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The TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive is a performance-based grant program that is based on Miami-Dade County-centric criteria.

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ReelScout partners with FilMiami to unveils its new free online
 Reel FilMiami Production Directory

Get Listed — The Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment introduces the new Reel FilMiami Production Directory! We have partnered with ReelScout to create this directory as a new innovative way to assist vendors to get more business and production crews to get more work. The directory is at NO COST for both crew and vendors. The old production guide will   discontinued
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FilMiami film incentive program modifies minimum application requirements

Miami-Dade County's local TV/film and digital entertainment production incentive program has modified its minimum application requirements and procedures as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 has redesigned how movies and television projects are produced; therefore, to adjust for the changes, Miami-Dade County has adapted their program to better fit the needs of the industry.
Under the modified minimum application requirements, the number of Miami-Dade County residents that film production companies must hire has been changed from a set number to a percentage. The changes are:

  • Productions spending $1,000,000 must hire 70% of Miami-Dade County residents (excluding background talent.
  • Productions spending $500,000 must hire 70% of Miami-Dade County residents (excluding background talent).

“The modifications will allow more flexibility for productions to meet less stringent eligibility requirements,” said Sandy Lighterman, the Chief of Film and Entertainment for Miami-Dade County. “Additionally, modifying minimum application requirements and procedures will attract more filmmakers who have lower budgets and/or are struggling with the COVID-19 safety requirements.”

Miami-Dade County is an ideal destination for film and entertainment projects. From diverse locations, experienced crews and local talent base to superior infrastructure, it boasts of a dynamic, flourishing production industry that employs approximately 10,000 full and part-time workers and has an annual impact of over $1 billion to the local economy.
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FilMiami launches its new free online Magic City Music Tour map
This free online map was created for music enthusiasts, artists and tourists interested in learning about Miami-Dade County's music history, featuring music video locations, famous venues, festival information and more.

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The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Encourages Production Industry to  “Practice Safe Sets Miami” with a New Safety-First Film & Entertainment Production Program

Greater Miami and the Beaches welcomes film & entertainment productions back with health & safety offerings at hotels

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with The Miami-Dade County Film Office launches Practice Safe Sets Miami, a program to promote health & safety guidelines and provide resources for the ever-changing environment actors and crew will be working in post-COVID-19. More...

 

New normal

The Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment is open for business and issuing film/photo permits!
All productions must follow the “New Normal” guidelines and practice safety protocols on set.
See specific requirements for hair and makeup departments on film/photo sets
Miami-Dade County currently has a county-wide curfews in effect. Please check with office staff as they are everchanging.
In an abundance of caution, to assist industry stakeholders shooting their projects on private property we are requesting all productions to register with our office (whether a permit is required or not). There are two reasons for this request: to show our industry is contributing to the economic recovery of the community and alleviating concerns from the public. It’s better that any issues are addressed through our office as opposed to Miami-Dade Police or code enforcement.
The Office of Film & Entertainment is operating at normal capacity but currently is closed for in-person meetings.
For assistance, as always, we may be contacted at 305-375-3288.
 
Permit Coordinators:
Dee Belz, dee.belz@miamidade.gov,
Jeanie Lisenby, jeanie.lisenby@miamidade.gov,
Film & Entertainment Commissioner:
Sandy Lighterman, sandyL@miamidade.gov


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