Monthly Archives: April 2015

In Loving Memory of Ralph Clemente

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ralph R. Clemente, the founder of Valencia College’s renown film program, a Film Florida Legend and beloved mentor and friend to hundreds in our industry.

Ralph was an inspirational and passionate educator and filmmaker, instrumental in the careers of many in the Florida […]

Senate Subcommittee Approves Florida Tax Incentive Bill

Originally posted on the WKMG-TV Channel 6 Orlando website from Mike Holfeld:

The push for Florida tax incentives for Hollywood, TV and digital productions earned another victory in Tallahassee on Thursday. SB 1046, sponsored  by State Sen. Nancy Deter of Sarasota, was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation Tourism and Economic Development. The bill now heads […]

Film & TV Incentives Bills Moving Forward

Originally posted on the Tampa Tribune website:

An effort to revamp the state’s approach to attracting film and television production is moving forward in the House and Senate, after Republican lawmakers openly panned the plan’s most vocal critic.

The measure (SB 1046), which in part would rank production-company proposals before offering tax credits, received unanimous support Thursday from […]

Locals Enjoy Role in ‘Bloodline’

Originally posted on the Key West Citizen website:

Several locals are basking in their 15 minutes of fame in Netflix’s Florida Keys-based family drama, “Bloodline.” Meanwhile, one of the show’s stars says she’s really enjoyed her time in the island chain. The 13-episode series began streaming online Friday, March 20, offering viewers their first look at the family drama, […]

Business Owners Rally to Support Florida’s Entertainment Industry Economic Development Program

HB 451 gains bipartisan support in Florida House Finance and Tax Committee
Florida small business owners yesterday gathered at the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee to make their case for saving the more than 16,000 industry companies and 100,000 professionals based in Florida. House Bill 451, sponsored by Rep. Mike Miller (R-Winter Park), passed […]