Monthly Archives: May 2016

EA’s Daryl Holt: Lack of film incentives means fewer gaming jobs

Originally posted on the Orlando Business Journal website.

July, the official end to Florida’s film incentive program, is approaching quickly. While the lack of funds will be a big blow to the local film industry and Florida’s ability to compete with other states such as Georgia and Louisiana, Central Florida’s largest game development studio is being affected […]

Member Invite: Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place from September 8-18, 2016. TIFF continues to grow both as a major festival for Hollywood awards films, independent film and international productions, as well as establishing a strong film market tie in with many international buyers and sellers.

To participate […]

For ‘The Infiltrator,’ money follows star power in Hillsborough County

Originally posted on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website.

Hillsborough County got a nearly 4-to-1 return on the $250,000 in incentives it provided to attract producers of “The Infiltrator” to film part of the movie in Tampa. The movie, starring actor Bryan Cranston and set for a mid-July release, had a $957,020 economic impact in the county, according to a study funded […]