Hello all, Katy here and I've got a ton of information for our younger readers.

Red Lizard Films, a Tampa based Production Company, whose work has been seen nationwide on HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel and others, is hosting a 2 day workshop for parents and kids who want to know how to get in to the Film and TV business. The workshop is designed to give you the real facts about the business: what it's really like, how to get started, and how not to break the bank in the process. Lisa London, the casting agent who discovered Miley Cyrus, will be there to answer questions and hold a mock audition for the first 75 attendees. But for those who don't arrive early enough, there will also be an open acting and mock audition session with a local casting director.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Click here for more information. Seating is limited and YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND! Don't miss out! Register today!

Now, for kids out there who are more interested in what goes on behind the camera, from July 6 to July 17 we have the Summer Camp Film School sponsored by the Sunscreen Film Festival. I've mentioned this camp before on this blog, but I just wanted to remind everyone that there are ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS left to sign up. Spots are LIMITED so SIGN UP NOW! For more information and to register, click here. Also, if you'd like a full schedule of camp classes and events, you can email me or Lindsey.

Finally, I want to tell you all about another movie screening going on in the Tampa area. To support the Gaybor Coalition of Historic Ybor City and the Gaybor Days Fest, go see Misconceptions at Muvico tomorrow, July 1 2009 at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $5 (CASH ONLY at the theatre before the screening)

Here's a brief synopsis:

A religiously conservative, married southern woman receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother for a married gay couple; a Jewish doctor and an African-American dance choreographer. All Hell breaks loose when the African-American man shows up unexpectedly at her deep-south home to micro-manage her pregnancy, and refuses to leave.

I'd also like to note that this film was shot entirely on site in Pinellas county, helping to stimulate the local economy by spending money and providing jobs for local residents, which we here at the Film Commission are always happy to report.

Stay tuned for more Tampa Bay Film related news!