Wednesday, September 28, 2011

11th Annual Film and Television Industry Reception

This year, Charlie Barth was awarded  the 2011 Jacksonville Film and Television Industry Award for his 50 years of dedication to the film industry. Charlie has shot and directed thousands of television commercials, industrial and corporate films, broadcast specials and more, and in particular became the go-to expert for aerials. It was in 1986 that he created his company, White Hawk Pictures and has not stopped since. His dedication has provided him with big name credentials such as Ford, spots with Burger King, Winn-Dixie and filming the final interview with serial killer Ted Bundy. 

 Left to right: Ted S. Johnson (2008 Award Recipient) , Dan Kossoff (2010 Award Recipient) , Charlie Barth (2011 Award Recipient), and Don Barton (2009 Award Recipient)
This is not the first time Mr. Barth has been honored for his work. He is also the 1999 recipient  of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association. 
Andrew Howell, 2011 Rising Star Recipient

After honoring Mr. Barth, Andrew Howell stepped onto the stage to receive the " Rising Star Award," a new award created to recognize the efforts of those individuals in the industry that are under the age of 40. 
Andrew, owner and creator of Applebox Productions has been in the production industry since 1996. He has quickly become an expert in location lighting by doing work as a Gaffer and Best Boy Electric. Currently, Andrew is using his experience in location lighting to further his career as a Director of Photography. He has been part of several commercial shoots, music videos and has even been part of several  feature films, two of which were filmed last fall  titled - AFTER & The Lamp.

After the award ceremony, the guests were treated to delicious hors D'oeuvers provided by generous sponsors. 

Thank you again to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.
    AT&T, Barton Productions, Edward Jones Financial Adviser,Goodwin Production Services, Jacksonville Film & Television, Mathew's, Collabcreation, PGA Tour Entertainment,  Digital Video Arts, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Jax Film Fest, Durham Building Materials, Intuition Ale Works, J.t Vinson Custom Clothing, Ken McCray Photography,Mario Perlata Photography, Pacific Southern Wine Company, The Fiorentino Group.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

American SuperNanny Casting Comes To Florida!

Feel like you have lost the battle between you and children? Don't fret, SuperNanny is here to help you gain back control!

Liftime is now casting in Florida and Georgia for its newest series America's SuperNanny! The spin off of the networks hit SuperNanny will feature an American, homegrown nanny.  They are looking for anyone that feels that they have lost control of the children from toddlers to teens and want to get back control!

 Producers are looking for families from all stages of life and want to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Anonymous referrals are accepted! If you are interested, or know anyone how might be, make sure to contact the casting team ASAP with the reason why you feel like SuperNanny needs to come and rescue you and a recent family photo.

Please contact the casting team at :

Casting Producer – Gladys Fattorini – 323.904.4680 ext. 1177
Associate Producer – Dominic Bowden – ext. 1066

Watch History In The Making!

- The Sept. 14 edition of the Jacksonville History Show will feature the Norman Studios, the non-profit organization working to help preserve and promote Northeast Florida's film history via the restoration of Richard Norman's silent film studio complex. The five-building property, including four buildings currently owned by the City of Jacksonville, is the sole surviving studio from Northeast Florida's heyday as the nation's major winter silent film production hub. 

When: Wednesday, September 14 · 8:00 p.m.

Where: Comcast Cable Channel 99, Jacksonville, FL broadcast area

Why is this so important you're wondering? Because it means a possible increase in tourism for Jacksonville!! 

Norman Studios Co-Chair Anthony Hodge and Education/Community Director Rita Reagan will appear on the show, airing Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8:00 p.m. on Comcast Channel 99. A top point of discussion will be the recent Jacksonville City Council vote that cleared the way for the donation of the city-owned portion of the Norman Studios property to the National Parks Service. Pending Congressional approval, the property consisting of Norman's film processing building, generator shed, wardrobe cottage and prop storage garage could become America's next national park, providing a potential tourism boom for Jacksonville. 

For more information contact on Norman Studios:
   Rita Reagan, (904) 716-0706 or
  Anthony Hodge, (904) 534-9612 or 

Or visit the Norman Studios website at:

Learn TheTricks To Become An Engaging Host!

***NEW DATE***

The ACTING Coach proudly PRESENTS
with Cindy Hogan, The Acting Coach and Voice Over Host for “Getting Away Together”
Aaron Tucker, Voice Artist and Coach

What:          A two-day workshop event designed to help you learn how to master the
techniques necessary to become an engaging, professional, working host!

When:          Saturday, September 17th -- ON CAMERA HOSTING                         

 Sunday, September 18th -- Voice Over/ Voice Over Hosting      

cost:                     One Day $150 (please state Saturday or Sunday)
                        Two Day $250 (includes both Saturday and Sunday)

How:       TO REGISTER email us at and receive PayPal payment instructions.