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A Message From New Film Florida President Sandy Lighterman

As the new President of Film Florida, I am honored to serve this organization and continue our efforts for Florida's film, television, and digital media production industry. I have been a proud member of Film Florida for many years. It has been an educational experience and pleasure to serve as 1st Vice President for the [...]

2023-07-13T11:13:30-04:00July 12th, 2023|

GRUP MEDIAPRO, BrandStar Studios to offer virtual production in Miami-Dade County

Multi-million dollar, in-camera, state-of-the-art Virtual Production LED Wall will be the largest of its kind in South Florida, offering immersive real time environments, Unreal Engine, in-camera motion tracking and real-time rendering. GRUP MEDIAPRO, a multimedia conglomerate with expansive experience in content creation, production and distribution for television and film, and BrandStar Studios, one of South Florida’s largest [...]

2023-06-26T11:52:28-04:00June 26th, 2023|

Film Florida Elects 2023 – 2024 Officers; Sandy Lighterman Named President of Organization

Sandy Lighterman, Film Commissioner for Broward County (Film Lauderdale), has been elected President of Film Florida. It was announced at the Film Florida Annual Meeting, along with the entire Film Florida Board of Directors for 2023-2024. The 2023-2024 Film Florida Board of Directors (and Alternate Board Members) reside in fourteen different counties in Florida stretching [...]

2023-06-25T15:36:52-04:00June 23rd, 2023|

Join Film Florida at the Toronto International Film Festival September 7–17, 2023

Film Florida returns to the Toronto International Film Festival September 7 - 17, 2023. The 48th edition of TIFF includes 11 days of international and Canadian cinema, special events featuring some of the biggest names in film, and TIFF’s Industry Conference, offering diverse and innovative perspectives on the art and business of film. The Toronto [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:21-04:00June 1st, 2023|

2023 Legislative Session Recap

It's no secret that the 2023 Legislative Session was one of the most difficult in recent memory. As many of you know, the day before the Legislative Session started, the Florida House filed HB 5. Among other things, the bill intended to close the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment (our State Film Commission) and [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:23-04:00May 5th, 2023|

Film Florida Annual Meeting, June 21-22, 2023 in Key West

Film Florida’s Annual Meeting is Wednesday June 21 - Thursday June 22, 2023 in Key West. Events will include meetings for the Film Florida Committees and Councils and the Board of Directors. For those that cannot make it in person, phone call-in/Zoom capabilities will be available. Film Florida meetings and hotel block will be at [...]

2023-06-14T16:19:41-04:00March 21st, 2023|

Film Florida Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Film Florida, the state's only trade association that represents all sectors of the film, television, production and digital media/tech industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since starting primarily as an organization for local film commissioners, Film Florida membership has grown to also include individuals and companies that work in the industry, colleges and universities, students, [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:28-04:00February 24th, 2023|

Film Florida Produces Virtual FAM Tour of Florida for Location Managers Guild

Film Florida, the state’s only trade association that represents all sectors of the film, television, production and digital media/tech industry, recently produced a virtual FAM tour in partnership with the Location Managers Guild and the Florida Office of Film and Entertainment. The 57-minute video included 26 individual videos showcasing different areas of Florida. The video [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:30-04:00February 9th, 2023|

Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting, March 14, 2023 in Tallahassee

Film Florida’s next Board of Directors Meeting is Tuesday March 14, 2023 in Tallahassee, FL. Member Committee and Council meetings will take place virtually in advance of the Board Meeting with just the Board of Directors Meeting will be held in person in Tallahassee. For those that cannot make it in person, virtual capabilities will [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:31-04:00February 9th, 2023|

Join Film Florida at Realscreen West June 6 – 8, 2023

Film Florida will be participating in Realscreen West June 6-8, 2023 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, California. The West Coast's first and biggest unscripted entertainment conference offers creators, buyers, distributors and agents unparalleled opportunities to meet future partners, exchange ideas and gain invaluable intel about the business. Realscreen events [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:33-04:00February 7th, 2023|

Join Film Florida at the Tribeca Film Festival June 7 – 18, 2023

Film Florida is returning to the Tribeca Film Festival, June 7 - 18, 2023. For two decades the Tribeca Film Festival has been a destination for new work from established filmmakers as well as emerging creators. Tribeca will continue its long tradition of exploring innovations in storytelling across film TV, VR, gaming, podcasts and more. [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:34-04:00February 7th, 2023|

Film Florida Friday: Unions

The next Film Florida Friday is Friday February 10, 2023 at 9:30am ET featuring a discussion with Union leaders in Florida. Panelists will discuss the advantages (and disadvantages) of being in a union, dispel misnomers, the state of union production in Florida, and more. Panelists scheduled to appear: Chris Ranung, Leah Sokolowsky and Michael Viera. [...]

2023-06-01T19:29:36-04:00January 26th, 2023|


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