Guess who? That’s right, it’s me, Katy! But only for a limited time. My internship here with the Tampa Bay Film Commission is coming to a close. I’ll be here for a few more days and then I’m off to Florida State University for the fall semester. 

Below are two great events happening in the Tampa film community. I hope you get involved with both!

The Sunscreen Film Festival is offering an Actor's Workshop with Lana Veenker, the casting director of Twilight, and the renowned Miami-based acting coach Marc Durso. The workshop will take place in Downtown St. Pete from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2009. The program costs $125. For more info contact Harry Chittenden at To learn more about the Sunscreen Film Festival check out their website.

Film Florida, not-for–profit association that provides a leadership role in Florida’s film and entertainment industries, is hosting the 2009 Legislative Launch here in the Bay area on September 1, 2009. The event will take place at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel from 4pm-6pm. The event will include a panel of industry professionals and economic experts who will engage in a dialogue about the Florida film, TV and digital media tax incentive program as it currently exists and how it may be best structured in the future for the greatest benefit of all Florida citizens.  The event will be open to the public and moderated.  Legislators in attendance will participate in a Q&A session with both the panel and the public who may submit questions to the moderator in writing at the event. 

Join Film Florida, the Tampa Bay Film Commission and the St Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission for a cocktail reception immediately following.  Admission is free and includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Please RSVP here.