Film Florida Podcast Episode 67- Republican State Representative James Buchanan from Sarasota County is a native of Michigan, but graduated from Florida State University and earned his MBA from the University of South Florida. Rep Buchanan is a strong supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his time in the Florida State Seminoles Football Program, his support for the industry, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 66- Republican State Representative Mike Caruso from Palm Beach County was born in Washington, D.C. but has lived in Florida for more than 30 years. In addition to being a legislator, Representative Caruso is a Certified Public Accountant and he’s also strong supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his legislative initiatives, why he supports the film, television and digital media so strongly, barefoot waterskiing, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 65- Republican State Representative Vance Aloupis from Miami-Dade County was born in Maine but is a graduate of the University of Miami. In addition to being a legislator, Representative Aloupis is an advocate for early childhood education and serves as the CEO of The Children’s Movement of Florida. He’s also a big supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his legislative initiatives, his support for the industry, great advice for those wanting to advocate for the industry in Tallahassee, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 64- Danny Dávila is an accomplished Production Designer, Art Director and now Director. Danny talks about getting started in the industry in Miami, his role in a production and lots of "Graceland" and "Burn Notice" stories. Additional credits include "Pain and Gain," "The Baker and the Beauty," "Cake," "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 63- Accomplished film and video colorist, and co-founder of Mixing Light, Patrick Inhofer talks about his career in delivering high-quality programming for broadcast, commercial, corporate and indie clients. He also talks about his 10+ years teaching others how to digitally color correct and has been active in developing community resources for professional and aspiring colorists with Tao of Color and Mixing Light. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 62- Film Florida Government Relations consultant Slater Bayliss is a Partner at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners, one of the top political and government affairs firm in Florida. He has worked in local, state, and federal government policy issues for over two decades. In the early 2000’s he served in Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. Preceding his tenure in the Governor’s office, Slater functioned as special assistant to the Convention Manager for the 2000 Republican National Convention. Slater currently serves on the National Board of Maverick PAC, an organization that promotes next generation leaders in public service. He discusses the Florida House and Senate 2020 elections, what to look for from the new Florida Speaker of the House and Senate President, how COVID-19 will impact Florida's budget and how industry professionals can help efforts in Tallahassee. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 61- Shana Gorondy and Christina Hollerbach talk about “The Right Stuff” filming in Sanford. Shana’s home was used as a location in the series and Christina started Film Sanford, which is a group that promotes Sanford as a filming destination. Watch “The Right Stuff” on Disney+ and view photos of filming at Shana’s home at http://bit.ly/TRSSanford. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 60- Joyce Gilliard is a film and television hair stylist and founder of iSAFE! TV & FILM, LLC. Joyce was seriously injured when she was struck by a freight train on the set of "Midnight Rider," the incident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones. Since the tragedy, Joy has focused her efforts to bring awareness to safety in the film and television industry. Joyce talks about her career, that day on the set of "Midnight Rider" and her quest to keep cast and crew safe on set. For more visit https://www.isafetvandfilm.com/ or e-mail email@example.com. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 59- Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation. The Behind the Scenes Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2005 to create and support charitable programs for the entertainment technology industry. The Behind the Scenes charity issues grants to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. It works closely with related industry charities and social service organizations to assist clients to the fullest extent possible. The Foundation raises funds through events, programs and donations. For more info, visit btshelp.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 58- Todd Thompson is a writer, producer and director and Joy Kigin is an actress, writer and producer. Both are Central Florida-based and they are working on a historical Florida story. They talk about "The Highwaymen," what’s the story, what attracted them to it, the challenges COVID-19 is playing in the production, and when we will see the results. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 57- Florida-based film and television producer and production manager Wayne Morris has probably been involved in more film and television projects in Florida over the last 20 years than anyone else in the state. A few of those projects include "Mortal Kombat Conquest," "Sydney White," "The Inbetweeners," "David Makes Man," and "The Right Stuff" just to name a few. In fact, Wayne is the primary reason many projects film in Florida. We talked to Wayne about some of those projects, his loyalty to Florida, and how he’s producing in the middle of a pandemic. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Film Florida Podcast Episode 56- Part 2 with Film Historian David Morton, Ph.D. talking about his dissertation on the History of the Motion Picture Industry in the State of Florida. In part 2, David talks about the emergence of Orlando and Miami in the film industry, the importance of Miami Vice, the future of the film and television industry in Florida, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.