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Film Florida Annual Meeting June 24 – 25, 2021

Film Florida’s Annual Meeting will be Thursday June 24 – Friday June 25, 2021. 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, […]

April 13th, 2021|News|

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 industry […]

March 29th, 2021|News|

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 close […]

February 25th, 2021|News|

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 […]

January 25th, 2021|News|

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 on film […]

January 12th, 2021|News|

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 the […]

January 11th, 2021|News|

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 of Film […]

January 4th, 2021|News|

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 […]

January 1st, 2021|News|

Film Florida Quarterly Meeting February 22-23, 2021

Film Florida’s next Quarterly Meeting will be Monday February 22 – Tuesday February 23, 2021. 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 […]

December 28th, 2020|News|

Film industry’s high-wage jobs produces economic diversity in Florida | Opinion

By Robert Starling, December 1, 2020, Florida Today
As the Florida Legislature looks at stimulating the creation of high-wage jobs, they should explore ways to grow Florida’s film and entertainment industry.
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, in 2019 the average annual wage for a film and entertainment industry professional in Florida was $84,205, exceeding […]

December 14th, 2020|News|

Florida’s Film Industry Included in AIF RESET Task Force Executive and Legislative Pandemic Recovery Policy Recommendations

The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Florida Retail Federation (FRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)’s RESET Task Force released its final report, which highlights executive and legislative policy recommendations aimed at helping the state’s economy rebound from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and any similar future […]

December 4th, 2020|News|

EDC of Sarasota County Job Opening

Job Title: Vice President / Senior Director of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Reports to: CEO

Strategic Goal:
The Vice President of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship will serve as the visionary driving the roadmap of innovation, strategic initiatives, and alliances for the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC). This position will directly be responsible for driving the innovation strategy for the region with a focus […]

November 30th, 2020|News|