Stage 32 Meetups : Tampa Screenwriters and Producers by Luke Sokolewicz

Luke Sokolewicz

Tampa Screenwriters and Producers

Anyone in the Tampa, FL area interested in doing a Meet Up? Thanks! Luke

David Andrade

I'm a bit north, south of Ocala, but I love Tampa and would gladly come down!

Kira George

I am in Tampa... would like to have a meet up!

Steve Sharnik

Name a time & place!

Paul Saulo

I am manatee county, let me know when.

Cheryll Thompson Ganzel

I am in Iowa, but I will be in the Tampa area the first week of April. If you don't get together before then, let me know.

Steve Sharnik

One of my colleagues and I are going to the FFN meeting in St Pete Tuesday night. Has anyone had any experience with this organization? http://floridafilmnetwork.com/tampabay/event/monthly-ffn-tampa-bay-meeting/ If someone is going to name a day to meet up, weeknights are better for me if possible

David Andrade

Oh man! How was it? I missed it:)

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

So sorry I missed this one. Any more meeting planned? :)

Steve Sharnik

If you're asking about the FFN meeting, it was a joy to spend time speaking with people that share a common interest and passion. I decided to join the club. I'm still open to other meetups though

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

I'm new to screenwriting and am being mentored by Scott C Brown to adapt my novel. I would love to meet those in the business---what a wonderful learning experience and exchange of ideas. :)

Luke Sokolewicz

Thnx Steve for giving us a heads up about FFN. I didn't even know about it and I live like 20mins from St. Pete!! For the next meet up, I thought it'd be cool to possibly set up a meet up day in April. That way we can all have time to commit to something. Maybe the second Saturday of April and meet up in Tampa at Fly Bar. Any takers?

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

I don't know Tampa that well. I know how to get to TGH. Where is Fly Bar, Luke? If I attend, do I need to bring anything? I'm a novelist and am a newbie with script writing. My book is being adapted to script by me and Scott C Brown in Hollywood. It's a steep learning curve for me, but fun.

Kira George

I'll be there...

David Andrade

Hi all, here's the info for the Indie Studios meet up: We have a meeting the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Indie Studios, 1776 11th Ave N, St. Petersburg from 7-10pm. Hope you can make the next meeting. The next one is tomorrow, the 18th!

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Hi David, Thanks for the info. I'm a newbie. I'll try to make it. Is there a landmark or building I should look for? I'll be coming from the area of 75th Ave N and 9th St N. Cynthia

Kira George

Oh no... I have class on Tuesday nights... Hopefully I can meet up with you guys some other time then...

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Wednesday, the 19th is also good for me. Kira, maybe David will change the meet to third Wednesdays?

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

I am so very glad I went to the FFN meeting tonight. I met wonderful people and enjoyed the presentation. I think I'll become a member next month. Such a fun and creative group!!

David Andrade

I unfortunately missed it to deadlines. How was it Cynthia :)?

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

It was very interesting. I met many wonderful and warm people. There was a guest speaker--sorry, I forgot his name, who spoke about the future of podcasts broadcasting as the future of TV. I didn't quite understand all the details. Miriam could probably tell you more if you email her. I'm going to the Script group this Sat up in Safety Harbor. Sounds like fun. :)

Raffiel Newsome

When is the next meeting? I was unaware of the past meeting and would to attend the next one.

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

I'm a newbie in the FFN group, but I think they meet every 3rd Tues of the month. Check with Miriam or Ellen to make certain. :)

Raffiel Newsome

Yes they do Iam a Board Member of the FFN Network. There meetings are held at Indie Studios in St. Pete.

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

It's nice to meet you, Raffiel. See you at the meeting!

Kira George

Are we still meeting second week in April?

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Kira, Are you referring to the Screenwriter's Workshop on April 12th?

Kira George

I am referring to the original post by Luke..

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

So sorry, Kira. I was referring to the FFN folks.

Giovanni Ginnetti

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Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Much success to you, Giovanni!!

Robert Smith Mfa

I'm up for meeting in Tampa bay and Orlando.

Steve Warren

A little bit south we've got monthly meetups/screenings of ManaSota Films in Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota).

Luke Sokolewicz

Anyone down to do a meet up Sat. April 12th? I'm down to do Tampa or Lakewood Ranch. Whatever's best for everyone.

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

I can't make it on April 12th. I'll be at the FFN Screenwriter's Workshop in St Pete.

Steve Warren

If you can wait 4 more days there's a ManaSota Films meeting Wed. the 16th at 8:15 pm at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas. https://www.facebook.com/events/611251388957125/?ref=4 No need to reinvent the wheel.

Richard "RB" Botto

Hey Steve. This section is for Stage 32 members looking to form Stage 32 Meetups. Thanks.

Luke Sokolewicz

Hey Cynthia, I'll actually be attending the same workshop in St. Pete. Maybe we can meet up and snag a few other people after? Maybe around 6 or 7pm in St. Pete somewhere?

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Sounds good. My husband, Mitch, drops me off and picks me up for the FNN meetings. Is it okay for him to tag along?

Luke Sokolewicz

Sure, why not?!

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Thanks. Sounds like fun. See you April 12th at the Workshop and then after at wherever the group decides to go afterwards. Do you know if we're supposed to bring a script we're working on to this workshop? If so, I don't have one.

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Luke, and anyone else interested, I just heard from Ellen. The screenwriters workshop for this Sat, April 12th, has been postponed until some time in Oct.

Luke Sokolewicz

Ah, yeah. I saw that. Thnx for the update Cynthia. Guess I'll see ya in Oct :)

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Luke, Do you go the the FNN meets? This Tues they meet at 1776 11th Ave North, St Pete at 7PM. Will I see you there?

Luke Sokolewicz

Never been, but I'll be there tomo night. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

It's be great to see you there. All in the biz are welcome.

Kira George

Has this been abandon ???

Cynthia B Ainsworthe

FFN Tampa Bay Chapter still meets at the same address, third Tues each month, at 7PM, 1776 11th Av N, St Pete.

Kira George

Ok thanks.... my tuesdays still aren't free....

Kira George

Hello... anyone interested in joining me in the 48 hour film fest?? Aug 15 - 17?? Teams need to sign up by july 21st. $140 team fee... let me know... we have two screenwriters already...

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