Monthly Archives: March 2015

Detert Unveils This Year’s Film Credit Plan

Originally posted on the Miami Herald website from Michael Auslen:

With actors dressed as Henry Flagler on one side and Juan Ponce de Leon on the other, state lawmakers Wednesday unveiled their proposal for film and entertainment tax credits.

The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Sarasota, and carried in the House by Rep. Mike Miller, R-Winter Park, aim to […]

Film Incentive Bill Clears First Committee

Originally posted on the Herald Tribune Politics website from Jeremy Wallace:

A bill to make Florida more competitive with other states in attracting film making and television programs to the state easily sailed through its first committee in the Florida Senate on Tuesday.

Currently Florida’s film incentive program is completely out of money and has no way […]

Incentive Program for Film and TV Production Important

It is important that the governor and the members of the Legislature realize the importance of the film and TV incentives program which benefits Florida’s economy.

Movies and TV shows filmed in Florida are a perpetual means of advertising for the state and help attract millions of visitors from all over the world. Cases in point, the TV series “Flipper” […]

2015 Legislative Session Call to Action

With the official start of the 2015 Legislative Session beginning this week, many of you have asked “what can I do to help?” or “what should I be doing?” In an effort to not flood your email inbox we have devised a plan to make things as easy as possible for everyone to participate and […]

Industry Leaders, Politicians Team Up to Renew Film Incentives

Originally posted on the Orlando Business Journal website from Matthew Richardson:

Florida’s film and digital media industry leaders are working on a different strategy this year to get the state to fund film incentives.

While the last two attempts to net funds were a no-go by the state Legislature, the plan this time is to not make an […]

Florida Film Officials Pushing Legislature to Restore a Proven Economic Stimulus

Originally posted on the 850 Magazine website from Gray Rohrer:

A woman jumps into the Wakulla River, unaware of the inhuman monster lurking below the surface. The monster swims menacingly near. Suddenly, both stop and amicably get out of the water.

Jack Arnold, the director of “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” has yelled “Cut!” Julie Adams and Ricou […]