Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lawmakers could leave film incentives on cutting-room floor

Originally posted on the Orlando Sentinel website

Movie and television industry advocates are hoping this year’s effort to renew a tax incentive program is a classic underdog story like “Rocky,” “Rudy” or “Hoosiers.”

But political tensions, budget constraints and a resistance to using taxpayer cash for short-term job creation mean lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott might bring […]

Ballers and Bloodline Each Begin Production on Season 2 in Florida

$20+ Million Spending Expected from Each Series
Miami-based HBO TV series Ballers and Florida Keys-based Netflix TV series Bloodline have each kicked off production on their respective season 2 recently. Each series is expected to pump more than $20 million into the local economy, with Ballers shooting primarily in the Miami area and Bloodline shooting primarily […]

Updates Leading Into Legislative Session 2016

For the past three years, hundreds of Florida’s film, television, and digital media industry professionals have come together to ask our state legislators to replenish funds for Florida’s Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive program. Year after year, we have experienced initial support from a majority of our legislators, only to be removed from consideration in the […]