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Crawford & Co. Productions Inc. recently shot a Macy's 2020 still shoot at Crandon Park Beach. They hired 25 local crew and spent $100,000.00 locally.

Production photos courtesy of Crawford & Co. Productions, Inc. and their Macy's Still shoot at Crandon Park Beach. Click here to view more photos

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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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“New Normal”
Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment
 
 
The information below is subject to change. 
Please check the links below and this website daily for changes.
Permitting turnaround time for permits is longer than prior due to the Covid crisis.
72-hour minimum turnaround time for permit requests.


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). This is because if there are any concerns from the public, issues can be addressed through our office as opposed to Miami-Dade Police or code enforcement.

Check out our updated locations database as there are many new locations and new photographs that you can scout from your computer, tablet, or phone.
It is at: https://miami.reel-scout.com/loc_results.aspx

 
County properties allowing Film/Photo Permitting

County facilities –additional costs for sanitation and supervision
Cultural Center Plaza and Main Library – Cultural Center Plaza & Flagler street sidewalk available. Cast/crew must be fewer than 10 people. Extra cost for sanitation and supervision.
Miami-Dade County Libraries - Extra cost for sanitation and supervision.
Miami-Dade County Fire Department –Burn permits are available.
Miami International Airport and General Airports – Miami-Dade Police Department (Off-Duty) - Possibility additional officers required for supervision
Parking Garages – Available during regular advertised hours
Parks Including Beaches - Miami Dade County off-duty Police officer required.
         Crandon Park Beach is also requiring a walk-through prior to approval. 
Roads and Bridges
Swale ParkingProductions are encouraged to work with neighbors in utilizing their driveways for trucks and parking when necessary. If that is not accomplishable, an approved sign-off from the property owners where the swale is in front as well as neighboring properties will be required
Transit –More time needed for approvals.

County properties Not allowing Film/Photo Permitting

Countywide film/photo permits
Florida Courts
Corrections
Medical Examiner’s Office

Municipalities
Status of Film/Photo Permitting - Issued by County Film Office
All “New Normal” Guidelines must be adhered to as stated above.
Municipal restrictions may be stricter than the “New Normal” Guidelines
 
Municipalities not Issuing permits at this time

City of Hialeah Gardens - No film permits at this time 
City of North Bay Village - currently not permitting
Village of Palmetto Bay - no update

Municipalities that issue their own film/photo permits
 
 
City of Miami - As of June 18, 2020, the City of Miami Film Office will start processing Film Permits on a case by case basis.
City of Coral Gables – Is issuing permits on a case-by-case basis. 
Miami Shores - Case-by-Case

State Parks
Oleta River State Park is open with limited capacity and will review requests on a case-by-case basis.
Bill Baggs State Park is not accepting film/photo projects through the end of June.

 

New normal
The Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment is issuing film/photo permits on a limited case-by-case basis.
 
The information below is subject to change. 
Please check the links below and this website daily for changes.

This is the early phase of the reopening and your permit request may take longer than normal to obtain approval. We are working with our County departments and partners to establish processes for the “new normal”. Please check with our office since not all County or Municipal locations are open for productions yet.

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s Initial Reopening Plan identifies non-essential businesses allowed to open Monday, May 18th 2020 with stringent capacity and safety rules in place. Businesses may wish to enforce more stringent guidelines or procedures. Municipalities may choose to follow Miami-Dade County’s guidelines or enact stricter requirements, but they cannot be more lenient. In addition, some businesses cannot reopen until a later date. Points in bold MUST be followed; other recommendations are strongly suggested.

"The New Normal – A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments” (subject to change) is available online

See specific requirements for hair and makeup departments on film/photo sets.

The Office of Film & Entertainment is operating at normal capacity but currently is closed for in-person meetings. For productions resuming operations, please apply for a film permionline
 
For assistance, as always, we may be contacted at 305-375-3288.
 
Permit Coordinators:
Film & Entertainment Commissioner:
Sandy Lighterman, sandyL@miamidade.gov 

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