Monthly Archives: March 2015

Florida Film Tax Incentives Package Gets Through House Committee

Originally posted on the SaintPeters Blog website from Mitch Perry:

A Florida House Committee today passed a bill (HB 451) that would replenish a tax incentives program to woo Hollywood film, television and digital productions to Florida, but it wasn’t easy.

Orlando Republican Mike Miller is sponsoring the bill in the House, while Nancy Detert from Venice is carrying it once again […]

Tax Incentive Bill for Hollywood goes to Finance Tax Committee

Originally posted on the WKMG-TV Channel 6 Orlando website from Mike Holfeld:

Florida’s latest entertainment tax incentive proposal went before the State Finance tax committee late Tuesday. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Miller, of Winter Park, said it’s a solid “jobs bill” that impacts an estimated 16,000 Florida residents and dozens of local businesses.

“This is not a […]

Lawmakers Ponder Florida Film Tax Credits

Originally posted on the Forward Florida website from Kim DeBower:

At one time, the film industry seemed on the verge of making Florida its favorite second home. But these days, very few directors are calling for lights, camera and action anywhere in the Sunshine State. Instead, many productions are shooting elsewhere.

“We’ve seen a significant drop in our […]

Florida Entertainment Industry Economic Development Program Wins Bipartisan Support in Florida House Subcommittee

-Florida House Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee Passes HB 451-
Members and supporters of The Whole Picture: Saving Florida Film and Digital Jobs coalition today applauded the Florida House Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee for passing House Bill 451 sponsored by Rep. Mike Miller (R-Winter Park). The bill gained overwhelming bipartisan support in the committee, and […]

Legislative Support Growing for Florida Film Incentive Bill

Originally posted on the WINK News (Southwest Florida) website from Mike Walcher:

Lights, camera, but not so much action. The action is coming to a near standstill for an industry that used to be vibrant in Florida. Feature filmmakers are going elsewhere for their shooting locations. The film industry has pretty much abandoned Florida ever since nearly $300 million […]

Film Incentive Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Originally posted on the Bay News 9 website from Erin Maloney:

Florida has already paid millions of dollars to Hollywood films like “Dolphin Tale” to lure them to our area.

The film industry hopes lawmakers approve $50 million in tax credits, while others question if they’re worth the investment.

Americans for Prosperity Florida is asking lawmakers in Tallahassee to […]

Lawmakers Put Spotlight on Film/TV Incentives in Florida

Originally posted on the Miami Herald website from Michael Auslen:

When TV viewers around the country watched Burn Notice, a drama that ended in 2013, they saw the streets and beaches of Miami beckoning. The show, which filmed in South Florida for seven seasons and hired thousands of people along the way, is a favorite example for […]

Florida Lawmakers Look to Lure Film Makers to the State

Originally posted on the Jacksonville Business Journal website from Jim Turner:

A group of lawmakers wants to remake the state’s film and television incentive program so that the industry hires and builds more in Florida. Just don’t call the sequel to the state’s depleted film, television and video-game incentive program an incentive program.

“It’s really the wrong word,” Sen. […]

Fight Over Entertainment Tax Credit Flares Up in Tallahassee

Originally posted on the Sunshine State News website from Kevin Derby:

The battle over Florida’s Entertainment Industry Tax Credit Program intensified this week even as a key Senate committee passed a bill supporting it without opposition.

Backed by Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, and Rep. Mike Miller, R-Winter Park, a legislative measure to keep the tax credit appears to […]

State Legislators Trying to Revive State’s Depleted Film and TV Incentive Program

Originally posted on the Orlando Weekly website from Jim Turner:

A group of lawmakers wants to remake the state’s film and television incentive program so that the industry hires and builds more in Florida. Just don’t call the sequel to the state’s depleted film, television and video-game incentive program an incentive program.

“It’s really the wrong word,” Sen. Nancy […]