Last week we had a productive┬ácouple days in Orlando for our Quarterly Meetings. We want to thank our hosts from Film Orlando and Universal Studios Florida Production Group for their efforts and hospitality. Our quarterly meetings kicked off on Wednesday with our Education Council meeting on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida. Wednesday evening Film Florida was a proud sponsor of the 15th Annual Women in Film & Television – Florida Jingle Mingle Holiday Party at the Red Coconut Club at Universal CityWalk. Jingle Mingle is the biggest and best holiday party for the industry each year so if you missed it this year, plan on attending next December.

Thursday included 7 hours of meetings, starting with our Film Commission Council, followed by the Strategic Futures Committee. After lunch the Industry and Association Councils met and the day concluded with the Legislative Committee. Each committee and council looks at industry challenges and how Film Florida can work on them from the council’s/committee’s specific perspective. Many have asked about the upcoming legislative session, we have been working tirelessly with our government relations team, stay tuned for details as we continue to work with our partners and legislative supporters. Thursday wrapped up with a wonderful tour and reception for Film Florida members at the newly expanded production facilities at Universal Studios Florida Production Group.

Our time in Orlando concluded Friday morning with the Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting. As always, our Board Meetings are open to the public (either in person or by phone) and it was great to see some new and familiar faces join us. While in Orlando we were based out of the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando and we would like to thank them for their hospitality and support.

While we will have several virtual committee and council meetings for members over the next couple months, our next Quarterly Meetings are tentatively scheduled for March. Whether that meeting will be in person or by phone will be determined soon, stay tuned for dates and details. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone interested in the industry to join the organization so you can participate in one of our committees. Our industry is stronger when it’s working together to help it grow. The Film Florida Committees and Councils drive the agenda for the organization. We would encourage members to get involved and we hope others will see the value in membership and we’ll see some new names and faces in our committees and councils in the next couple months. Individual memberships start at $50, company memberships start at $500, Click HERE to learn more about Film Florida membership packages.

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