Monthly Archives: October 2015

Film Florida Quarterly Meeting December 2015

Film Florida’s next Quarterly Meeting will take place from December 9-11, 2015. Please plan on joining us for this crucial meeting as we gear up for the 2016 Legislative Session! The Film Florida room block and all meetings will take place at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Downtown Orlando:

Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

The […]

Commercial production provides one bright spot in Orlando’s film industry

Originally posted on the Orlando Sentinel website

Orlando never turned into Hollywood East, a magnet for film and TV production. But the region is a strong lure for commercial production.

“National TV commercials have filmed here continuously, thankfully,” said Alan Levi, a University of Central Florida graduate who has been an Orlando location scout since 1994.

“We are green […]

Islamorada getting into filming of Netflix show ‘Bloodline’

Originally posted on the Miami Herald website

“Is this off the record? OK, well, that’s where they found the body of [redacted] in the show,” reveals firefighter Mike Powell, who’s sitting next to the gleaming ladder-truck inside Station 20, the middle of the three fire stations on Islamorada.

“Hey!” comes a booming voice from off to the side. […]

Florida Needs to get “Reel” about Film Industry

Originally posted on the FORWARD Florida website

Let’s get real.  Or, more appropriately, let’s get reel. As the Florida Legislature looks ahead to a renewed discussion of rebates to the film industry, let’s set aside the rhetoric, forget that a lot of people don’t like the politics of those who run the film industry and start with a […]

Filmmakers: Florida needs more tax incentives

Originally posted on the News 13 website

They’re rolling out the red carpet Friday for the kick off to the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. The highlight will be a movie, partially made in Brevard County, making its Space Coast premiere. Close to one hundred extras from the Space Coast will get to see themselves on the big screen in […]

Join Film Florida at NATPE 2016

Film Florida is excited once again to participate in NATPE 2016. While the dates for NATPE (January 18-21, 2016) conflict with Florida Tourism Day in Tallahassee (January 20, 2016) please note that Film Florida will not be hosting a large scale Rally in Tally this coming January. Film Florida will once again partner with VISIT […]

Editorial: Florida losing film industry

Originally posted on the Tampa Tribune website

Georgia is finding it profitable pretending to be Florida — at least on film. Because Florida does not offer tax incentives to film companies, a number of movies with Florida settings are being shot in Georgia, which does provide enticements.

Lawmakers should remedy the situation. This doesn’t mean simply throwing money at […]

Ybor City and Hillsborough County lose opportunity for Hollywood happy ending

Originally posted on the Tampa Tribune website

In the movies, the good guys always win. The protagonist prevails. The hero saves the world and gets the girl. But recently we were reminded that real life doesn’t always come with a Hollywood happy ending when it was announced that “Live By Night,” the highly anticipated Warner Bros. adaptation of […]

EUE/Screen Gems Studios Opens New Miami Studio in Partnership with Viacom International Studios

The new studio, which was built by the Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) as a public-private partnership with EUE/Screen Gems Studios will serve as a production hub for Viacom.
New York, Miami (Oct. 5, 2015) Today, EUE/Screen Gems Studios announced the opening of their third studio complex in the United States, a two-stage, 88,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art […]