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New Florida Film Industry Leader Thinks Show Biz Can Give State’s Lagging Economy A Boost

By Gina Jordan, August 13, 2020 WFSU Public Media

Film and TV productions shut down around the country as COVID-19 spread. Film Florida, a not-for-profit trade association, has a new president who thinks shows biz productions could be a major part of Florida’s economic recovery.

Florida is home to the coming-of-age series David Makes Man. It was filmed in Orlando […]

Seeing Florida’s recovery through the viewfinder | Opinion

By DOMINIC M. CALABRO, SPECIAL TO THE SUN SENTINEL | AUG 09, 2020

Imagine that you are a TV producer, trying to figure out how you can begin getting back up and running as the pandemic begins to abate. You need a sunny climate with easy access to beaches. After months on hiatus, your network has […]

Coronavirus Updates

Film Florida’s Recommendations for Clean & Healthy Production Sets
THE SAFE WAY FORWARD: A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters’ Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
ADG Local 800 Principles, Key Recommendations and Recommended Departmental Protocols
Producers Guild of America COVID Safety Protocols
HUB International COVID-19 Film/Production Assessment
Florida Chamber Returning to Work Safely During COVID-19 Playbook
NEW Unemployment Website
Florida […]

Coronavirus Updates

Film Florida’s Recommendations for Clean & Healthy Production Sets
THE SAFE WAY FORWARD: A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters’ Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
ADG Local 800 Principles, Key Recommendations and Recommended Departmental Protocols
Producers Guild of America COVID Safety Protocols
[…]

Film Florida Quarterly Meeting September 9-10, 2020

Film Florida’s next Quarterly Meeting will be Wednesday September 9 – Thursday September 10, 2020. Events will include Film Florida Committee and Council Meetings and the Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting and will be done entirely through Zoom so while we won’t see each other in person, we will see each other via cameras.

As […]

Join Film Florida at the Realscreen Summit 2021 in New Orleans

Film Florida will once again be attending the Realscreen Summit taking place January 25 – 28, 2021 in New Orleans. The Realscreen Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. Launched in 1999, the 23rd edition returns to the vibrant and culture-rich city of New Orleans, and […]

Join Film Florida (Virtually) at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival

Registration is now open for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place from September 10-19, 2020. The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. […]

A Message From New Film Florida President Gail Morgan

As the new President of Film Florida, I wanted to share how eager I am to serve this organization and continue our efforts for Florida’s film, television, and digital media production industry. It has been an educational experience and pleasure to serve as 1st Vice President for the last three years after serving as the […]

Film Florida Elects 2020-2021 Officers; Gail Morgan Named President of Organization

June 17, 2020 – Gail Morgan, Film Commissioner for the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Film Commission, has been named President of Film Florida. It was announced at the Film Florida Annual Meeting, along with the entire Film Florida Board of Directors for 2020-2021.

“It is an honor to serve as President of Film Florida. The organization continues […]

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 […]

Film Florida Annual Meeting June 16 – 17, 2020

Film Florida’s Annual Meeting will be Tuesday June 16 – Wednesday June 17, 2020. Events will include Film Florida Committee and Council Meetings and the Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting and will be done entirely through Zoom so while we won’t see each other in person, we will see each other via cameras.

As always, all Film […]

Film Florida to Host Department Discussion

Following up on the recent Virtual Town Hall to discuss “Recommendations for Clean & Healthy Production Sets” Film Florida will host a FREE “Department Discussion” on Friday May 22 from 10:00-11:00am on Zoom featuring medical professionals to discuss COVID-19 on production sets. Panelists will discuss potential processes and procedures to ensure cast and crew stay […]