With the official start of the 2015 Legislative Session beginning this week, many of you have asked “what can I do to help?” or “what should I be doing?” In an effort to not flood your email inbox we have devised a plan to make things as easy as possible for everyone to participate and contribute.

First, make sure you like Film Florida on Facebook and/or follow @FilmFlorida on Twitter. Throughout the next two months, periodically, sometimes as often as daily, we will be posting calls to action on Facebook and Twitter. Within these calls to action posts we will be giving very specific directions as to which legislators to call/email and what message you’ll need to convey to them. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to help during the two-month legislative session.

Today, you should go to MyFloridaHouse.gov and FLSenate.gov and find your local Representative and Senator. That way when we ask you to contact your local legislators, you will already have those names, email addresses and phone numbers.

We know you are very busy so you may not check social media on a regular basis, but please set a reminder for yourself to check at least once a day so you do not miss any important calls to action since timeliness will be extremely important over the next two months.

In addition, we continue to use #EntertainThis on social media. During the Legislative Session, the content of the #EntertainThis messages are particularly important because they include specific messages. If you see a message with #EntertainThis, please make a point of it to share (Facebook) and retweet (Twitter) to ensure our most important messages are seen and heard.

For all those who have not yet registered for Rally in Tally, there is still time! Pre-registration closes for Rally in Tally/Tourism Day on Wednesday, March 4th. After that date, the registration fee will increase and must be paid in person on the date of the event. Seats are still available on the bus from Orlando and Miami. To register for Rally in Tally and/or the bus seat from Orlando/Miami, please visit our registration page by clicking here. While Film Florida’s hotel room block has officially closed, there are rooms available to book on your own! Please contact Film Florida Executive Administrator Christy Tricoli christy.marie.tricoli@gmail.com for hotel information.

Please work with us to encourage our industry members, stakeholders and friends to join us March 11, 2015 for this incredibly important Rally!