Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jacksonville Film and Television Industry Achievement Award ...

There is Still Time To Nominate!

The 2012 Jacksonville Film & Television Industry Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions resulting in a significant impact on the film and television industry.

This award symbolizes the epitome of service to the film and television industry. Nominees should be committed to the film & television industry and exhibit exemplary professionalism, creativity, resourcefulness and tangible results, actively participating over a number of years. Elected or paid city employees should only be considered under special circumstances.

Charlie Barth, 2011 Film & TV Industry Award Recipient
Charlie Barth, 2011 Film&Tv Award Recipient
   Do you know someone  who is deserving of the award?

The deadline is extended!Nominate them today!  

                                                                                                                       Click Link to Nominate

Wednesday, June 20, 2012



An open casting call for extras for a featurette will be held on Thursday June 21, 2012. (This featurette is the video that one sees while waiting in line to get on a theme park ride.) Persons of any age, race, gender, or ethnicity are welcomed to attend. The casting will be held from 10:00 AM until 02:00 PM at Sally Corporation, 745 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Interested persons MUST be available for filming on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The shoot will be located in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Those chosen will be compensated $20.00 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours. We look forward to meeting you.

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Please, no phone calls about this job!

Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Student Academy Awards honor 10 from U.S. schools

By Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

Florida mother who turned to filmmaking after giving birth to her third child was one of 10 U.S students honored for excellence at the 39th Student Academy Awards Saturday night at Beverly Hills.

Heather Burky, director, editor and writer of
the award winning documentary Lost Country.

Heather Burky, from the Art Institute of Jacksonville (Fla.), took a prize in the documentary section for Lost Country, which looks at three Cuban expatriates who fought Fidel Castro.

Burky was 33 and single when she gave birth to her third child and decided to make a drastic career change from property management. And Oprah Winfrey played a big part.

"I was watching Oprah and she said you have to change your own circumstances. At the time, I was pretty unhappy with my life," says Burky, now 34. "At first I cried, since I was hormonal. And then I decided to go back to school and to study film. People thought I was crazy. I had a newborn.

Oscar Award winning actor
Cuba Gooding Jr. with Heather Burky

"Now people tell me this was what I born to do,"she says.  

Her award marks the first time a student from the Art
Institute of Jacksonville has been honored in the annual competition organized by the Academy of Motion Pictures
Arts and Sciences, which administers the annual Academy Awards. The goal of the student awards is to support
excellence in filmmaking for the up-and-coming generation.

Click link for Lost Country trailer:


Tuesday, June 12, 2012



     3 SHOWINGS!  

                                          Friday, June 22                          Saturday, June 23
                                          4:00PM                                       10:00am     
                                          Ponte Vedra Concert Hall              2:00pm
                                          1050 A1A North                            WJCT Studios
                                          Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082       100 Festival Park Ave.
                                          (904) 209-0367                              Jacksonville, FL 32202
                                                          Sing along with The Muppet Movie!
                                                               Meet PBS& other characters!
                                                                   Get a fun bag, and more!
                                 $8 per person with proceeds benefiting the Jacksonville Film Festival.

  For tickets, please visit

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Truly Everlasting is now on sale at a store near you!


Pick up your copy today!


You've got a business, product, store or concept...now what?

Media exposure and publicity is a powerful weapon. Marketing yourself to the media can be difficult. But with techniques learned in this seminar, you will join the ranks of the regularly-interviewed professionals, earning the credibility and reputation that will set you apart.

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Sandra Yost Gehring is a strategic and creative marketer and publicity pro with a background in broadcast journalism. Gehring's career includes CNN, NBC, CNBC Asia, The Daily Buzz and The New York Times. •
After a successful stint managing the news operation at CNN, Gehring went on to win a national Emmy.

  What You Will Learn:      

• Top 10 reasons publicity will help you                     • Finding a good publicity angle

• How to craft press releases                                     • How to prep for your interview

• When to send a media alert                                     • Media coverage crisis control

• The "news cycle" and why you should care              • The follow-up that will make you a media favorite

• Who to contact in the media

 • The process for getting yourself publicity                

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who owns a business, runs a business, professional service providers, non-profit organizations – people who want to increase their visibility via press and publicity.

Described by business associates as creative, focused  
and highly strategic, Gehring knows how to get media
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