The 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival Brings Oscar Talent to St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Petersburg will welcome Casting Director John Jackson to host workshop during this year’s festival

(TAMPA BAY, Fla.,)- Downtown St. Petersburg is set to be the location for the 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival, to be held mid-April and will hold a special Actor workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2012 at Muvico Baywalk (Downtown St. Petersburg) from 11AM-4PM, led by John Jackson, casting director for Oscar nominated “The Descendants”. Johnson’s work includes: Descendants (2011), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004) and Humboldt County (2008).  He is a two-time winner of the ARTIOS award (2003 for About Schmidt) and (2005 for Sideways) for Best Feature Film Casting – Comedy.

The 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival is a unique opportunity in which Hollywood comes to the local area for aspiring actors to learn the tricks of the trade from the best of the best. John Jackson is taking a break from Casting Director and Oscar-winning-writer Alexander Payne’s next two films to attend and teach this exclusive workshop at this year’s festival.  Details will be announced shortly and tickets are limited. To purchase tickets to the workshop (which will include screenings to all films showing on Saturday, April 21, the Awards Ceremony and After Party in Downtown St. Petersburg, please visit:

“We are bringing all the Hollywood buzz and talent to the 7th Annual Sunscreen Film festival. Guests are not only invited to enjoy the performances and entertainment, but encouraged to take the workshops led by prestigious film-industry experts,” commented Tony Armer, Executive Director of the Sunscreen Film Festival.

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