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Join Film Florida at the Realscreen Summit 2021 Virtual Marketplace

Film Florida members are invited to attend the Realscreen Summit Virtual Marketplace taking place January 25 – February 4, 2021. The Realscreen Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. The 23rd edition will feature a virtual marketplace for industry members to connect, network and engage with one […]

November 29th, 2020|News|

NATPE Virtual Miami 2021

For many years, Film Florida has participated on-site in NATPE Miami, the premiere conference for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms. The 2021 Conference is being held virtually. The virtual conference will run Tuesday January 19, 2021 through Friday January 22, 2021 with each day featuring a full schedule of sessions focused […]

November 24th, 2020|News|

Florida Producer Develops Software to Help Bring the TV & Film Industry Back to Work During COVID-19

In the spring of 2020 as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S. TV and film production studios shut their doors. Faced with an uncertain future as the pandemic unfolded, the cast and crew of major productions were sidelined and it was unclear when exactly they would safely return to work. In June 2020, the Alliance […]

November 18th, 2020|News|

Film Florida Quarterly Meeting December 3-4, 2020

Film Florida’s next Quarterly Meeting will be Thursday December 3 – Friday December 4, 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 […]

November 10th, 2020|News|

Expanded film industry would help Florida’s economic recovery | Commentary

By Stephen Wise, Guest Columnist, November 7, 2020, Orlando Sentinel

Florida’s rich history in film traces back to 1908 when Jacksonville was nicknamed “The Winter Film Capital of the World.” Jacksonville’s Norman Studios is the only known remaining silent film studio left standing in the U.S. and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2016. The film […]

November 7th, 2020|News|

The Right Stuff Behind the Scenes Photos

Photos courtesy of Shana Gorondy

November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

COVID-19: The New Normal for Hair & Makeup Artists Webinar

Join Film Florida and Film MIA for a virtual town hall discussing how Florida-based hair and makeup artists are helping keep cast and crew safe on Florida sets, Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 9:30am eastern / 8:30am central. Topics will include new required precautions being taken before arriving on set, new procedures while on set, […]

October 20th, 2020|News|

Film Florida Launches Season 3 of the Film Florida Podcast

Film Florida, the state’s only trade association that represents all sectors of the film, television, production and digital media/tech industry, has launched Season 3 of the Film Florida Podcast highlighting the people and stories that make-up the multibillion-dollar industry in Florida. Episodes of the Film Florida Podcast are available through Apple Podcasts, Google PlayStore, Stitcher, […]

October 12th, 2020|News|

Film Florida Partners with Miami-Dade Beacon Council to Promote FREE Social Distance Detector on Production Sets

Film Florida, a statewide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association, has announced it is teaming up with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council to promote a Social Distancing Detector (SDD) tool developed by their Technology Committee. Led by Miami-based Strata.ai, the SDD leverages the latest in machine learning and computer vision techniques to identify adherence of social distancing […]

October 12th, 2020|News|

David Yates Named 2020 Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador

Former Executive Director and CEO of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium David Yates has been named the 2020 Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador. The award, presented by entertainment production association Film Florida, honors those legends in the entertainment industry that are true ambassadors for Florida. David Yates is being honored for his time at the Clearwater Marine […]

September 20th, 2020|News|

Engaging Candidates and Legislators Webinar

Join Film Florida and Film MIA, along with special guests State Representative Holly Raschein and former State Representative Mike Miller, to learn how to engage candidates and legislators to educate them on the importance of the film, television and digital media production industry in Florida. Thursday September 24, 2020 at 9:30am (EST). The FREE webinar […]

September 14th, 2020|News|

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 […]

August 13th, 2020|News|