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

New Hires

Sarasota Opera Hires Two

Two new employees recently joined Sarasota Opera: Steven Grair, the new director of production, and Stephen Fancher, the opera's newest development officer.

08/22/2016 Research by Staff


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

New hires

Mote Hires New Facility Rental Coordinator

New hire Allison Whitten says she hopes "to have vendors and other wedding and event planners recommend Mote to more of their clients."

08/16/2016 Research by Staff


Selby Gardens, Michael's on East Begin Upgrades to Gardens Event Space

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Michael's on East on Thursday unveiled concept drawings for the expansion and enhancement of Selby's main event space.

08/11/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Hires Program Manager

Meghan Farrell recently joined Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates as the new program manager for Nathan Benderson Park.

08/05/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Orchestra Appoints New Music Director for Festival

The Sarasota Orchestra on Thursday announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kahane to the position of music director for the Sarasota Music Festival.

07/29/2016 Research by Staff


Local Family Picked for Disney World Ad

Leon Pitts II, a founding member and frequent performer with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, recently earned an opportunity to film a commercial for Walt Disney World with his family.

07/18/2016 Research by Staff


Construction Begins on New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. began construction on the new three-story Daiquiri Deck on south Siesta Key this week.

07/14/2016 Research by Staff

The Arts

'How to Make Money in Music' Seminar Set for July 19

The event is intended to offer local musicians important information about the business aspect of music.

07/13/2016 Research by Staff


Lifeguard Competition Coming to Siesta Key

Lifeguards from around the state will compete for medals at the U.S. Lifesaving Association Southeast Region Lifeguard Championships.

07/13/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Michael's Hires New Sales Director for Selby Events

Amy Donnellan recently joined Michael’s Events & Catering in a new position dedicated to weddings and private events at Selby Gardens.

07/08/2016 Research by Staff


Concert Association Awarded Tourist Development Grant

The Sarasota County Commission recently awarded the Sarasota Concert Association a $40,083 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts grant.

06/30/2016 Research by Staff

The Arts

Orchestra Music Director Re-Ups

Anu Tali recently signed a three-year contract renewal as music director of the Sarasota Orchestra.

06/27/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Sarasota Ballet Picks New Director of Education

The Sarasota Ballet announced Thursday that it has appointed Christopher Hird as its new director of education and as the principal of the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory.

06/16/2016 Research by Staff

Biz Supports

Hetty Feather Flies into Action

A celebration of the random nature of life, this is a must-see theatrical adventure for all ages.

06/03/2016 Research by Staff


Ringling College, Semkhor and WEDU Announce New Partnership

The three have signed a letter of intent to develop a new collaboration centered around Ringling College's new soundstage and post-production facility.

06/02/2016 Research by Staff


County Workshops Outline Potential Changes to Food Truck Rules

The changes are scheduled to be discussed by the Sarasota County Planning Commission on Thursday, May 5.

04/27/2016 Research by Staff


Sarasota Film Office Hosts Pro Workshops, Mixer

The event will include a number of Hollywood writers, directors and producers, including John David Coles of House of Cards, Homeland, Justified and more.

04/26/2016 Research by Staff


Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business Award Finalists

Winners will be honored Friday, June 3.

04/19/2016 Research by Staff