Adrian Grenier To Bring Ringling Into His Entourage

Actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier will visit the Ringling College of Art and Design in November to screen his 2010 film Teenage Paparazzo and participate in the Studio Lab program at the school. Continue reading Adrian Grenier To Bring Ringling Into His Entourage

VIDEO: Steve McAllister Documents Homeless Experience First-Person in Home Free

No single political issue in Sarasota County, Florida has lingered so large in local politics as homelessness. Debates about shelters, housing programs and the balance between commerce and compassion have led to friction and volatile discourse between various government agencies in the region.

For local filmmaker Steve McAllister, the homeless experience is one he knows first hand. Through the creation of a web series dubbed Home Free, the Sarasotan documents both his own experiences choosing to live without using money and chronicles the evolving debate on handling homelessness in Southwest Florida. Continue reading VIDEO: Steve McAllister Documents Homeless Experience First-Person in Home Free

The Man Behind The Bat: Award-winning Producer Michael Uslan Coming To Ringling College

The Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office is bringing Hollywood producer Michael Uslan to Ringling College for a night of film discussion and insider storytelling on November 12.

Best known for his involvement with the Batman film franchise, Uslan was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Tim Burton’s 1989 film starring Michael Keaton and has been an executive producer for every live-action Batman film since Continue reading The Man Behind The Bat: Award-winning Producer Michael Uslan Coming To Ringling College

Plaza Returning to Ringling College

Aubrey Plaza will meet with students of Ringling College of Art and Design today to launch the sixth season of the Ringling College Studio Lab, when her recent feature film Life After Beth will screen and she and director Jeff Baena will participate in a Q&A. Plaza, of course, has been to Ringling before, visiting last March. Before going to tonight’s event, you can read our coverage from last year: Continue reading Plaza Returning to Ringling College

Wallenda to do Chicago Skywalk Blindfolded

Nik Wallenda, Sarasota daredeveil and the world’ most prominent high-wire act today, announced on the Today Show this morning that he would do part of his televised skywalk in Chicago while blindfolded. “I enjoy challenging myself,” he said. Continue reading Wallenda to do Chicago Skywalk Blindfolded

VIDEO: Young, Sutherlin Reach for Stratosphere

Erica Sutherlin and Victor Young
Erica Sutherlin and Victor Young

Remember when clouds were just puffy white things in the sky that kids could imagine as animals? In this age of iCloud hacks, WikiLeaks and NSA spying scandals, the cloud suddenly has a darker shade to it. And in a new film shot primarily in Sarasota County, the stormy potential inside turns up cinematic suspense. Stratosphere, a Media and Management Global production being released in 2015, hopes to capture the paranoia surrounding the cloud today, and the film just may provide the local film community with a significant silver lining.

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‘Five Films For A Future’ to focus on social change

A documentary film series being hosted next week will try and turn the community focus in Southwest Florida on sustainability and creating a better tomorrow. ‘Five Films for a Future’ is scheduled to kick off October 9 at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center with a showing of Urban Roots. Continue reading ‘Five Films For A Future’ to focus on social change