Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Startup Small Fox Media is all about collaboration

Small Fox crew on set. Pictured(from L to R): Tanner Deprin (AC and Drone), Guy Barnhart (Writer and PA), Kayla Beckmann (Owner and Producer), and Joe Karably (DP)

Small Fox Media, a Jacksonville based TV, film and social media business, celebrated its one-year anniversary in August this year. The young company is celebrating big
accomplishments in the debut year, working with and producing video and/or
social media content for local, regional, and national companies including: FIS
Global, Retro Fitness, One Spark, Adamec Harley-Davidson, Pure Barre, and
Drug Free Duval.

Small Fox Media owner, Kayla Beckmann, formerly of Void Magazine and
Shepherd Agency, started Small Fox in August 2014 and is taking a different
approach in company structure. She teamed up with Jacksonville
cinematographer, Joe Karably of 1186 Pictures, and formed a creative
partnership. “We are a media house without the house,” Beckmann says. “We’ve
built a network of extremely talented freelancers and build a custom team for
each individual project. By breaking down the walls of traditional production, we
are able to create a product that is efficient, cost effective and – what we feel is
most important – of outstanding quality.”

Beckmann’s story was recently featured in a viral article on popular news and
entertainment website, elitedaily.com, “How I Defied Statistics And Became A
Female Entrepreneur”.

Small Fox Media is a production company/media house based in Jacksonville,
FL. Small Fox specializes in TV, film, animation and social media services.
Visit smallfoxmedia.com // @smallfoxmedia on Instagram.
For press and media inquiries, please contact Kayla Beckmann, at
904.349.0692.

Cinematographer, Joe Karably on set of Drug Free Duval “Stoke” project - profile piece on North Florida youth following their dreams.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mark Anthony Films looks to bring studio to Jacksonville

Mark Anthony Films, a film company started back in 2006 in Los Angeles. Mark as the Creator, Writer, Director and Producer. He graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a major in Cyber-Security and is a future graduate from Full-Sail University, majoring in Digital Cinematography. He has written a kid’s gospel play called, “What God has for me” which was performed in Churchland, Virginia. Also, he has worked as a cameraman with the Flower Network based in Los Angeles. Worked the BET Awards Red Carpet and backstage interviews.

Mark Anthony Films (MAF) has several projects in the works for television and big screen. The first project The Packs is the launch project that is set in the Bayou of New Orleans, as rival werewolves packs come together to battle, Octavious, a sinister werewolf strives to be the Alpha.

Another upcoming project under MAF is Working Wall Street which is a drama, suspense sitcom series as four young and hungry friends try to power their way to the top of the brokerage firms they work for, but make a turn for the better as they merge to make a super-power company.

Two’s a Couple, 3’s a Crowd, is a suspense, drama, comedy television series based out of Atlanta, as friends that grew up together are having issues as one married couple splits apart and the issues spills into the homes of the other friends. These are just a few projects in the hopper with many more to produce.


There are plans to open a studio in the Jacksonville area as well as building a studio set in the South Carolina area. Mark Anthony Films feels that Jacksonville has the right climate to for their productions and looks forward growing the industry. 
The Packs, a drama, fantasy and horror television series about rival werewolves packs living in the Bayou of New Orleans come together to battle Octavious, a sinister wolf.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Digital Short for Fruit Shoot shot in Jacksonville by Spark Inc.

Spark Inc., a Jacksonville based agency, produced and wrote the digital short last month for Fruit Shoot, which is distributed by Pepsi. Fruit Shoot is one of the top selling kids juice drinks in the UK. It is also served with McDonald's Happy Meals. However, they don't have much of a presence in North America. Spark Inc. was hired to help them get the word out, especially about their new Orange & Mango flavors. All of the cast, most of the crew, and all of the agency are local to Jacksonville. Spark Inc. shot at a house and school in Mandarin. The client is based in Miami. Spark Inc. was selected for this project because they could deliver Hollywood-style production with just a fraction of the cost for what they were paying agencies in New York, London, and Miami.

Piano recital segment. All extras were from Jacksonville.

 GoPro was attached to a jib to get the underwater shots.
Filming with Red Camera and Ronen Gimbal.

