Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lack of tax incentives sends Hollywood packing to Georgia

Originally posted on the Click Orlando (WKMG-TV, CBS, Orlando) website:

In the blink of a fiscal year, Florida went from Hollywood production star to a no-name extra. The $269 million in tax credits scheduled to be available to television and film companies from 2010 to 2016 ran out much faster than anyone had anticipated, sending crews to tax-friendly […]

Rally in Tally 2015

Join Film Florida in an effort to walk the halls of the Florida Capitol Building and speak directly with the legislators who can support the pending legislation for the Florida Entertainment Production Industry Incentive Program! Contact Film Florida’s Executive Administrator, Christy Tricoli at christy.marie.tricoli@gmail.com for registration information.

RALLY IN TALLY 2015 will take place in conjunction with […]

Film Industry Relying on Incentives

Originally posted on the Miami Today website:

As was the case last year, the health of Miami’s film industry rests largely on whether the Florida Legislature returns funding to what was once a robust incentive program. That incentive program, among other factors, attracted five television shows and several movie productions to the area several years ago. But […]

Miami Herald Editorial: A State That Works

Originally posted on the Miami Herald website:

Gov. Rick Scott laid out a clear-eyed vision for Florida in his second inaugural speech, delivered after he took the oath of office on Tuesday. He sees a state that “does the right thing” for families, all of them. He sees a Florida that is the global leader for […]

‘Infiltrator’ filming will be Ybor restaurant’s salvation

Originally posted on The Tampa Tribune website:

TAMPA – Count Cephas Gilbert as one big supporter of efforts to grow the film industry in Tampa. Gilbert’s Caribbean-themed business, called Cephas’ Hot Shop Restaurant, was shut down in August after 32 years because of damage caused by fire. It will take $15,000 to bring it up to code.

Enter […]