Saturday, July 07, 2007

Florida Filmmaking Deals

Want to make a movie in Florida? Governor Charlie Crist signed a reworked film, TV and digital media incentive package that includes:
  • $25 million for cash reimbursements up to 15% of the total Florida budget of a filmed television show or movie,

  • Unused funds may roll over into next year's budget, allowing for productions to qualify for money in both fiscal years (Florida's fiscal year ends on June 30th),

  • Qualifying expenditure threshold has been lowered from $850,000 to $625,000,

  • Florida's independent filmmakers will need only $100,000 to qualify for state funds,

  • Up to $400,000 will be allowed for individual salaries,

  • A 2 percent bonus is available for family-friendly films.

FYI, Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game makers is based in Orlando (Sun Post).

For more information, click here.

Graphic: Martin Kreloff, from the 1980 Greater Miami International Film Festival.



Blogger Dave said...

A 2 percent bonus is available for family-friendly films??????? Doesn't that violate freedom of speech? I suspect dade politicians will be tempted to make campaign short subjects so they can qualify for the moola.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Verticus S. Erectus said...

Dave, I'm sure they'll try but they will be hard pressed to prove in a court of law that anything involved with local politicians is "family-friendly."

4:57 PM  

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