Venue Production Seminar @ EverBank Field


EXCLUSIVELY FOR END USERS & VENUE INITIATIVE SPONSORS
SVG continues its regional series of Venue Production Seminars with an afternoon tour and intimate information exchange at EverBank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.  The Seminar will provide an in-depth exploration of “Beyond HD” workflows from the producer and vendor perspective, and one-on-one networking with production executives from local teams.
TECH TOUR: EVERBANK FIELD
LOCAL PLAYERS WHO ARE SPEAKING:
Carlos Caceres
, Jacksonville Jaguars, Production Manager
Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, Business Development Manager, North America
Jon Dougherty, Tampa Bay Rays, Director, Game Entertainment
John Franzone, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment – Amalie Arena, VP Game Presentation
Clay Greenhaw
Jacksonville Jaguars, Post Production Lead
Kirby Kander, Florida State University, Senior Director of Live Events, Seminole Productions
John Kvatek, University of Central Florida Knights, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations

Eric Long, Philadelphia Eagles, Event Production Manager
Brandon McNulty, International Speedway Corporation, Managing Director, CTO
Larry Rosen
Jacksonville Jaguars, Senior Executive Producer
Junaid Sheikh, Abekas, President/CEO/Co-founder
Everett Sullivan
Jacksonville Jaguars, Director of Cinematography
Sam Thompson
Jacksonville Jaguars, Director of Engineering
Jeff Volk, Alpha Video, VP
Chris Williams, WJHW, VP
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:
Welcome Presentation: Jacksonville Jaguars
Beyond HD Master Class: Production Philosophies
Case Study: ‘Daytona Rising’
Local Teams Round Table
Beyond HD Tech Briefing: Vendor Perspectives
Tour of EverBank Field
Networking Reception
REGISTER TODAY!
PROGRAM DETAILS
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministries shoots in Jacksonville for 5 days

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PRISON MINISTRIES (OCPM) RECENTLY HIRED SPECTRUM FILMS, INC. OF JACKSONVILLE, FL TO PRODUCE AN 8-PART SERIES FEATURING OCPM AND THEIR MINSITRY.  THESE AWARENESS AND TRAINING VIDEOS WILL BE USED NATIONWIDE TO PROMOTE THIS NATIONAL MINISTRY AND TRAIN CLERGY IN THE PROCESS OF PRISON MINISTRY.

THE ENTIRE SERIES WAS FILMED ON LOCATION IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. 


The local economic impact of the 5 day production and post production was $86,000.
Nick Furris (bottom left), producer/ director & co-owner of Spectrum Films preparing for next scene at Castaway Island.
 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jacksonville Film Industry Reception Celebrates Local Film and Media Leaders




Mayor Lenny Curry presenting the 2015 Film & TV Industry Achievement Award to Donna Orender.
Mayor Lenny Curry joined members of the Jacksonville City Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and other industry leaders to celebrate highlights in local film and digital media production at the 15th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception on Sept. 24, 2015.

 

During the event, Donna Orender, CEO of Orender Unlimited, was presented with the 2015 Jacksonville Film and Television Industry Achievement Award; and producer and director Patrick Barry and editor Billy Gaggins were each honored with a 2015 Rising Star Award.

 

Orender was recognized for her accomplishments as a leader in the sports industry. In 2006, she was the first woman honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Division for her community involvement. In 2007, Orender was named to BusinessWeek’s Power 100 Sports issue, In 2005, as well as Fox Sports.com’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports list. She served as the President of the WNBA for 6 years. Previously she spent 17 years at the PGA TOUR, where she led global production, programming, digital and brand in the Office of the Commissioner.

 

Working in film and television is very much a team sport,” said Orender. “This recognition is very much about honoring a team of great and talented people who set a high bar for programming and creativity in the sports industry.”

 



Mayor Lenny Curry presenting the 2015 Rising Star Award to Patrick Barry.
 


Mayor Lenny Curry presenting the 2015 Rising Star Award to Billy Gaggins.
 
Barry and Gaggins each received a 2015 Rising Star Award, which is awarded to remarkable individuals under age 35 in the local film and television industry.

 

Barry wrote and directed HABERDASH, a 16mm short film which was picked up for distribution by Movieola (Canada’s short-film channel).  He directed VEER which was selected as one of seven films from the U.S. to premiere at the Gen Art Film Festival for Emerging Talent in New York City; VEER premiered at the 2012 Jacksonville Film Festival, toured across the U.S. and won Best Florida Film at the Sunscreen Film festival.

 

Gaggins got his start in local news and quickly moved up the ranks at a local production company, TigerLily Media.  He’s edited countless broadcast TV commercials, short format promotional videos, Showtime documentary titled ‘THESPIANS’.   

Film & Television staff member Joey Bergman greeting TRAINWRECK star Evan Brinkman at this year’s Industry Award Event.
 
