Hey there Tampa Bay film fans!  We all know the Super Bowl is in town, and all of us want to get as involved as we can.  And if we can't, we always like to brag that a friend of a friend of a friend got to go to that party at that place on that day, right??!!  Well, take a look at what just came across the wire.  A former Tampa Bay Film Commission intern is getting hot and heavy in to the Super Bowl action - 
 
UT students Amy Bohrer and Nichole Ciotti were selected for a weeklong internship with NBC.  One is a film major who aspires to work in the world of TV and movies. The other has a passion for public relations and has promoted and marketed major events for the March of Dimes.
 
Together, University of Tampa students Amy Bohrer and Nichole Ciotti will play a small but important part in managing coverage of Super Bowl XLIII, as the year’s biggest sporting event takes place in Tampa this week.  Bohrer and Ciotti were both selected for a weeklong internship with NBC Universal’s sports communications department, handling media requests and assorted other tasks in preparation for the big game.
 
The interns will work at NBC Sports headquarters at the Tampa Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day leading up to the Super Bowl. Their tasks will expose them to all facets of the media industry including public relations, talent management and production.
 
A junior majoring in advertising and public relations, Ciotti has interned with a weight loss clinic in Tampa and the March of Dimes. At the latter internship, she helped organize and market a major event at Tampa’s St. Pete Times Forum, which featured Matt Bryant, a placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  
 
As a senior film and media arts major, Bohrer has had several experiences in TV and film, including an internship with a Los Angeles-based film company where she worked on the development and production of TV reality shows.  Her most eye-opening experience was an internship in the fall of 2008 with the Tampa Bay Film Commission, she said. On the job, she helped scout locations for filmmakers looking to film in the Tampa Bay area. She also assisted in the process of granting permits to filmmakers to shoot in the Tampa Bay area.
 
While much of the work they will do at NBC is still unplanned, Bohrer and Ciotti said the Super Bowl experience will be an invaluable resume-builder as they prepare for their respective professional fields.
 
Now how's that for a Tampa Bay Film Commission success story???  Let's all wish her luck!  Keep checking back for more film updates...and head to the main blog page for more updates on Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay, and other Tampa Bay area events.