Entertainment

Siesta Key MTV Reality Show Premieres July 31

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.

07/07/2017 By staff

Preview

A Full Slate for Manatee Players' 2017-18 Season

Musicals and dramas both appear in the upcoming season, on two stages.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Shutterstock.com

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 By staff

Entertainment

First Ringling College Soundstage Building Opens

Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions on Monday opened the first building completed as part of the college's new Ringling Studios Soundstage and Post Production Complex.

04/04/2017 By staff

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 Megan McDonald

Entertainment

Ringling Grads Contribute to Animated Oscar Winner

Twenty-three Ringling College of Art and Design graduates worked on Zootopia, the film that won Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday's Oscars awards ceremony.

02/28/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Film Industry Panel, Networking Event Is Wednesday

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is holding its third annual 6 and a Mix event, which includes a speaker panel and a networking mixer, from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

02/27/2017 By staff

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

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Nov. 3-9

Cine-World Festival, free family festival at Bay Preserve, the Medieval Fair opens, and lots more.

11/03/2016 By Ilene Denton

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

Art Beat

Here's What's Coming Up at The Sarasota Museum of Art

From films to artist talks, here's a look at what's coming up at the Sarasota Museum of Art this fall.

09/15/2016 By Riley Board

Entertainment

Manatee County-Set TV Show Will Begin Shooting Soon

The new television show Claws will begin shooting in the area soon. The program will be executive-produced by Rashida Jones and her business partner Will McCormack.

09/01/2016 Research by staff

Entertainment

Mixer with Comics Creator Set for Sept. 15

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is hosting an entertainment industry networking mixer with comics creator, writer, artist and designer Bob Layton.

08/25/2016 Research by staff

Awards & Accolades

Ringling College Ranked No. 16 on Hollywood Reporter Annual List of Top Film Schools

Ringling's film program, the youngest on the list, is ranked No. 16 this year, up one spot from last year.

08/22/2016 By Megan McDonald

Education

Ringling Film Program Moves Up in Nationwide Ranking

The Hollywood Reporter recently ranked Ringling College of Art and Design as the nation's 16th best film school.

08/22/2016 Research by staff

Restaurant Review

At CinéBistro, Have Dinner and a Movie in High Style

CinéBistro is the modern way to enjoy dinner and a movie.

07/29/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Film

Paradise, FL Now Streaming On Demand

Paradise, FL, a local film from Tony Stopperan and Nick Morgulis, is now available to rent or purchase on-demand.

07/07/2016 By Megan McDonald