Monthly Archives: November 2014

Legislative Support Growing for Film, TV Industry Tax Incentives

Originally posted on The Tampa Tribune website:

A pair of legislative bills, one in the Florida House and the other in the Senate, would have replenished the state’s empty pot of tax incentives for the film and television industry by $50 million to $200 million a year. Both failed to pass this year.

2015 could be different. […]

Work Starts on Miami Sound Stage Complex

Originally posted on the MiamiToday website:

Plans are moving forward for the Miami Entertainment Center, under construction in a building at 50 NW 14th St that the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency bought for $3.1 million in 2011.

“We are very excited that the construction of the Miami Entertainment Complex is underway and on schedule,” said Pieter Bockweg, agency […]

Film Florida Quarterly Meetings, December 2014

Please plan on joining us during the next Film Florida quarterly meeting, December 10-11, 2014 in Orlando, FL. Our team looks forward to unveiling some exciting new elements for our organization and members. A Film Florida room block is available at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park with easy access to all meeting and event […]

Crisafulli Details His Legislative Plan

Originally posted on the Florida Today website:

Incoming Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli has an extensive to-do list, judging by his presentation last week to the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club. Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, said his list of legislative priorities contains such things as:

The environment, including the Indian River Lagoon.
The education system, including assuring “accountability in the […]

Video Game Industry Grows Quickly in Florida Over Three Years

Originally posted on the Orlando Sentinel website:

Florida’s video-game industry has been growing at more than twice the national rate. The Electronic Software Association numbers released last week come as little surprise for those within the industry.

David Sushil, president of the local independent game group Indienomicon, said he has seen that growth first-hand. “When we started running […]