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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

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


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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The Miami-Dade County Office of Film & Entertainment and the Miami Beach Office of Film & Event Production Management to close Presidents Day. Please plan your production accordingly.

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Action---Not Talk: South Florida PBS Paves The Way For Women And People Of Color Filmmakers

South Florida PBS, the state's largest public media company, is launching its third year of working with emerging filmmakers. As part of its innovative film-maker initiative, SFPBS provides mentors and professional feedback to emerging film makers and showcases their work on its two television stations reaching more than 6.3 million viewers. South Florida PBS also has arranged for distribution of these film and video works to public television stations across the country bringing these productions to a national audience.


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South Florida PBS seeks film entries as it launches Third Season of film-maker

South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL) is looking for local films that showcase the South Florida region for the new season of film-maker. The Call for Entries will open on February 1st and run through February 29th. Season three will be broadcast on WPBT and WXEL beginning in June 2020.

The goal of film-maker is to give local storytellers distribution opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have. Launched in January of 2018, film-maker has served as a platform for emerging local filmmakers to showcase their work while also receiving professional development opportunities and mentorship from South Florida PBS. From documentaries to narrative films, film-makers’ 66 stories from season one and two will make you cry, laugh and wonder. More...

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NewMiami-Dade County announces its second tier for the film incentive program

In keeping with its mission to maintain Miami-Dade County as a top production destination, the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment is launching a new tier to the current local TV/film and digital entertainment production incentive program, an independent filmmaker tier. This second tier is attractive to independent filmmakers and larger budget television commercials. It would allow productions spending between 500K and $1 million in the county to qualify for a maximum grant of $50,000.

Productions will have to meet certain requirements to benefit from this program.

Among those are the following:

  • The production must spend at least $ 500,000 in Miami-Dade County on payroll (for Miami-Dade County residents only) and other expenditures.
  • At least 70% of the entire production project must be produced in Miami-Dade County. 
  • Each production project is required to hire a minimum of 20 main cast and crew (employees) that are Miami-Dade County residents and must include at least one student/recent graduate who is enrolled at or recently graduated from a local college or university. 
  • At least 70 percent of vendors utilized on the production project must be Miami-Dade County-based registered businesses.
  • Allows for two projects per company per year.

Other additional changes to the program include reduced eligibility requirements for the first tier where productions spend at least $1 million to receive a $100,000 grant.

“The feedback we’ve received about our local incentive program tells us that it’s valuable and successful,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez. “These updates to the program offer greater opportunities to bring more productions to Miami-Dade County, to the benefit of our local economy.”

 “The modifications will allow more flexibility for productions to meet less stringent eligibility requirements,” said Sandy Lighterman, director of the Office of Film and Entertainment. “Additionally, creating a second tier will attract indie filmmakers who have lower budgets.”

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.

For more information on the TV/film and digital entertainment production incentive program, click here.






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