Industry Resources:
Creative Capital
Motion Picture and Television Fund
SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The Actors Fund
Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19
Federal Officials Reach Deal on $2 Trillion Aid Package
Displaced TV And Film Workers Among Millions Helped By Relief Package
Netflix creates US$100M fund to support workers amid COVID-19 crisis
WarnerMedia Commits $100 Million To Fund For Idled Production Crews
HUB International: Managing Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis Webinar
HUB International: Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace FAQ

State & Federal Resources:
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers CLICK HERE
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit. CLICK HERE
Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. CLICK HERE
Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID19 on Florida’s local business operations. Take the survey at
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan COVID-19 CLICK HERE
Florida SBDC Disaster Public Briefing 031920 CLICK HERE
Florida Chamber COVID-19 Resource Center CLICK HERE
Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Resources for Business CLICK HERE
Disaster Unemployment Assistance CLICK HERE
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources CLICK HERE
Paid sick leave: Who gets it during the coronavirus outbreak CLICK HERE
Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program CLICK HERE
Reemployment Assistance FAQ CLICK HERE
Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act CLICK HERE
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) CLICK HERE

Local Filming Updates
Wednesday March 25, 2020:
Okaloosa County: All county beaches are closed. All county permitting for special events/production filming with a crew and cast over 10 were suspended until further notice.

Monday March 23, 2020:
Sarasota County: Sarasota County officials have stopped issuing any and all permits for filming until further notice. The county has also issued an order to revoke all permits effective 3/20/20 for any productions until further notice. Beaches are also now closed.

Sunday March 22, 2020:
Florida State Parks: At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis & to uphold CDC guidance, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23.

Miami-Dade County: All hotels will close effective March 22, 11:59 p.m.

Broward County: Closure of all non-essential businesses effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday March 23, 2020.

Friday March 20, 2020:
Duval County: All beaches are closed.

Thursday March 19, 2020:
Monroe County: Florida Keys to close all hotels starting Sunday March 22, 2020

Pinellas County: All public beaches will close at 11:59pm on Friday March 20, 2020.

Sarasota County: All public beaches will close at 6:00am on Friday March 20, 2020.

Manatee County:  All public beaches will close at 6:00am on Saturday March 21, 2020.

Miami-Dade County: All beaches in Miami-Dade must close under a sweeping county order that covers most recreational areas, restricting people to walks on the street but not public gathering spots.

South Walton County: Walton County commissioners voted to TEMPORARILY CLOSE all 26 miles of beach in order to prevent the spread of #COVID_19 among our guests & residents.

Wednesday March 18, 2020:
State of Florida Requirements on Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs CLICK HERE

Fort Myers: Fort Myers Film Office has suspended film permitting indefinitely. You can reach out to the office at 239-321-7101 with any questions.

Tuesday March 17, 2020:
FilMiami: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all film and photo permits issued by the Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment for all Miami-Dade County properties, roadways including Miami International Airport, Transit and PortMiami and unincorporated areas, are rescinded and suspended until further notice. The following municipalities has also rescinded and suspended film and photo permitting: Cities, Towns and Villages of: Miami Beach, Miami, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Doral, El Portal, Miami Lakes, South Miami, Medley, Miami Gardens, North Bay Village and North Miami Beach. If your project is in production, we can try and assist you to find private locations. The Office of Film and Entertainment can be reached at 786-202-0473. Film Permit Coordinators:; Film & Entertainment Commissioner: Please monitor the County’s Coronavirus web page for updates:

Florida State Parks: Currently, all Florida State Parks are OPEN for day use; however, visitation hours will be to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. effective immediately. Additionally, DEP has canceled all events, activities, special event reservations, pavilion rentals and camping/cabin reservations at Florida State Parks for the next 60 days. Beginning Friday, March 20, campgrounds and all overnight accommodations will be fully closed. Existing overnight camping reservations that begin Wednesday, March 18, will be honored. Visitors must arrive prior to 5 p.m. on March 18 to secure their reservation. After Wednesday, March 18, all reservations moving forward will be canceled and refunded. ReserveAmerica, our partner in camping reservations, will reach out to affected parties to refund camping reservations. ReserveAmerica can be reached directly at 1-800-326-3521 or TDD 888-433-0287 to answer questions or to modify existing reservations. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation surrounding COVID-19, we will continue to keep the public informed of all new developments. For more information, visit

Monday March 16, 2020:
City of Miami Beach: “Effective immediately, City of Miami Beach will rescind any Film and Photography Permits issued, as well as cancel any outstanding applications.” For more information on the City of Miami Beach’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit

Miami-Dade County: An emergency notice from City of Miami, Office of Film & Entertainment: “In light of the declaration of emergency in the City of Miami… We will not be granting Film Permits until further notice. Permits that have been approved are hereby revoked.” Questions 305-468-5900.

Collier County: Important update from Collier County and the city of Naples, FL: “…as of Monday, March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all film/photo permits issued by the City of Naples and Collier County/Paradise Coast Film Commission are suspended until further notice.”

Film Tampa Bay: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all film/photo permits issued by Film Tampa Bay are rescinded and suspended until further notice. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We understand the difficulties of this moment for our local film community. We will resume permitting once City and County facilities, meetings, and programming continue. During this time our office will remain open, though with significantly reduced services.

City of Miami: In light of the declaration of emergency in the City of Miami, please be advised that as per the Assistance Chief of Police and per the Office of Communications, Division of Film and Entertainment Director, we will not be granting Film Permits until further notice. Permits that have been approved are hereby revoked.