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Marvel-ous workshops announced for Sunscreen Film Festival

Rose Burke

Marvel Studios VP Mitchell Bell highlights an impressive selection of workshops and guests at the festival.  Presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – (APRIL 4, 2023) – The Sunscreen Film Festival is excited to present its full slate of guests and workshops for 2023 taking place at the AMC Theaters Sundial in St. Petersburg, from Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Headlining the guests and workshops is Mitchell Bell, Vice President of Physical Production at Marvel Studios.  Mitch has been a part of every Marvel film and TV series since the first Iron Man film in 2008.  Mitch was recently named one of Hollywood’s Top Physical Production Executives of 2023 by the Hollywood Reporter.

On Friday April 28th, Mitch will speak on the exclusive to Sunscreen panel, MARVEL: Marvel Workshop – This is a one-on-one conversation with one of Hollywood’s most powerful execs and producers. Mitch will talk about everything from the production process inside Hollywood’s biggest studio, to the direction of creative content in the industry. There will also be a Q&A with one of the industry’s most powerful producers, so have your Marvel queries prepared and ready to go - as Stan Lee used to say, “Excelsior!!!”

Moderator: Dave DeBorde

Speakers: Mitch Bell (VP Marvel Studios, Producer: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

Time: 11am-12:30pm, Friday April 28

Location: AMC Theatres Sundial (Must purchase a Day or VIP pass to attend)

Mitchell will speak on a total of four workshops throughout the festival.

Other workshop topics include acting, film finance and distribution, directing, writing and more. Notable speakers include; actors Erin Cahill (Christmas Bedtime Stories) Jesse Kove (Cobra Kai, Money Run) Martin Kove (Cobra Kai, Karate Kid), Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Can’t Lose), Eugenie Bondurant (Hunger Games), and more.

Directors Ashley Avis (Black Beauty), Nathalie Boltt (Riverdale), Producers Ramfis Myrthil (Cicada), David Yates (Dolphin Tale 1&2) amongst others.

All told there will be thirteen workshops throughout the four days of the festival.

“I’ve spoken on, moderated and attended workshops and panels at some of the world’s biggest film festivals. From Cannes, to Sundance, Toronto and more. The quality of workshops at Sunscreen are as good as and better in some cases than those and many other festivals”. Stated Tony Armer, Sunscreen Co-Founder and Dallas Film Commissioner.

You must have a Day, VIP, Filmmaker, or Sponsor pass to attend the workshops.  Individual workshop tickets will not be sold.  Link to purchase passes.



The Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, screening top notch films, providing year-round programing, including; films, educational workshops, parties and events in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, Florida. Consistently internationally recognized as a top global film festival it is the longest running mainstream film festival in the Tampa Bay area.


The St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission serves Pinellas County, Florida supporting and working to bring commercials, TV shows, feature films and digital media projects to the area.

Film SPC supports local signature Film Festivals, fosters industry development with free workshops, an online production guide and location database.  The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows.

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