Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy Holidays From Film Florida

A special thanks to all of those who attended the recent Film Florida Quarterly Meetings in Orlando! It was a pleasure to meet new members and collaborate on creative initiatives for our ongoing efforts on behalf of Florida's film, television and digital media industry. Our itinerary started off with the lively, well-attended Jingle Mingle industry [...]

2015-12-23T16:31:12-05:00December 23rd, 2015|

NATPE Offer: Special Rate for Industry Council Members

Due to widespread interest among our Industry Council members to attend NATPE 2016, Film Florida is now offering a special reduced rate of $750 total per participant! The $750 rate includes: Badge with full access to conference, seminars and most evening receptions; Use of Film Florida's booth and media in the show floor as a means [...]

2015-12-14T07:49:52-05:00December 11th, 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 [...]

2016-01-12T09:33:39-05:00November 23rd, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00November 19th, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00November 3rd, 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 [...]

2015-11-10T11:52:42-05:00October 28th, 2015|

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. [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 26th, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 25th, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 24th, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 23rd, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 20th, 2015|

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 [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:20-04:00October 14th, 2015|

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