Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hollywood Acting Stuido Jax!

Boot Camp will be at Multi Media Group located at 11655 Central Parkway, Suite 302, Jacksonville, FL. 32224

This months WIFT meeting!


This Month’s WIFT meeting covers:
COMMERCIALS- From Concept to casting and beyond.
The importance of Commercials in television  - Guest Speaker Kevin Rhodes, a veteran commercial writer/producer for hundreds of national commercials, will be giving us the inside look into the high stakes commercial world. Producers, writers and actors will benefit from this informative talk.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3RD Wednesday of Every Month!
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location:   Blackfinn Ameripub, Markets at Town Center, 4840 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246
This event is open to everyone (men and women, crew and talent) in the Industry!
Bring your Business Cards and come Network!!
UPCOMING WIFT Jacksonville Events: Mark the Dates! 
#2.Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
#3. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
#4. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special Feature! Screening of "The Flying Ace"

October 13th, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Beaches Museum Chapel
Come see the groundbreaking classic silent film that is said to have helped inspire the Tuskegee Airmen when the Beaches Museum Chapel presents a showing of "The Flying Ace" on Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. Made in the early 20th century when Jacksonville was promoted as "The Winter Film Capital of the World," this movie is a must see for fans of the movie industry or Jacksonville history.
"The Flying Ace" is inspired by the story of the first licensed black female pilot, Bessie Coleman, who was tragically killed in 1926 while practicing for an air show at Jacksonville's Paxon Field. The movie began filming that same year here in Jacksonville at the Norman Studios property in Arlington and Mayport. Before African-Americans were even allowed to serve as pilots in the Armed Forces, Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, and an all-black cast told the story of Captain Billy Stokes, a World War I hero who returns to his job as a railroad detective after his time in the U.S. Air Force.
The screening will begin in the Beaches Museum Chapel at 5:30 p.m. on October 13. Admission is free for Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. The Beaches Chapel Museum is located at 505 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Local Industry Professionals Recognized with Awards

Three awards were given out to celebrate highlights in local film and digital media production at the 16th Annual Jacksonville Film & Television Industry Reception. Mayor Lenny Curry joined members of the Jacksonville City Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Motion Picture, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and other industry leaders to present these awards.

During the event, Jerry Smith, president and CEO of PineRidge Film & Television, was presented the 2016 Jacksonville Film & Television Industry Achievement Award. His expansive accomplishments as a leader in the film and television industry and  his success in being an innovative business executive has helped  him flourish in this industry. He and his company have won 6 national Daytime EMMYS and have had 11 EMMY nominations. Smith utilizes his expansive experience in guiding both established and new professionals in the film and television community, as well as mentoring young men and women in the production community.

Mayor Curry presents award to Jerry Smith, Photo by Ken McCray

Journalist Carla Jones and Director of Photography and Cinematography, Joe Karably, were both honored with a 2016 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award is given to remarkable individuals under 35 in the local film and television industry. Honorees excel in their specific craft, show progressive advancement in their careers, serve as role models and stand out as potential stars of the future.
Mayor Curry presents award to Carla Jones, Photo by Ken McCray

Mayor Curry presents award to Joe Karably, Photo by Ken McCray

“Jacksonville has a long history with film and television,” said Mayor Curry. “In addition to supporting local businesses and good-paying jobs, this industry helps showcase Jacksonville to the world.  I congratulate our rising stars, Carla Jones and Joe Karably, for their success, and I thank industry visionary Jerry Smith for his many contributions to our community.”