Yearly Archives: 2021

2021 Legislative Session Recap

While the two months of the Legislative Session gets the most attention, Film Florida’s efforts for the 2021 session began last Spring. Since the end of the 2020 Legislative Session, Film Florida members held close to 200 meetings with legislators and candidates. The focus of each meeting was to educate legislators on how our industry [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00May 3rd, 2021|

Film Florida Friday, May 7, 2021- Black Industry Leaders Part 2

Film Florida Fridays are free interactive chats about current topics, initiatives and relationship-building in Florida's film, television, commercial, photography and digital media industry. These conversations will take place one Friday each month at 9:30am EST, where industry professionals and up-and-comers are encouraged to gather with a cup of coffee, ask questions and speak directory with [...]

2021-04-21T09:40:09-04:00April 21st, 2021|

Join Film Florida (Virtually) at Realscreen Live June 7-11, 2021

Film Florida will be participating virtually in Realscreen Live June 7 - 11, 2021- Connecting the unscripted and non-fiction entertainment community online. The 2021 edition is expanded to feature five days of keynotes and panels with industry leading executives, as well as focused networking opportunities designed to foster new connections and provide a forum for [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00April 19th, 2021|

Film Florida Friday, April 16, 2021- Black Industry Leaders Part 1

Film Florida Fridays are free interactive chats about current topics, initiatives and relationship-building in Florida's film, television, commercial, photography and digital media industry. These chats will take place one Friday each month at 9:30am EST, where industry professionals and up-and-comers are encouraged to gather with a cup of coffee, ask questions and speak directory with [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00March 29th, 2021|

2021 Legislative Session Preview

The 2021 Legislative Session begins on Tuesday March 2, 2021 and is scheduled to end on April 30, 2021. While the 60-day Legislative Session gets a lot of attention, Film Florida’s legislative efforts began more than eight months ago. Since the end of the 2020 Legislative Session, elections were held and the Florida Legislature has [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00February 25th, 2021|

Film Florida Announces Emerging Filmmakers Fund

Film Florida, a statewide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association, has announced the launch of the Florida Emerging Filmmakers Fund, providing cash in the amount of $500 - $1,000 per project to deserving filmmakers needing help for their film projects. In addition to cash, projects selected for the Emerging Filmmakers Fund will receive mentorship from an [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00January 25th, 2021|

Florida is losing billions in revenue. Give the film industry effective incentives to return | Opinion

By (former State Rep) Holly Raschein, January 11, 2021, CLICK HERE to read from the Miami Herald Film tourism lures visitors explore locations and destinations that have become popular because of their appearance in films and television series. A Visit Florida survey found that almost 25 percent of domestic tourists to Florida said something they saw [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00January 12th, 2021|

Film industry should be part of Florida’s economic recovery | Commentary

By John Lux, Guest Columnist, January 11, 2021, CLICK HERE to read from the Orlando Sentinel In a commentary submission dated Dec. 28 ("Corporate welfare, state bailouts won’t fix economy”), Skylar Zander of the special-interest group Americans for Prosperity-Florida made a number of statements about Florida’s film, television and digital media industry, continuing to focus on [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00January 11th, 2021|

New Year’s Message from Film Florida President Gail Morgan

Greetings Film Florida Members, Stakeholders, and Friends ~ I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. Hoping 2021 is much different than 2020. I wanted to reach out with a quick look back on 2020 as well as look forward to 2021. Marketing and professional development organization are the core [...]

2021-09-20T07:55:12-04:00January 4th, 2021|

Film Florida Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

Film Florida is committed to cultivating an industry that is inclusive and provides equal opportunities to all members of the industry without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. The organization is committed to nurturing [...]

2021-03-17T15:07:05-04:00January 1st, 2021|

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