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WIFT-FL strives to provide our members and the Florida film community at large advanced opportunities through networking, educational programs, and events held throughout our 6 different branches.  When you join WIFT-FL you join a network of over 300 members who are united for one common goal – to improve production employment in the state of Florida. Check out our Member Center for more details on how to become a Professional Member, a Friend of WIFT, or a Student Member.

- Nancy McBride, President

Featured Member

Kelli Turner has built Turner Talent into the premier business of its type in Florida. How? By combining 40+ years’ experience working in entertainment with her desire to help people safely navigate the industry.  

After starting in modeling and acting, Kelli moved behind the scenes, working as a PC and wrangler, then with casting. Now, Turner Talent is among the most trusted sources for safely guiding new talent through coaching, casting and making connections. Plus, her new casting database membership is changing the game for talent at all levels.

Turner Talent is based in Melbourne Beach, FL, but the client list is growing across the state... and beyond.  When clients work with Kelli:

  • Seasoned talent have more opportunities through the casting membership.
  • New talent are well prepared and introduced to agents.
  • Production companies, ad agencies & film makers can contact Kelli to find talent & crew!

In addition to any specific talent role, Kelli is capable of staffing 300+ extras. Turner Talent also maintains a database of crew available for any production’s needs.

Kelli has a personal goal to bring the entertainment world together to fight the "glam scams" that pray upon people looking to learn more about acting or modeling. Education is her weapon — about the RIGHT way to prepare and pursue work in entertainment. 

"There is plenty of talent for industry professionals to work with and we should all try to be colleagues, not competitors," Kelli said. "We need to focus on bringing a healthy QUANTITY of work here for talent and crew."

Kelli's mission is to guide new talent through the learning curve and make sure everyone does it safely, correctly and professionally, while being an asset for agents and production.

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 WIFT-FL is an Amazon Smile Charity

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  • Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WIFT-FL.
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Our new WIFT-FL Store

We here at WIFT-FL are always looking for new ways & ideas to support our membership...so we have opened up our own store! Check out our trial offer for you "STAR WARS" fans...a special pin!

To get to our Store go to the Members Only Tab and you'll find us!  


Orlando Educational Event


Drone Zone: The Business & Art of UAVs for Film and Commercials

Hosted by:

  


Robert Starling, SOC will discuss the latest info on drones.  Free for Film Florida and WIFT Members; non-members $10. Must be registered to attend.

Date: Saturday April 13, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (doors open at 9:30am)

Location:

Full Sail University, Building 3B, Room 106 (EB Auditorium)

175 University Park Drive, Winter Park, FL 32792


Details:

Learn and discuss the latest info on drones for film and commercials from a seasoned professional. 

For over 30 years, Robert Starling, SOC and his talented team have delivered the highest levels of aerial cinematography and production services in the biz! His company, Starling Productions was among the first wave to embrace UAV filming technology and become FAA certified for film, television and commercial production.

Robert will share his knowledge and experience on a variety of topics: cinematic camera movement, airspace authorizations and waivers, safety measures, how to hire a drone company or pilot, how to budget, and most importantly, how to get started if you're thinking about becoming a drone professional. Bring your questions and let's have some fun!  

 

Registration Required-  http://womeninfilmfl.org/event-3290745


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Saturday March 30, 2019 11am to 4 pm -  5 hour Workshop

“How to Audition For Camera”

  $100.00 per person.

(10 % discount or WIFT Members)

Location with Secure FREE Parking: El Pasajie

(Bldg Name was the Old Cherokee Bldg.) 1320 E 9th Avenue, Ybor, FL 33605
Link to property:  https://vimeo.com/300579880


All Actors: Beginning, Seasoned, and Advanced Welcome 

Need to sharpen your skills?  Want to learn some “insider” techniques to give you the edge?  You will not want to miss:  “How To Audition For Camera”.

In this workshop you will learn techniques on how to audition for camera, and the differences between all the media! (Film, Commercials, Episodic)  – all skill levels will benefit.  Everyone works in this workshop, which includes playback and professional evaluation.  Learn in a safe, fun environment.

All fees must be paid in full 48 hours prior to class.  No Refunds or credits once class begins. 
(However, if class is cancelled for any reason, all fees paid are 100% refundable.)

Limited Amount of Students - Reserve Your Seat Early:  $100.00 Credit Cards Accepted (call the CC int o Sara or Kim)
or you can pay the fee thru Paypal  - https://paypal.me/sararogers147


If you have any Questions or Concerns, Contact:
Sara Rogers (786) 247-7761 sararogers@bellsouth.net

Kim Clark (727)-479-6720 GotULaughing@gmail.com


Also Check out:
www.AdultActingCoach.com
WWW.meetup.com/South-Florida-Actors
and now: www.meetup.com/Sara-Rogers-Tampa-Bay-Actors

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Franklin International Independent Film Festival

Come to the Annual Franklin International Independent Film Festival (FIIFF)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 Filmmaker/VIP registration 2:00 PM

Box offices open: 4 pm – 8:00 


OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET – 5:00 pm

Opening Night Remarks 6:30pm

Opening Night Films.    7:15pm  (Filmmaker Talkback follows film (10 Minutes)

Opening Night Party 9:30-11:00pm


Friday June 21, 2018 – Box office open: 10:30 AM

 Festival Doors open 11:00 AM

Student Films & Panels 11:30 am-4:00pm

Short Film Narratives/Documentary Screenings: 6:00pm – 10 pm


Saturday June 22, 2018

Industry Panels 10:00 am- 3:00 PM

Films 3:45-10:00 PM


Sunday June 23, 2018

Purpose Greeting Discussion

Feature 1 and Feature 2 and 4 short films

Industry discussion

Festival Awards 5:00 PM


More info here: Franklin International Independent Film Festival


WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION CHAPTERS CAN GET FREE FILM SUBMISSIONS


EMAIL Nancy Puetz for more information-  

entre.news@gmail.com 

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EarthxFilm is very excited to announce that the Spring 2019 EarthxFilm youth online film competition with $3500 in Cash Prizes launched Monday.  It is now powered by - Planet911 - an international call to action for youth across the world using film, arts, music and media, as a way to protect the planet.  Empowering our youth and young adults and creating a strong coalition of organizations and individuals, will get us to our goals.

We would love for WIFTI members to get their kids and teens and the schools they attend to submit films to the competition.  The School with the most entrants will also receive a $1000 cash prize.  For complete details click on the link in the attached postcard or go to planet911.org.

By 2020, we will reach 20 million people in 20 countries and empower 2 million youth to create positive climate change. The EarthxFilm Youth Film Competition is now expanding and will be powered by the Planet911 Platform.  Founding Strategic Partners include:  EarthxFilm, Creative Visions, Global Green, Waldorf100 schools, EarthVisions and Generation HipHop.

Competition deadline March 17; Earlybird deadline February 24.


Earthxfilm is also currently interviewing for College interns – Please send all inquiries to edu@earthxfilm.org.

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WRITERS LAB - WIFT NY 

The Writers Lab is excited to return in 2019 for its fifth edition. Backed by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, produced by New York Women in Film & Television, with co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, The Writers Lab is an intensive narrative feature screenplay development retreat for women over the age of 40. 

All 2019 applicants will have access to an exclusive webinar hosted by Academy and Sundance Award winning producer Lisa Cortes (Precious, The Woodsman).

The Writers Lab provides a unique and nurturing experience for 12 talented female screenwriters. Selected writers will attend a four-day retreat with outstanding female film mentors, engaging in panels, peer discussions and one-on-one meetings in an idyllic location in Chester, Connecticut in October 2019.  
 

The Writers Lab is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women screenwriters and strives for a new landscape where audiences have access to stories and characters from the perspective of the female gaze, where the female narrative is heard in equal proportion to the male narrative.  Applicants must be female and at least 40 years of age by August 1, 2019.  Submissions must be feature-length narrative scripts in English.  

Submissions are due March 14, 2019.

Learn more and apply at http://thewriterslab.nyc



 2nd Annual Southeast Regional Film Festival Coming to a Theatre Near You June 1st

Jacksonville, FL, Release: June 1st, 2019 : ​For Immediate Release The 2nd Annual Southeast Regional Film Festival, presented by 2 Tree Films, LLC, Grumpymonks Production, Larry Redman, and Film Sales Firm, LLC will be presented on June 1st, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Town Center - Jacksonville, FL

Regal Cinemas Avenues 20 & RPX - Avenues, Jacksonville FL

"Our 2nd annual festival is sure to be an even bigger success than our first." says Jessica Roszko, Festival Director of the Southeast Regional Film Festival.

The festival will begin at Regal Cinemas Avenues 20 & RPX for the screenings of all of the fantastic films and acting monologues hand-picked, by talented industry professional specifically for our showing.

The screening will begin promptly at 10:00am and finish at approximately 2:00pm, with 4 screening groups a final list of films will be published the Southeast Regional Film Festival website and their facebook page.

From there, the event will move to the beautiful backdrop of Maggiano's Little Italy where we will feature a Pitch Contest hosted by industry professionals and a 3-course black tie lunch, with a Hollywood-style red carpet for plenty of photo opportunities.

We will have an award ceremony to acknowledge the best of the best!

Prizes will include a distribution offer to best feature film, $250 cash prize, a production deal offer and $100 cash prize, $50 cash prizes, a Best Actor/Actress award, prestigious trophies, festival IMDB winner credits and many more!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

http://serfilmfestival.com

Contact info: Festival Creator: Jessica Roszko Company: 2 Tree Films, LLC Phone: (904) 586-6033 Website: www.serfilmfestival.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/SE.R.FilmFestival/


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