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Miami-Dade County TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive Program

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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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Sweet Sensation

Local Production Company 305 Films Inc. filmed the Flo Rida music video "Sweet Sensation" at Matheson Hammock Park in April. The production had a local crew of 60 and 6 extras. The house was represented by Miami Sites local location library. They also hired off duty Miami-Dade Police.


Click here to see more behind the scenes photos.
Click here to see the music video.

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Productions that qualify for the local incentive are required to hire local crew. 
We currently have three productions that have qualified for our local incentive.
Each project is required to hire a minimum of 50 main cast and crew (employees) that are Miami-Dade County residents**.  The employment of the 50 main cast and crew is for the duration of the project: from commencement of principal photography until the wrap of principal photography. Additionally, productions that have  a cast and crew of 110 personnel or more will be required to have at least 60 percent of the total cast and crew (employees), excluding extras/background talent*, be Miami-Dade County residents**.  

New Miami-Dade Police Department- Film and Entertainment Off-Regular Duty Job Procedures
All Filming on the Rickenbacker Causeway, William Powell Turn around, William Powell Bridge, and the Venetian Causeway that require police will be staffed by Miami Dade County Police.

These changes have been implemented by the Miami Dade Police Department (MDPD) Special Events Unit (SEU), to ensure public safety, as well as the expeditious flow of traffic, proper police communication, and employee direction, when MDPD personnel are scheduled to work a film/entertainment off-regular duty job.
 
Miami Ave Bridge and 2nd Ave Bridge will still be staffed by City of Miami Police.

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Crandon Park Beach Marine Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31

It is that time of year again with turtle season as well the weekend and holiday schedule because of the Master Plan.

  • No evening film shoots from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018.
  • No sunrise film shoots unless approved by the Crandon Park Manager. The beaches must be surveyed before anyone goes unto the beach itself by the Turtle Staff/Biologist. (PARK SIDE ONLY)
  • There shall be no filming on Crandon Park Lands on weekends or holidays  from May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018.  This is per the Master Plan Appendix E.
  • Weekdays are ok.
  • If you are planning to film in one of our beaches, please visit  http://filmiami.org/turtle_nesting.asp for beach filming restrictions during marine turtle nesting season.
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Miami-Dade County TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive Program
and other Additional Local Municipal Incentives 

The TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive is a performance-based grant program that is based on Miami-Dade County-centric criteria. Each project’s eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis and each project/grant agreement will be required to go before the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for individual approval.

 

Please Read All of The Requirements of the Program Before Submitting an Application. 
Incomplete or Erroneous Applications 
Will Not Be Accepted.

Local Municipalities with Incentives


Additional Incentives 
Additional financial incentives, grants and funding sources are available including the State of Florida sales tax exemption. Additionally, there are incentives for companies interested in expanding or relocating to Miami-Dade County. Please see links below:

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FilMiami offers free online tool to match industry professionals with production companies

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment (FilMiami) now offers local professionals in the film and entertainment industry a tool that can match them to available production jobs. Individuals can submit their information through crew and vendor sign-up forms, which will be entered into a database that is made available to production companies.

The Crew and Vendor Sign-Up form is for any crew member or local vendor in the film, digital media and entertainment industry residing in South Florida. To participate, the person must be legally eligible to work in the United States and must submit a link to their resume or a link to their credits at IMDb with the form.

Any vendor that is located in Miami-Dade County and has a registered legal business with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations is eligible to participate and must complete the online form to be considered.

This tool will help the film office match local film and entertainment industry professionals looking for film projects to production companies that need local talent. The film and entertainment industry contributes millions of dollars annually to the local economy and creates jobs for residents. We are also working on creating a Local Production Guide.

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FilMiami launches its free online Movie & TV Map Tour

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment (FilMiami) introduces its new free Movie & TV Map Tour!  This map guides users through more than 80 of the most popular movies and television series that were shot on location in Miami-Dade County, and includes information about each location, as well as film clips.

This map was created for tourists, cinephiles and filmmakers to promote Miami and the entertainment productions that have been filmed locally. It can be accessed on smart phones, tablets or computers and is compatible with most browsers. For users traveling around the County with a smart phone, the GPS function will indicate the closet filming location.
 
Miami-Dade County is a popular filming location because of its diversity of landscapes and infrastructure, beautiful natural light and talented crew base. The County’s 34 municipalities and unincorporated areas have served as a backdrop to some of the best-known feature films and television series.

For more information, contact the Office of Film and Entertainment at 305-375-3288

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In-Kind Sponsorship For Filmmakers
Great stories deserve to be told! The Miami Film Development Project helps filmmakers bring their project to the screen by leasing production equipment to approved South Florida based productions, for free.


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