Monday, April 30, 2012

Call for 2012 Jax Film & TV Award Nominations

The Jacksonville Film & Television Office is looking to honor individuals who have made significant and creative contributions to Jacksonville’s film and television industry. We are seeking directors, producers, photographers, gaffers and any other individuals who have excelled in their profession, and are also a great influence in their community.

Individuals can be nominated into one of the following categories:

2011 Industry Award Winner, Charlie Barth

INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions resulting in a significant impact on the film and television industry over the span of several years.

RISING STAR AWARD: This award recognizes the talents and accomplishments of individuals who are under 40 in the film and television industry in Jacksonville.

2011 Rising Star Award Winner, Andrew Howell
 If you know someone who meets the above criteria, please visit our website at to view award rules and to cast your nominations. The deadline for nominations is June 22, 2012.

Please take a moment to view this video from last year’s 2011 Film & Television Award Ceremony.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Registration has begun for the 2012 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project. 

Early Bird Registration
Early registration begins on Tuesday, April 17 until midnight on Monday, May 21. The price to register a team for early bird registration is $140.00.

Regular Registration
Regular registration runs from Tuesday, May 22 through Tuesday, June 5 at midnight and will cost $160.00.

Register your team today by going to:


Kick Off - Friday, June 15

Drop Off - Sunday, June 17

Screening Group A - Tuesday, June 19

Screening Group B - Wednesday, June 20

Screening Group C - Thursday, June 21

Award Show - Saturday, July 14

Mac will be stepping down as Producer of the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project. He would like to thank everyone for making the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project one of the most anticipated film events in the city each year. Dean will be replaced by Randy Goodwin, president of PRI Productions.

Best Wishes to All of You!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Norman Studios is kicking off its Silent Film Competition in 2012!

Awards and prizes will be given under the following categories: Best Film, Director, Cinematography, Actor, Actress, Best Score.

Judges Kathleen "Bo" Bobak, John Boles,  Nadia Ramoutar and Jerry Smith

On the heals of the Oscar success "The Artist," Jacksonville's own Silent Film Legacy and renewed belief that "Silent Film" is truly its own art-form waiting to be re-discovered, we're kicking off what we hope will be a new Jacksonville Annual Event!

We're looking for sponsors and filmmakers!

Sponsors - Become a sponsor at any level, or be a major sponsor that provides some of our cash prize awards. We'll include your name, company logo information in all our press and advertising efforts. Your help will benefit Norman Studios Silent Film Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to continue its mission to protect and preserve the history of silent film and to celebrate the African-American experience and the role of filmmaker Richard Norman in the early days of the movie industry as well as promote the growth of our wonderful industry.

Filmmakers - Unleash your talent and creativity! With little restrictions and a whole month to produce your film, you'll enjoy the fruits of your success by seeing your work on the big screen. And with the help of our sponsors winners will be awarded cash prizes! Get in on the EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES by signing up today. Check our website for more details - you don't have to wait until the kick-off!

Deadline for signing up is May 15th!


Kick-Off/Meet and Greet - Thursday, May 3rd

Three Layers Coffeehouse in Springfield (1602 Walnut Street ) 7:00pm
The official start of the event is to announce more detail, review the rules, screenings, selection process of winners, awards and prizes.

Lights, Camera, Action! - Wednesday, May 2nd - Thursday, May 31st
At the conclusion of the kick-off, contestants may begin the filming and have the month of May to complete a final product.

Deliver Your Film – Friday June, 1st (location TBD)
Your final film must be output twice. 1. As a playable DVD and, 2. a QuickTime .MOV, Dimensions: 1280x720 HD on a USB Thumb Drive.

Screenings – Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5th and 6th 7:00pm-9pm (location TBD)
Each night will consist of a mix of all genres and the “viewer’s choice” winner will be announced after that night’s screening.

Finalists / Awards Ceremony – (September, location TBD)
The “Best Film” finalists will be screened and the winners for best Director, Cinematography, Actor, Actress, Best Score will be announced.

Sponsor Updates
Contact Easy Edit Video, Inc. for special discount offers
8431 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 904-730-9999

For more information contact Anthony Hodge (904) 534-9612, or

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We invite all youth to showcase their jazz talent at the
Generation Next Youth Talent Competition at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

Application deadline has been extended. Interested musicians should contact Office of Special Events 630-3690 or email for an audition time

Walk-up auditions will be accepted but students are encouraged to contact our office for an audition time.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Los Angeles, CA – The hit parenting series AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY is currently casting families for the next season of the show. The casting team is sending producers to the Jacksonville area to find families interested in receiving personalized advice for their unique circumstances.

This season producers are searching for families with unique circumstances and challenges; disrespectful behavior; tween and teen issues; parents with mean girls or bullying boys; culturally diverse parents; and blended families where both sides are seeking help. Deborah Tillman has an extraordinary ability to identify and tackle the toughest issues facing America’s families today.

Interested parents can call (877) NANNY TIME (1-877-626-6984)
or e-mail  for more information.

E-mail the Florida Casting Team directly at:

Anonymous submissions accepted

Monday, April 2, 2012


JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 2012) — Film Florida recently extended the deadline for applications for the Don Davis Film Finishing Fund until April 16. The recipient will be honored at Film Florida’s annual meeting on May 17 in Clearwater.

The fund provides completion funding to aspiring filmmakers in the state. Available cash grants range from $1,500 to $5,000, with the number of grants varying from year to year.

Film Florida created the fund to honor Rep. Davis, a longtime champion of the production industry, who passed away in 2008. In 2007’s session, the state revamped the entire incentive program and renamed it the Don Davis Entertainment Industry Economic Development Act.

The Don Davis Film Finishing Fund annually provides cash and in-kind production services to deserving filmmakers needing help to complete their film projects. The projects submitted have a broad range of subject matter and are judged by a committee of top industry professionals.

The full criteria to apply is posted here.

“Film Florida and the entire production industry lost our best champion, and we created this fund to honor his legacy, and help those films and filmmakers indigenous to our state complete projects to elevate the industry for generations to come,” said Jennifer Pennypacker, President of Film Florida. “Representative Don Davis revived our industry by spearheading legislation that truly took our state into a more level playing field with other states also competing to bring in production business.”

The program funds filmmakers working in both short and long formats in all genres-documentary, dramatic, educational, narrative, animated and experimental-whose films demonstrate advanced and innovative skills and whose works relates to the goals of Film Florida. These goals are to promote the creation of jobs in the film and entertainment production industries; and to promote economic development and tourism for the State of Florida.

In its first year of inception, the Fund kicked off with seed money of $10,000 from Universal Studios Florida Production Group (USFPG) and its parent company NBC Universal.

Donna Orender Is Celebrating A New Generation...

The GENERATION W conference will be held April 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM University of North Florida - Fine Arts Center.
Donna Orender, the former president of the WNBA, is moving forward with a plan to bring women together in Jacksonville for a leadership conference to discuss women in business, women’s health issues and how women can make a difference.

Orender, CEO of Orender Unlimited, a consulting company whose services include providing sales, marketing, media and diversity strategies, said she was moved to create the “Generation W” conference after attending one of many leadership conferences during her career.

Click this link for more info & registration: . Registration is $175.

Click following link for Speakers: