InterMedia Productions will open a 1,600-square-foot soundstage in Sarasota, which will open in late March. The facility will boast 16-foot ceilings, a post-production facility and green screen capabilities. Continue reading Intermedia Opening Sarasota Soundstage
Tim Sutton isn’t completely sure what his next film will be about, but it will shot in Sarasota starring actors from the region—and perhaps building on their own stories. The independent film director will hold a casting call at the Ringling College of Art and Design this weekend, and spoke with SRQ Backlot about the project and his particular style for making cinema.
We are so excited about the upcoming SB2: Behind the Lens on February 18th at 5 PM. This is going to be one for the history books. So right now, stop what you are doing and go to www.srqsb2.com and purchase your tickets. Once you’ve done that, continue reading.
Here’s why we are counting down the days until the 18th: Continue reading SRQ Panel to Discuss Film in Southwest Florida
Efforts have been ongoing for years to turn the Sarasota-Bradenton area into a filmmaking hub, with varied success. Institutions like the Sarasota Film Festival leave their mark each year, while expensive blunders like the failed Sanborn Studios project lend a bitter taste to the whole operation. This year, an announcement from Ringling College of Art and Design regarding a new 30,000 square foot professional-grade sound studio and post-production facility reinvigorated the conversation, leading many to ask what exactly the next step entails if Sarasota is to one day be what the burgeoning film community hopes it could be.
Among the many players involved – government institutions such as the Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office (the Office), community leaders like Mark Troy and the filmmakers themselves – each perspective gives a slightly different picture and the way forward remains uncertain…
Read the full article on SRQ Magazine’s website at http://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/98/Creative-Differences
Odds are good that a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design will be celebrating a victory during the evening of the 87th Academy Awards. Three of the films nominated for Best Animated Feature leaned heavily of talent that learned the digital animation craft at the Sarasota school. Continue reading Ringling Animation Grads Up For Oscars
Numerous reality shows have been conceived and pitched from personalities in Sarasota County. Now Jeanne Corcoran, director of the Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office, is in Washington, D.C. at the Realscreen Summit trying to get some power players in the cable world to bring some of these shows to the small screen. Continue reading Corcoran Pursues TV Opportunities at Realscreen Summit
Two major films from the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival program earned nominations for Academy Awards this year. Last Days in Vietnam, the Opening Night Film at the festival, was nominated for Best Documentary. Ida, which won Best Narrative Film at last year’s SFF, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.