ABOVE THE LINE                                                                                                                       March 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Lots Going On At Our Tuesday Movie Showcase

Yes, we know the Gasparilla Film Festival opens next Tuesday, March 19, but if you’d like something a little less fancy, we have a great evening planned for you from 7 p..m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 3990 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.

Our bi-monthly Movie Showcase Night offers a heady brew of drama and .comedy in an assortment of shorts that were shot around the U.S.
And, LISTEN UP! we are offering you a special chance to win FREE PASSES FOR TWO LUCKY WINNERS to the upcoming premiere 0f the new sci-fi movie Captive State.

The story tells about an alien invasion and explores the occupation of Chicago by an extra- terrestrial force. Captive City explores the lives on both sides of the conflict — the collaborators and the dissidents. Stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baser and Vera Farmiga. Writers were Erica Beeney and Rupert Wyatt who is also its Producer with David Crockett.

Our special guest speaker is Director/Writer Anjani Pandey who will discuss his upcoming three day film festival that is coming in May.

Scheduled movies are Love Thy Neighbor, We The People, PiP, Shaholly and The Night of Lydia. Also Only Wanna Party, Chocolate Commercial, A Convoluted Conversation and The Spirit Seam. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.

We started a new, fun part to our Movie Nights in January when we asked the audience to vote for their favorites. At Tuesday’s Movie Night we will again vote for our favorites, so, come, enjoy and be a film critic for the night!

Begorra! A Happy St. Paddys Day To Yez All!

SOS!! We Need Your Help On Our Next Project!!

We are happy to say our first of five projects for this year is in pre-production. But we are sad that our members seem to be too busy to help with it. We need you to step up as crew people, even if you are a beginner in our business. But we need seasoned
crew people, too! It would be nice if a member would produce our next short film, Stan Gurvitz’s script The Prop. Hate to have to depend on outsiders, but happy how many former outsiders are now our members. It’s a very short film, four pages, so it should be shot in a few hours. and we need a crew to produce it and an editor to make it beautiful. We know there are many of our
members who have had crew experience, so we hope you will step forward. Remember, Together We Are Stronger!

Screenwriters Of Tomorrow Meet March 23

If you are interested in doing or learning about script writing, we invite you to our next Screenwriters of Tomorrow meeting on March 23 at 12:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Library. 

This group of dedicated writers and actors meet on the fourth Saturday of every month and 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. 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.

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


Linda Gamett

Shawn Goudard

Stan Gurvitz

Bobbi Hill

Sheree Johnson

Richard LeBeau

 John Williams


Ellen Schnur – Marketing, Scriptwriters ,  Events, Committees

Miriam Goodspee -, Editor Above The Line

Frank Fusco – Treasurer/Membership

Marcus Kempton – Movie Showcase/Social Media/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.