Hey guys, intern Katy here with the latest Tampa Bay film events and news. Already this morning has been fairly busy, as Lindsey and I met with Ben and Miller from Scatter Brothers Productions, a St. Petersberg based production company, to chat a bit about some of their current and upcoming productions. These guys have been very busy and I encourage all of you to check them out.

First of all I'd like to remind everyone about the screening of "The Photograph" this Saturday, August 8th, beginning at 8PM. This screening, hosted by the the Gasparilla International Film Festival, is yet another installment of the prestigious 2009 Global Lens Film Series, which you can see for just $10 ($5 for students and seniors, and free for Gasparilla International Film Festival members). So try to make it out to Home Theater Gallery on Dale Mabry Hwy this Friday to see this wonderful film! For more info about the screening and the film, go to the GIFF website.

I'd also like to issue a reminder about the 48 Hour Film Project Tampa/St. Pete awards ceremony on Friday, August 14th, from 7pm to 11pm at Nova 535. With all  the fantastic films the teams created this year, it's sure to be a nail-biter. For more info about the ceremony and how to purchase tickets, go to the 48HFP website.

Now it's my pleasure to tell you all about a great event coming to Tampa this September. DEEP CARNIVALE: A CELEBRATION OF WORDS, Tampa’s premier literature festival sponsored by The Artists and Writers Group, Inc., takes place Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Dozens of authors, poets, songwriters and artists will present work on multiple stages in the Performing Arts Building of Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus. The event is free and open to the public. As an English major in college, this sounds like a truly amazing Tampa bay event, and I hope that I can manage a trip home from FSU  to attend.

I sincerely hope you all take advantage of these great Tampa Bay area events!