The Jacksonville Film & Television Office works with local film, digital media and related businesses to enhance job creation and economic development.  In the last 10 years, the office assisted more than 1,090 productions, generating an economic impact of $35 million and creating 10,350 local jobs.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

World Arts Film Festival

World Arts Film Festival 

October 15 - 17, 2015

WAF bar image 2015

3 Days, Over 100 Short Films, Panels, Workshops, Industry Guests, Art Exhibits, Receptions and Awards

JACKSONVILLE, FL

WAF bar image 2015
The festival is produced in collaboration with the 501c3 nonprofit World Arts Education, an organization that supports diverse and inclusive arts and educational programs. Festival Founder, Karen Douglass Sadler, a graduate in Cinema Studies and Visual Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, has over twenty years experience in the film industry and a commitment to building community.
Tickets available now at www.WorldArtsFilmFestival.org

Spanish Film Festival

          You are invited            
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating Diversity
Hosted by EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
WHEN October 17- November 12, 2015
WHERE Edward Waters College - Milne Auditorium
1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida.

In collaboration with: the Department of General Studies, Viva Panamá-USA, Eco Latino, the Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership (H.I.L.L.) of Northeast Florida, and the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015
2:00 p.m. LIVE PERFORMANCE by VIVA PANAMÁ-USA
2:30 p.m. EVEN THE RAIN (También la Lluvia)
Icíar Bollaín / Spain / 104 min / 2011 / Spanish with English subtitles

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
6:00 p.m. LIVE PERFORMANCE by VIVA PANAMÁ-USA.
6:30 p.m. BAD HAIR (Pelo Malo)
Mariana Rondón / Venezuela / 93 min / 2013 / Spanish with English subtitles

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: ECO LATINO.
6:00 p.m. WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL ? (¿Quién es Dayani Cristal?)
Marc Silver / Mexico, USA / 85 min / 2014 / Spanish with English subtitles

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: The FIRST COAST HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
6:00 p.m. OPEN CAGE (Los Bañistas)
Max Zunino / Mexico / 83 min / 2014 / Spanish with English subtitles

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
5:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: The HISPANIC INSTITUTE FOR LIFE AND LEADERSHIP
6:00 p.m. THE LIBERATOR (El Libertador)
Alberto Arvelo / Venezuela, Spain / 119 min / 2014 / Spanish with English subtitles

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

                  FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DALTON AGENCY NAMED SMALL AGENCY OF THE YEAR IN THE SOUTHEAST

DALTON AGENCY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD
BY ADVERTISING AGE MAGAZINE 

Named Small Agency of the Year in the Southeast
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AUGUST 2015) – In recognition for its groundbreaking advertising campaigns and innovative brand ideas, the Dalton Agency was presented the prestigious Small Agency of the Year Award for the Southeastern U.S. at the Ad Age Small Agency Awards 2015. Presented by Ad Age, the leading global source of news and intelligence for the marketing and media community, the Small Agency Awards are the premier honors saluting outstanding work created by independent advertising agencies with 150 or fewer employees.
The Dalton Agency was founded by Jim Dalton 26 years ago this November in Jacksonville, Fla. As business opportunities increased and client demand grew, the agency expanded to include offices in Atlanta; Columbia, S.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Orlando; Savannah, Ga. and Tampa. Along with geographic expansions, the Dalton Agency grew from its start as a traditional adverting agency with creative and media services to a full-service agency that provides integrated advertising, public relations, social media, interactive/digital and video post production services. 
Dalton Agency has created award-winning campaigns for clients in a myriad of industries including, not-for-profit, retail, sports, military and defense, law enforcement, education, real estate, travel and tourism, automotive, information technology, product manufacturing and entertainment.
"At the center of our work is our clirents and this recognition is a testament to our creative, hardworking team who work collaboratively across every office bringing their talents together," said Jim Dalton, CEO, Dalton Agency. "Our clients tell us that our driveand commitment is a reason they stay with us and their belief in our work allows us to create outstanding campaigns on their behalf. While we are an organization that is motivated by our work and not awards, this one is a true honor."
The Small Agency Awards were presented during the annual Ad Age Small Agency Conference, which brings together hundreds of marketing, advertising, design, media, and brand professionals from around the nation to explore trends and issues impacting the nation’s small advertising agencies.
 
About Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency, with offices in Jacksonville, Fla. (headquarters); Atlanta; Orlando; Tampa; Savannah, Ga.; Columbia, S.C.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a national advertising and public relations firm that represents a wide range of regional, national and international clients. The agency provides award-winning creative designs and brand development, strategic communications and social media strategies, public affairs, media placement, crisis communications, interactive and digital design and programming, and television and radio production services. www.daltonagency.com.
About Advertising Age
Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence, and conversation for the marketing and media community. Ongoing coverage of strategic topics like CMO Strategy and data-driven marketing is complemented by breaking news on digital, social media and more. The 85-year-old media brand also produces industry rankings including the 200 Leading National Advertisers report, Agency A-List and the annual Agency Report.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:            Roland Alonzi
                                        Tel. 404-876-2875
                                        ralonzi@daltonagency.com
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

International production crew shooting Bollywood film in Jacksonville for 12 days


Tuesday, June 23, 10:31 AM EDT
By Max Marbut, Staff Writer


A scene for a new feature film, “Romance Complicated,” was filmed along Laura Street Downtown near City Hall and the Main Library.

With an international cast and crew in the midst of 12 days of filming, another title is being added to the list of feature films created, at least in part, in Jacksonville.

Director Dhwani Gautam is filming scenes at several locations for “Romance Complicated.” The film stars Delhi-based model and Miss India finalist Divya Misra and Bollywood singers Aishwarya Majmudar and Javed Ali.

The production is expected to generate an estimated local economic impact of $200,000, the city said in a news release.

In addition to the India-based cast and crew, 60 local crew members and extras were hired for the scenes filmed in Jacksonville.

According to romancecomplicatedthefilm.com, the storyline is a “complicated yet adorable romance between a sweet, innocent, naughty and loveable guy” and an “arrogant, yet charming damsel.”
The pair travels from India to America in search of their soul mates with stops in New York City and Florida.

Todd Roobin, manager of the Jacksonville Film & Television Office, said for this latest film, Jacksonville is not “standing in” for another city as it has in previous productions, but rather is an integral part of the plot line.

For example, Hanna Park was depicted as a U.S. Navy Seal training camp in Southern California for “G.I. Jane” starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen. Some courtroom scenes were filmed in Jacksonville for “Devil’s Advocate” starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

In “Basic,” starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Connie Nielsen, the area around Cecil Commerce Center became a jungle in Panama.

Since June 15, the crew for “Romance Complicated” has filmed scenes at Friendship Fountain, the Northbank Riverwalk, the Jacksonville Landing, along Laura Street Downtown and at the Jacksonville Beach pier.

The film also represents a first for the local feature film industry.

“As far as I know, it’s the first time an Indian feature film has been shot here,” said Roobin.
The film is scheduled to be released in India in September. Roobin said a U.S. premiere is in the works and the movie could eventually be released on a global level.

mmarbut@jaxdailyrecord.com

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=545679

Indian movie filming in Jacksonville sign of increased activity — and $1 million economic impact

Jacksonville Business Journal
NEWS

Jun 22, 2015, 3:10pm EDT Updated Jun 22, 2015, 3:39pm EDT

Colleen Michele Jones
Jacksonville Business Journal



'Romance Complicated" director Dhwani Gautam (far left) and the crew filming scenes in Downtown Jacksonville recently. 

A Bollywood movie is the latest project to be filmed on location in the River City. And there are dozens more on the way. Since Jan. 1, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office has permitted or assisted in obtaining permitting for more than 30 productions across the metro area.

The economic impact to the city: $861,700 in projected returns to the local economy, including approximately 282 hires, 400 hotel rooms and 114 days of production.



The crew for 'Romance Complicated' filming outside the Jacksonville Public Library Downtown last week.



The film crew and extras shooting a scene at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing for 'Romance Complicated.

“We’re absolutely seeing a lot of activity out of this office,” Todd Roobin, manager of the Jacksonville Film & Television Office, said in a phone interview.

“Romance Complicated,” the Indian romantic comedy currently on location in Jacksonville, is expected to generate up to $200,000 in economic impact alone. The 15-day production, which began June 15 and wraps up later this week, will feature such locales as Friendship Fountain, Laura Street, the Northbank Riverwalk, The Jacksonville Landing and the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

The film, which will be released this September, is also being shot in India and New York City.
While the city does not offer any specific incentives for filming in Jacksonville, Roobin helps to work out any logistical issues visiting film crews have, including access to public and private property and freelance staffing resources.

“When international productions film here, we have the opportunity to boost our local economy and globally showcase our beautiful city," Roobin said. "Hopefully, its international success will continue to inspire other Indian films to choose Jacksonville as a location.”