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Sarasota Film Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization, dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry. Since its founding by Dick and Sue Morris in 1984, Sarasota Film Society has grown in countless ways and now encompasses two separate and unique facilities, with one located at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, and the other at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas.

Sarasota Film Society continues to achieve success through its wonderful members along with its caring volunteers and staff.

Through numerous festivals and educational programs, coupled with fun and thought-provoking events, Sarasota Film Society has continued its promise to provide the community with a longstanding commitment to outreach and education through film.

For over 20 years, the Sarasota Film Society continues to bring international, independent and artistic feels to the local community through The Cine-World Film Festival once a year. Society members and the community at large are always welcome to stay up to date on the last films and film culture through our community newsletter.

Becker and Lindauer Law are proud to sponsor the arts in our community. The program comprises a team of hardworking male and female dancers who strive to enhance their craft of dance in the arts. The team performs in many school events and throughout the community.

The Dance department at MSA is dedicated to providing students a thorough and broad based pre-professional training program to develop the competence and maturity required in order to pursue the art of dance in a professional or collegiate environment, or to become an avid and informed future arts advocate. The program fosters individual student growth in a family environment and promotes artistic and academic excellence.

Students can choose to receive training in Ballet, Modern, Ballroom, Tap, Jazz, or Hip Hop Dance, or any combination of the styles. The program challenges students through scheduled classes, guest artists, and performances. The department offers a spring class recital, an Excellence in Dance Program, as well as a variety of additional opportunities throughout the year.

The well rounded program is led by highly qualified instructors with experience in the “real world” of dance. Their dedication to excellence is shown through the work of the students in their classes, and the skills students take with them after graduation.

  • Dave Becker

By David S. Becker

Bd. Certified Civil Trial Attorney at Becker & Lindauer, LLC

What happens if that coverage is exhausted by an ambulance ride and ER visit and additional medical treatment is needed? Worse yet, what if the at-fault party in the accident has no Bodily Injury Liability coverage available and the claimant doesn’t have health insurance? Incredibly, Florida law requires vehicle owners to carry liability coverage for the damages they do to a car or other property, but not always for the injuries they cause.

Imagine sitting at a red light and getting rear-ended with resulting serious and life-long injuries. Your “no fault” coverage is exhausted. You did not have health insurance. The at-fault driver and vehicle owner carried no Bodily Injury Liability coverage, nor did they have sufficient assets to reimburse you for your loss. What can you do? Hopefully you protected yourself by carrying Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM).

UM/UIM is insurance coverage that protects you from negligent drivers who do not carry Bodily Injury Liability Coverage or do not have enough to fully compensate you for your loss. Negligent drivers will often carry no such coverage or just a minimum of $10,000, which many times is insufficient to fully compensate you for your claim.

UM/UIM is required by Florida law, in an amount equal to your Bodily Injury Liability Coverage, unless rejected in writing. You are encouraged to purchase this necessary insurance. You are not “fully covered” without it.

Similarly, you are not “fully covered if you do not carry” “Collision” and “Rental Coverage.” This coverage is not required by Florida law, yet it will protect you from absorbing your property damage costs, resulting from a negligent driver who fails to carry any insurance or insufficient Property Damage Liability. What if you owe $20,000 on your vehicle and a drunk driver totals it? Worse yet, the drunk driver had no insurance or only had a minimal $10,000 policy for Property Damage Liability. Under either scenario, absent “collision,” it is unlikely you will ever recoup your total loss. Similarly, there will be no coverage, absent “rental,” to provide you with a substitute vehicle during that time your car is being repaired and/or adjusted.

Don’t let insurance companies sell you sub-standard policies by telling you it is “full coverage,” when it clearly is not. Protect yourself. Don’t rely on an insurance company to do it for you. Their bottom line is not identical to yours.