Brevard Film and Talent, Inc.

Brevard Film and Talent Monthly Meetings
6:30 - 8pm Meeting and Presentation 


Premiere Oaks Theater
1800 W Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

We meet the 2nd Monday of every month.


May 13, 2019
Jake Estrada
Jake  is a comic book producer, Owner of Space Coast Comix, storyboard artist, producer, actor, and cofounder of Indiecon 2019, which will be held in Melbourne, Florida in June 2019.  He will be speaking on storyboarding.

Coming Soon
June 10, 2019: 

July 8, 2019:

August 12, 2019: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
will speak on Filmmakers working with local law enforcement - safety and procedures.  He will also speak about his own experiences publicizing public awareness announcements through his creative and humorous videos


Previous Speakers and Activities at Monthly Meetings:

April 6, 2019: Bill Williams, President & Owner of A Cut Above Video and an expert in video production, presented guidelines for indie producers to look and sound their best in a movie theater followed by a tour of the theater’s projection booth with interesting commentary on projection booth history.
March 11, 2019:  Dalton Smith, the owner of NPI Productions and widely known YouTube creator who films and often stars in action filled sports, sun and fun type videos. Dalton has filmed many promotional videos for Brevard County.

February 11, 2019: Kathleen "Bo" Bobak, a 25 year veteran of the film industry told of her on set experiences as everything froma PA, to a director on several major motion picture. 

January 14, 2019: Chuck discussed the voice talent business and the opportunities and drawbacks.

December 10, 2018:  Our annual Holiday Party was held at Pound the Grape at Melbourne Mall.  45 members, family, and friends attended. While we enjoyed a soup, salad, and pasta bar from Olive Garden, pizzas from Dominos and yummy desserts provided by members, we were entertained by KitchenKillaz, a touring acoustic duo (comprised of Billy Floyd and Jay "The Commodore" Stephens). Thank you to BFaT members Cliff and Rebecca Ryan from Pound the Grape for all you did and to the Kitchen Killaz who kept us laughing and singing along the whole night long.

November 12, 2018:  Rick and Donna Moore:   Fight Directors/Choreographers brought their talents and expertise in character development and stage violence as owners of M.A.S.K. (Melbourne Academy Stage Kombat) to the meeting.  They did an interactive sword fight and 'neck break' using safe methods that look and sound real on camera. 

October 8, 2018: Sue Dontell, a very productive local filmmaker and president of Space Coast Filmmakers and Associates (SCUFA) and judge at the Melbourne Independent Filmmaker's Festival spoke about indie filmmaking, from script to premeire and how to properly handle each step.  

September 10:   Thomas R. Carter, Emilie Petri and Kelli Monshein discussed their recent experience in the Orlando 48 Hour Film Festival.  Rules, planning and proceedures, problems and successes.

August 13, 2018Chris Kridler (author, photographer, videographer stormchaser) Chris will discuss the challenges of storm videography, risks taken by amateurs, the horrible market, etc., and show some storm video

July 9, 2018:  Jeff Thompson (Brevard County Library Services Director) Tells about the NEW Creative Lab (studios, cameras, and Adobe Creative Suite, plus more) open for free use.

June 11, 2018:  Kelli Turner (Turner Talent) tells what her company can do for Talent as well as filmmakers. 
Lee Nessel  (Social Media Expert) discusses Social Media how and why one should use it.
May 14, 2018:   Local Film Festivals -- Representatives from local Film Festivals discussed their events, deadlines, and more.  Workshop to make a film for MIFF's 20th Anniversary.  Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival  Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival

April 2017 – It’s All About the Talent Night!  Drawing for and Intensive Training Day with producer, Michael Baumgarten.  Planning an upcoming Field Trip to a Tactical Training Facility for Actors.  Viewing some foreign films submitted to MIFF and a few member trailers.

March 2017 -- Hangin' With Web Show presents “Media Dreams in the Digital Age” -- Get inside info on what you need to know to promote your project effectively.

February 2017 – Writer/Producer/Award Winning filmmaker, Greg St. Pierre and writing partner,  Paul Van Scott discuss script-writing and plot development with Meeting 

January 2017 -- Members’ Films, Reels, Trailers, and Clips

December 2017 – Holiday Party at Golden Corral

November 2017 -- John O'Hara, an expert in sound recording and more shares inside info about working with sound, the most important part of filmmaking.

October 2017 -- Jennifer Frandsen brings her COSTUMING TALENTS just in time for Halloween!  What you need to know to hire a costumer for your film and how to work with a wardrobe specialist.

September 2017 – Canceled Due to Hurricane

August 2017 -- Makeup Artist Rebecca McGillicuddy demonstrates her craft and explains little know makeup facts.

July 2017 --  Business Meeting

June 2017 – No Meeting

May 2017 – Dr. Terry Cronin – Tells about his exciting life as author of a novel series, co creator of a comic series and Director of the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. He also is looking for crew and talent for an upcoming film!

April 2017 -- Adam Young: from Discovery Channels hit TV show “Naked and Afraid.” The Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur and Lifelong learner tells of his experience on the show and all the behind the scenes action and devices.

March 2017 --  Bob Caso: Writer/Producer, actor and owner of Actors Group Orlando and Actors Group Melbourne will share some of his experiences from his 25 years in Los Angeles.   

February 2017 -- Film Pitch Night and Networking

January 2017 -- Russell Sanders, writer and producer of a multi-million dollar indie feature film.

December 2016 – Holiday Party at Henegar Center

November 2016 -- Jonathan McFadden, CEO Prodigy Talent Training

October 2017 -- Film Commissioner BONNIE KING and Short Comedy "SAVE THE MOSQUITOES"

September 2016 – Terry Cronin and Bill Williams from Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival and a Sneak Peek Screening of  “WRONG LANE” and “VICTIMLESS”

August 2016 -- Greg St. Pierre -- one of the founders of our film group. His story of how our group came to be, what projects he has done and what he is planning will be very interesting.  Showing “PIZZA , A Parody of "COPS" - *WINNER -- Best Comedy at 2012
AND.... Pizza to EAT!!

July 2016 --  Business Meeting

June 2016 – NEW Brevard Film and Talent Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) INFORMATIONAL MEETING

May 2016 – Cecil Grimes, an award winning cosplay impersonator of the Walking Dead's Rick Grimes. 
He will share his expereinces from his tour, events and also let us know about Road to Sanctuary -webseries in production!

April 2016 -- Mike Germaine and Vinnie Taranto!
Mike Germaine – Reel Treasures Studios and Starlight Films
Vinne Taranto – Media-Over-Matter Productions is finishing up a film and continues to shoot documentaries, live events, short films and commercials. He produced and was a finalist in a Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest