but comfortable styles in the flavor of Africa. Sumita Bhojwani Fashion Designs were also featured.

Orlando’s hottest designer, Michele Huyah presented her collection of one-of-a-kind evening gowns as a finale right out of an Oscar Night. Each one seemed more beautiful than the one before. All were priced at $5,000 and up.

Also shown were clothes from TJ Max and Gulfview Mall stores. There was lots of music and some dancing in the aisles. Dawn Reese emceed the fashion show and interviewed guests. Michael Tucson played music and sang a medley of songs. Other singers were Quincy Crank and Ann Poonkasem. Forbes Riley gave a presentation of her work. A silent auction of movie paraphernalia, jewelry and other items received a lot of attention, too.

All in all, it was a great afternoon and a nearly full house. Congratulations to our chairwomen and the volunteers who were invaluable help in making everything run smoothly.


TV Show Condo Cops Reruns On Saturdays

Remember our home- grown Reality Show, Condo Cops? Well, it’s b-a-a-k!

Producer Mike Perez is honoring our wonderful Director, Ron Satloff who was a well known Director in Hollywood and worked on numerous major Television series before retiring here.

He died recently , and this tribute to him is a revival of all 8 episodes of the show that featured many of our members when it was shot here several years ago.

President Ellen Schnur was a line producer and writer and Secretary/Above the Line Editor with Billy Noakes were the other two writers.

See Condo Cops every Saturday on WTTA 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. starting November 17th.

 Holiday Get Together

We figure you’re all a little tired of going to fancy places for our holiday cheer, and we have decided to do something different for you this year. Let’s have a real hoe style Christmas party on December 18 at our usual meeting place in the Holiday Inn Express.

We want it to be a time when our members and other friends gather to get to know each other better, the kind of event where friends meet, greet, and eat. It’s a pot luck, so bring something to share.

Everyone comes in free, even guests We just party, eat, and hear some great music.  Please join us in celebrating the end of another successful year.

Let’s have some FUN!

Screenwriters Of Tomorrow Meets December 15

The Screenwriters of Tomorrow held its November meeting last Saturday, due to Thanksgiving holiday and  meets next on December 15 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. We’ll bring the sodas and maybe some eggnog.

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 monthly 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.




2018 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.