October 2007 Announcement
Renowned Acting Coach Tavares Beverly to Open, FFI’s Free Film School This Saturday.

Renowned Acting Coach Tavares Beverly to Open FFI’s Free Film School XII This Saturday Morning

Tavares Beverly

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
9:30am – 11:30am
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway

The Florida Film Institute, in conjunction with the Miami Children’s Museum, is opening its Film School XII at the Museum this Saturday with the Guest Appearance of Tavares Beverly, renowned Producer and Acting Coach.

This exciting and challenging 12-session filmmaking program is FREE to students from middle through high school and always attracts great creative young minds from all over South Florida. Film School XII Begins: Saturday, October 6, 2007 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tavares opened the “Acting Like Crazy workshop” to help local talent get into the entertainment industry. He has provided workshops that combine improv and technique to promote overall personal development. He has lent his experience to hundreds of aspiring actors, directors and filmmakers. “Beverly Boy Productions” a Miami, L.A. based production company most recently has worked with the producers of the Mary Kate and Ashley series to bring a Disney style hip-hop kids feature film to Miami.

Each workshop will feature a highly experienced working professional who will provide an in-depth look at one of the following topics: script writing, location shooting, cinematography, acting on screen, lighting, directing, editing, sound, wardrobe, makeup and marketing. In addition to the aesthetic and technical basics of the discipline, the workshops address the business environment of the motion picture industry in order to realistically prepare the students for a career.

So Mark Your Calendar!

Film School XII Begins: Saturday, October 6, 2007 – February 2008 for 12 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

At the Miami Children’s Museum 980 MacArthur Causeway for more information call 305.373.KIDS (5437). ext 158 or email

Students Must Attend the October 6th workshop audition to be considered for entry into the program.

Register online at $75.00 for the full day including lunch (limited to 80 participates) and open to all ages.

The Florida Film Institute (FFI) was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,320 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. FFI strives to provide a nurturing environment to teach the art, business and science of filmmaking, so that the participants may have the confidence and experience necessary to consider it as a viable career path.


FFI is always seeking financial and in-kind support. In the event that you would like to donate dollars (or maybe just some sense!) please click HERE or contact the FFI office directly and speak with Stephanie.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, Miami Dade College North Campus, School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT), Garnet Productions, Coral Gables Art Cinema, VideoLab Solutions, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.