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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 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|

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|