Cruel Summer

MTV Releases Official "Siesta Key" Trailer

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Two Sarasota Summer Scandals

A new MTV reality show set on Siesta Key reminds our columnist how things can go wrong during a Sarasota summer.

06/28/2017 By Robert Plunket

Monster Mash

Kevin Smith Films Latest Horror Movie in Sarasota

It was all hands on deck at Nathan Benderson Park last night for Smith's new project Killroy Was Here.

06/15/2017 By Rick Morgan

Claws Out

A New TV Show Set in Manatee County Tackles Sex, Drugs and Beauty Products

Show creator Eliot Laurence chose to set the Claws in the Sarasota-Manatee area after falling in love with the region during trips here with his mother.

06/05/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Now Screening

What We're Watching This Summer

Our editors make their picks of the season's coming movies and TV shows.

06/01/2017 By Staff

Star Turn

Dylan McDermott Screens Sugar at Ringling College

The actor was on hand for the screening of his new project and an audience Q&A.

05/03/2017 By Megan McDonald

Movie Date

Required Viewing: What to Watch at This Year's Sarasota Film Festival

SFF creative producer Michael Dunaway shares his picks.

03/29/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Time Is a Lie

Ethan Hawke Discusses Success, Failure, Art at Ringling College

"Feeling like you don't belong or there isn't a place for you is very common, and it's not permission to not take a step forward."

03/09/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Preview

Jewish Film Festival Promises a Varied Line-up of New Movies

The eighth annual fest kicks off March 12 and runs for an entire week.

03/07/2017 By Kay Kipling

So You Want to Be in Pictures

Pine View Grad Adele Romanski Produced the Academy Award-Nominated Moonlight

Plus, just in time for the Oscars, meet a few film actors, writers and producers with Sarasota connections.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling

One Day

One Day on the Set of Justin Long's New Comedy

We spend the day with Ringling College of Art and Design grad Nick Morgulis, who's working with actor Justin Long on his new comedy.

12/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Robert Castro

Holiday Cheer

Pop Culture Picks: Our Editors' Favorite Holiday Movies

From Die Hard to A Christmas Story, our editors share their favorite holiday films.

12/08/2016 By Staff

And...We're Rolling

Behind the Scenes of 50 Words, a New All-Local Short Film

Spending a day on-set with the creators of a new Sarasota-based short film.

12/07/2016 By Riley Board Photography by Jamie Lee Butram

Compare and Contrast

The Year's Second Christine Chubbuck Film Opens in Sarasota Nov. 25

"Christine" is the second film released this year to delve into the story of a Sarasota television reporter who shot herself live on air in 1974.

11/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pop Culture Picks

Watch/Listen/Love: Halloween Edition

Here are the Halloween movies, books and more our editors love.

10/27/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Star Power

Jon Voight Partners with More Too Life to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking

The award-winning actor was at Ringling College to talk about his long career, advice for young filmmakers and why he's working with Ringling, Semkhor Productions and the nonprofit More Too Life to bring awareness to human trafficking.

10/06/2016 By Megan McDonald

Rising Stars

Ringling College Computer Animation Students Win Student Academy Award

Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu's The Wishgranter took home silver in the Student Academy Awards animation category.

09/23/2016 By Megan McDonald

So You Want to Be in Pictures?

Here's an Update on Rashida Jones' New Local TV Show

Claws, a new show from Rashida Jones, will begin filming in Sarasota on September 27 and is looking for extras.

09/21/2016 By Megan McDonald

Star Turn

New Rashida Jones TV Show Will Shoot in Sarasota-Manatee

Jones will executive-produce Claws, a dramedy about "diverse and treacherous" Manatee County nail artists.

09/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

Peculiar Child

How an Englewood Kid Dreamed Up the New Tim Burton Movie

Author Ransom Riggs says his Englewood childhood “fueled his imagination” and helped inspire his first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker