Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja 8/29/15

Self Defense for Artists: Become a Legal Ninja
Saturday, 08/29/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
ninjaFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
maimi, Florida 33127
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Cost: Early Bird: $18 GA:$25

How do you protect your and your project’s rights? It’s time to be up to date with legal methods to protect your work and learn how artists protect their work in today’s digital age!

Meet entertainment attorney Ivan Parron Esq from Parron Law, who represents clients in music, motion picures, television, fashion and sports.

Anticipating legal challenges can mean the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful release. This workshop will help you identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate challenges as they arise.

StoryCode Miami 8/26/15

StoryCode Miami
Wednesday, 08/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
sc_logo_colorsFilmGate Interactive
90 NW 29TH Street,
miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

The third installment of 2015, StoryCode celebrates artists creating immersive media projects in Miami.
StoryCode is a platform for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers to share their work. At each event, South Florida creatives present their immersive and multi-platform projects, and discuss their interactive experiences, challenges, solutions and their future.

Ladies Leading Film Series: His Girl Friday 8/7/15

Ladies Leading Film Series: His Girl Friday
Sunday, 08/07/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
hisgirlfriday-WEBThe Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free and open to the public

Ladies take the lead in our summer film series inspired by the hard-working, trailblazing women featured in the special exhibition Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. Rosalind Russell kicks us off with her portrayal of an ace reporter who won’t take no for an answer—even when it comes from her dashing ex-husband/editor, played by the ever-charming Cary Grant.Upcoming films: His Girl Friday (8/7), Adam’s Rib (8/14), Norma Rae (8/21), and Nine to Five (8/28)

Casting 101, Presented by FilmGate 7/25/15

Casting 101, Presented by FilmGate
Saturday, 07/25/2015 – 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
jordiO Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost: $25


Whether you’re making a blockbuster hit or a nano-budget indie flick, all filmmakers know that matching an actor to the script is crucial to the success of a film. Yes, some directors choose to do it themselves, but the experience and expertise of a casting director is invaluable to the pre-production process. Actors and filmmakers alike are able to maximize creativity and success if a casting director puts the two together correctly.

From how to get the best out of your casting director to finding the right talent agent who will book you in Miami, LA and New York, this is an incredibly valuable workshop that will demystify the process from the complementing perspectives of a group of successful professionals: actor Jordi Vilasuso, casting director/manager Manny Arca, and casting directors Ed Arena and George Ortiz.

If you are an actor in South Florida planning to attend, please bring your headshot and your reel, we are creating an actor archive that we would like to share with our members and the casting directors in attendance.

– how to land a contract with an agent
– how to pick the agent that’s right for you
– you have an audition- now what?

– what to look for in a casting director
– how to build relationships with the right casting agents/directors
– how to plan a successful audition process
– offers, contracts, and the business of casting your film

– what does a casting director do?
– seeking talented actors
– network the right way
– picking apart the script; how to choose the right talent for the story



Jordi Vilasuso grew up in Miami, Florida and has been acting since he was eleven years old. He began his career doing community theater and working in the television and film industry in South Florida. When he was 18 years old he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career and shortly thereafter moved to New York City for a contract role on the CBS daytime drama “Guiding Light.” After winning an Emmy in 2003, he moved to Los Angeles to further pursue work in film and primetime television. Notably, Jordi has worked in films with some of the finest actors in Hollywood from the likes of Paul Giamatti and Andy Garcia. He has acted in numerous primetime television programs and in 2013 he returned to Daytime television’s most acclaimed drama, ABC’s All My Children, where he starred in the role of Griffin Castillo in the show’s final year of broadcast. Jordi can next be seen in the Hulu series, South Beach, where he will star as the show’s villain, Isaac Santero. Jordi has contributed his talents to emceeing and hosting many events for influential organizations as well, such as MALDEF, which is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. He has been honored as one of Miami Magazine’s Modern Hispanic Gentlemen, a campaign recognizing influential philanthropists and their charities. Most recently, he was bestowed with the Golden Orange for his acting by the Miami Media Film Market. He is grateful for all the support he has received from his hometown of Miami and looks forward to telling more stories that can inspire others to follow their dreams.


Dolphin Entertainment / Dolphin Digital Media / Dolphin Talent Management. Coral Gables, Florida / Los Angles, CA. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, Manuel “Manny” Arca has worked the entire field when it comes to Actors and Models. Manny, started out as an agent in Miami Beach,Florida in the days of the supermodels: working at top tier agency’s for talent of all kinds for Film / Television / Print. Working his way through the entertainment industry, currently; manager and casting director for Dolphin films / Dolphin entertainment and Dolphin Digital Media. Mannyis Vice President of Casting and Talent management. His TV casting credits include hit international shows such as: Miami Sands and Ocean Avenue. Both filmed in Miami. Nickelodeon’s Ned’s declassified and Zoë 101. Dolphin Entertainments Canadian productions include Family channel’s What’s up Wort Hogs. Mannys casting credits also include Dolphin Entertainment’s LifeTime Network movies such as Christmas in Paradise, Stranded, Break in and Hiding, which was an international production filmed in Canada. In the new media front, Dolphin digital media’s shows: Cybergedon, H+ and Aim High were also projects casted by Manny. Happy to announce the soon to be released summer 2015 original series, “South Beach” on Hulu (filmed in Miami and casted in Miami). Dolphin Films is proud to announce its first feature film with Mattel. The upcoming feature film release of Max Steel.

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers 8/8/15

Get Back to School Ready With RiteCare Urgent Care Centers
Saturday, 08/08/2015 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
5.5"X8.5" Post Card TemplateRiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center Hialeah
915 W 49th Street,
Hialeah, Florida 33012
Cost: Free

RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Centers in South Florida are getting kids ready for back to school with a fun back to school health fair. RiteCare MC will be offering specials on sports physicals for kids along with back to school check-ups to make sure kids are healthy and ready for an amazing new year in school. Vendors from local establishments will on site giving away free goodies to those in attendance and there will be games and music for everyone to enjoy.

Join RiteCare Urgent Care Medical Center on Saturday, July 25th at the Falls and on Saturday, August 8th at the Hialeah location for an afternoon of fitness, health awareness, and treats to get everyone ready to go back to school this fall. For more information go to

**Present coupon below to receive discount.

Blue Starlite Drive-in Movie Theater- Season Finale 6/25/15,7/1/15,7/13/15

Blue Starlite Drive-in Movie Theater- Season Finale
Wednesday, 06/25/2015 – 07/13/2015 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Drive-in-main-logoBlue Starlite Drive-in Miami
3500 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Miami’s One and only Drive-in Movie Theater presents it’s 2 weeks season finale on (Select Mon,, Tues) and Weds, and Thurs Nights through July 13th!

Miami Film Month Shorts Showcase 6/20/15

Miami Film Month Shorts Showcase
Saturday, 06/20/2015 – 12:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Miami-Film-Month-Miami-Shorts-ShowcaseO-Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Organized by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, CineVisun and the BFMG, Miami Film Month is raging on and you won’t want to miss any of it. This Saturday is the screening of the Miami Film Month Miami Shorts, films that have screened at festivals around the world; Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Slamdance and Miami’s own Miami International Film Festival. They are some of the best from Miami and represent an eclectic selection of genres, including narrative shorts, documentary, animation and more. It’s a golden age for Miami filmmakers with a dynamic panel afterward with the filmmakers about how they did it, Miami filmmaking and where it’s going. This weekend, Saturday, June 20th at 12:00 p.m. at O-Cinema, Miami Beach. Get your tickets now, it will sell out: