Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office Mixer at SCF Lakewood Ranch Feb. 20

(Bradenton, Fla., February 17, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office Mixer 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., in the Center for Innovation and Technology. Check-in begins at 5 p.m.

Del Jacobs, SCF professor and Film Production Technology program manager, and Daisy Vulovich, associate vice president of Corporate and Community Development, will introduce SCF alumni — Ryan Bodie, owner of Ryan Bodie Films and producer at Studio 26 Productions in Bradenton, and Karl and Rhonda Wilson, owners of 2DB Productions in Sarasota — who will briefly speak about their local film productions.

Bodie is co-producer and cinematographer of a new film, “Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins,” the untold story of Christian musician Rich Mullins, who walked away from his fame and fortune to live on a Navajo reservation and teach children music. He also directed “Click Clack Jack: A Rail Legend,” which won Best Short Film at the New York International Independent Film Festival.

The Wilsons are directing and producing “Catching Junior Tate,” a local independent film about a bounty hunter who finds himself stranded south of the border with a bookie, crooked cop, loan shark and bail jumper. They previously directed and produced the local film, “Breaking Up With Rosie,” which won Best Florida Production at the 2013 Gasparilla International Film Festival.

The topic of the event will cover new indie film and TV business and distribution models and reality television. Jeanne Corcoran, director of Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office, will moderate a conversation with K.C. Schulberg, an independent producer and film executive and former worldwide production supervisor for New York-based Hallmark Entertainment, and John Daly, an award-winning, internationally known journalist and TV host. Audience members will be invited to ask questions following the discussion.

Pre-registration is $10; registration at the door is $12. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Click here to register online. Visit for more information. Maps and directions are online at

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