Saturday, May 4, 2013

Recruiting Officers

Creative Student Networking Group Details

Club Objective:

To create monthly networking meetings for students from all degree programs with light entertainment at a venue such as Sleeping Moon CafĂ© in Winter Park, Florida. 

Currently Seeking Officers:

Vice President

Currently Seeking Faculty Sponsor:
Faculty at Full Sail willing to host classroom for monthly meeting for officers.

If interested please contact Jessica Henlon <>
Also join this CSNG Officers group on Facebook

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Florida Residents - URGENT - CALL TO ACTION

Keep Film Going in Florida

As you are all most probably aware, the 2013 legislative session is in full swing - budgets have been submitted from the Governor's Office, the House of Representatives and the Senate - none of which include the additional funding for our Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive program that we have been advocating for these past of yet.

While this is by no means good news, it is not yet a "fait accomplis" - there is still much time for us to act and voice our request for additional funds for the Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive program.

We are requesting that concerned members of the film and entertainment production industries take some time between now and Wednesday to email the legislators/public officials listed below:

Executive Branch
Governor Rick Scott
Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope
House of Representatives
Speaker Will Weatherford
Chairman Ritch Workman
Chairman Jimmy Patronis
Chairman Eddy Gonzalez
Rep. Manny Diaz
Chairman Ed Hooper
President Don Gaetz
Chairman Andy Gardiner
Chair Nancy Detert
Sen. Jack Latvala

Let these legislators/public officials know that you work in the film and entertainment production industry or have benefited from the industry, and tell them what the incentive means to you personally. Thank them for their past support and ask for their support this legislative session for our three (3) key legislative priorities:

  • Additional funding for the remaining fiscal years of program - the tax credits allocated to the program are completely certified and we have now "conditionally" certified close to $40million in potential projects; soon Florida will begin turning away or losing projects due to lack of adequate funding for the program;
  • Adequate funding for the Office of Film & Entertainment so that the  office can continue to properly oversee, administer and market this tremendously successful program;
  • Additional long-term commitment to the program in the form of additional years or no sunset - this will encourage more long-term investment and growth.

Remind these legislators/public officials that our incentive program is performance-based, it's "Florida-centric" and it has been a huge success creating thousands of new jobs for Florida workers, bringing new money to our local communities and spawning financial investment throughout the state.

Most importantly, please remain polite and respectful - these legislators are our most powerful allies. For your convenience, we have created a template letter to legislators - it is posted in our "Advocacy Toolkit" on this site - click the link below to access the letter:

We greatly appreciate your time and assistance with this issue - thank you for your continued support!

SHEENA FOWLER | Orlando Film Commissioner
Metro Orlando Film Commission
A Division of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
301 E. Pine Street, Suite 900 | Orlando, Florida 32801
p 407.422.7159 x262 | c 407.923.3454 | f 407.425.6428

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Wholehearted Short Film Online Contest

Wholehearted is gaining momentum on the film festival circuit.

The film is currently running in the FirstGlance Short Online Contest. If you've been wanting to see Wholehearted, here is your chance! Good news, part 4: All films are available to view online from now thru May 14th! Entries will receive awards based on votes, so please sign up and/or pass the link along. If you wish to vote for Wholehearted, just fill in your name, email address, create a password, and hit “login or sign up." Then simply click on the “vote” button under the Wholehearted thumbnail. Voting refreshes on a 24-hour basis, so by all means, vote more than once if you are inspired to do so!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Call for Artists in Central Florida

Exciting news from Orlando Fringe! 

This year Visual Fringe will have its own space in a 13,000 sq ft warehouse on Alden Rd. (near the Fringe office). 

In addition to the usual space at Orlando Shakes, festivities will include a weekend art market, artist-designed indoor putt-putt course, live music, food trucks and more!

Artists who are interested in the putt-putt, installation or street art can contact

Apply at this link 

Visual Fringe Facebook page


Please support @UnitedArts and the cultural community through a gift to the Arts for All Fund: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vote for National Anthem Contest

Help a winner to perform at an Orlando Magic game!

"Full Sail University is offering the opportunity for a talented Full Sail musician to perform the national anthem at an Orlando Magic game on April 15. Check out the finalists and vote for your favorite by April 8!"

Contest Link

Monday, March 18, 2013

Extras Needed for Waves of Grace

Want to hang out on the beach and see how a film production works?

(New Smyrna) We are casting a lot of extras/background talent for the feature film, "Waves of Grace"! We need a lot of different types of people! Surfers/Beach Goers Business People Families Coffee Shop Customers People Downtown and many more!!

****ALL AGES!!! ***Extras are Non Paid but Great Networking with a local Crew and Casting!!!********

Please fill out the following form and send it back:

1) Shot Days are April 10-May 10, Monday- Friday. How many Days can you commit and what day works for you better?
2) Can you attend a Casting Call on Saturday March 21? (If you can I will give you a call time and you will not have to wait in an open call line)
3) This would be a shoot to come hang out at the Beach and bring a few Friends. So if you have more than one of you please let me know and the days that work good for you!!! As Well as will mom and dad want to work too as an extra (if your a minor)
4) Send a Current Snap Shot of everyone who will work with you.
5) Your contact number
6) Email Address, can't wait to work with you on Set!! Subject Line: Waves of Grace


Monday, February 18, 2013

Full Sail Students Wanted for Documentary

Are you passionate about film? Have you wanted to be part of a documentary that is the first of its kind in its chosen subject? Do you want to put your skills to work and have something amazing to put on your resume that you can actually show people when you are talking to them about jobs? Well I am a graduate of Full Sail and I am looking for individuals who want to get some exposure by contributing on a documentary film being made over the next 6-9 months. This is an exciting first of in its subject field project that is already garnering a ton of interest. Working on this project has the ability to put a full-length documentary on your resume and potentially get you a ton of exposure. Being a grad of Full Sail I wanted to use the network we have of creative talent to make this film and to provide others from the school the ability to be part of something exciting because I know the talent level at the school and I want to help others get some exposure.
Secondly along with the documentary we are creating an online magazine dedicated to the very same topic being covered in the film. For this we are looking for a small army of content contributors. The exposure from this project will be more immediate as the articles and content created will go live faster and on a more regular basis. This project has already generated some partnerships with other organizations and will involve writing reviews, creating digital content, and some design aspects as well. This project will also be something you can use on your resume, be proud of, and get you working within the field. Furthermore it has the opportunity to become a paid position as the magazine gains traction and brings in advertising dollars.
I think it’s important to let everyone know these are labors of love for myself and the other people involved. I am reaching out to the Full Sail creative community because, as I mentioned, I know the talent level that exists out there and want to help others build their resume and get some much needed exposure (which can sometimes be hard to come by). So please folks if you are interested let me know and we can discuss the projects further via email. Thanks everyone!
John Ziegler