Tampa Bay Film Society

Above the line

TBFS Newsletter

Volume 9, October, 2019

Message from the President

scholarship fundraiser

There’s still time to make a donation to our Scholarship Fund.

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

you can donate here

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.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th at the Holiday Inn, 3990 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar from 7-9 pm. Our guest speakers are Kelly Paige from Level Talent Group, Brian and Jake Jalbert from Jalbert Brothers Productions and Brent Von Horn.


Level Talent Group is led by long-standing industry professional, Kelly Paige. Since 1979 Kelly has brought her ingenuity and fierce devotion to the industry.

Level Talent Group is a full-service SAG franchised talent agency that represents union and non-union models and actors of all ages for Film & TV, Commercial and Print clients. Having built her foundation in the metropolitan markets of New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit, Kelly has continued to steer the agency in the direction of excellence since its doors opened in 2004.

Kelly is also the Past President of Film Florida and will be discussing the latest updates from Tallahassee.

Jalbert brothers


They will be speaking about their HACKING HOLLYWOOD event.

The Jalbert Brothers started their careers in video production 15 years ago, as kids making home movies in their backyard. Combining their knowledge of filmmaking and experience in video production, Brian and Jake took an amateur love for film and turned it into a career behind the camera. With Brian’s talent for producing and Jake’s passion for cinematography and directing, this filmmaking powerhouse duo is changing the industry from the inside out. Their credits include co – producer and 1st assistant director for the feature film Apple of My Eye– starring Burt Reynolds and Amy Smart– distributed by Sony Pictures, they produced and directed the series pilot called 10 Seconds to Run, and 2 Shows for Amazon Prime Video called Haunted Tours and Share Your Scare.
To quote Peter
“I write, I film, I edit. I am a constant tinkerer of cinema, photography, design and sound.”
Regular Deadline October 31, 2019,
Earlybird Deadline November 30, 2019,
Late Deadline, December 31, 2019,
Extended Deadline, January 15, 2020,
Notification Deadline, February 1, 2020,
Regular Deadline December 16,2019
Late Deadline, January 10, 2020,
Extended Deadline, January 31, 2020,
Notification Deadline, February 22, 2020,
Screenwriters of Tomorrow will meet on Saturday the 26th at 12:30 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Library . 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 small room with limited (15) seating, we request that you contact Ellen if you plan to be there
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
Discount for services to TBFS members
Contact: ( 813 ) 920-5430
Or ( 727 ) 453-8581