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, the iHeartRadio App and the Film Florida Website.

“The people we are highlighting helped shape the industry in Florida and continue to work towards growing and strengthening the production community in our state,” Gail Morgan, President of Film Florida said. “Florida has such a deep history in the film, television and digital media industry and our goal is to continue to tell these important stories. We aim to continue to help listeners learn more about the history, economic impact, and overall importance that our industry plays in Florida’s past, present and future.”

Episode 1 of Season 3 features Florida-based Producer and Production Manager Wayne Morris, who’s most recent work includes Florida-based television series David Makes Man and The Right Stuff. Episode 2 features Producers Todd Thompson and Joy Kigin to talk about their current project on Florida story The Highwaymen. Future episodes will focus on mental health and on set health and safety, something that has become more important given the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional episodes will include interviews with producers, directors, writers, production managers, actors, and people involved with the legislative process. Episodes range from 20 to 40 minutes and are available on mobile and/or desktop devices.

“We’ve learned a lot in our first 2 seasons of the podcast and we look forward to taking the podcast to the next level in season 3,” John Lux, Executive Director of Film Florida and host of the podcast said. “As I prepare for each interview I learn something new about every person or subject. If people enjoy the podcast half as much as I’ve enjoyed the conversations, it will be a big success. This gives the industry in Florida a platform to learn more than a short article or quick social media post, these are in depth stories about the people and behind-the-scenes history that make up Florida’s film, television and digital media production industry. We hope people will subscribe, rate and review the podcast on their respective platform.”

About Film Florida: Film Florida is a state-wide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association that serves a leadership role in Florida’s film, TV, production and digital media/tech industry by representing all aspects of the business including film commissions, industry, labor, associations and education. The growing membership driven organization provides a network, a platform, and the benefits of playing an active part in solidifying Florida’s position as a major entertainment production destination, positive economic development driver and tourism generator. For more information about Film Florida visit FilmFlorida.org.

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Contact:
Gail Morgan, President, lgailmorgan@cs.com, 850-240-6376
John Lux, Executive Director, jlux@filmflorida.org, 407-494-6195