Hey all! It's been a busy day but Intern Katy is back to keep you in the know. Not just about Tampa Bay film, but about arts and culture in Tampa Bay too!

Lindsey and I just returned from a meeting with the folks from the Broadway Theater Project at Tampa Digital Studios. For those of you unfamiliar with BTP, it’s an intensive three-week training program focused on the key disciplines of musical theatre including acting, dance, voice and the many facets of each, as well as the critical life skills necessary to prepare hopefuls to work in the professional world of entertainment. Considered by Playbill to be “the world’s most prestigious musical theater arts education program for high school and college students”, this rigorous three week program was born in 1991 and has since given rise to many successful Broadway (and film) stars, such as Patrick Wilson and Ashley Brown.

Today’s meeting revolved around Broadway Theater Project's interest in adding a social media element to their marketing plan, and how TDS and the Film Commission can assist with this endeavor. Whether this new media element involves reality-based webisodes about their crazy-driven students or a full on documentary, is currently unknown, but the Film Commission is very excited to see what becomes of it this new relationship.

When the meeting concluded, I had the privilege of touring Tampa Digital Studios with owner George Corneilus. George showed me the edit and graphic suites, the green screen studio and all the equipment they have on hand. Not knowing much about the technical side of video production, I thought the tour to be very educational. Thanks Tampa Digital for having us!

Finally, I'd like to remind everyone of the 48 Hour Film Project Meet & Greet tonight. This great networking opportunity will take place from 6:30 pm to 8 PM at Tucson's Southwest Grill located at  13563 Icot Boulevard, Clearwater, Fl 33760. For more information on the 48 Hour Film Project, click here.

Until tomorrow…