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Miami-Dade County named one of MovieMaker Magazine's 2020 Best Places to Live and Work as a film producer

MIAMI ( February 03, 2020 )

Miami-Dade County, inclusive of the greater Miami region, was named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places to Live and Work in 2020. The county was ranked 15 out of 20, beating out many other major film meccas in the United States. MovieMaker determines the winners using surveys, editorial research on tax incentives and recent productions and personal visits to most of the locations on the list.

Miami-Dade County is known for its independent filmmaker scene, and the Film and Entertainment Office assists productions in everything from permitting to logistics to film festivals. FilMiami and its one-stop permitting shop represents a cooperation between the County, the City of Miami Beach and 15 other municipalities.

To attract business to the region, the County offers a film and television incentive program to qualifying productions that meet a certain set of requirements.

Thanks in part to this incentive program, the film and entertainment industry has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion to the local economy and employs roughly 10,000 local residents in full and part-time roles.

MovieMaker Magazine is the country’s leading resource on the art and business of filmmaking. The issue featuring Miami-Dade County will be available on newsstands in February. For a complete list of MovieMaker’s Best Places to Live and Work in 2020, visit  

For questions or for additional information, email Sandy Lighterman in the FilMiami office at [email protected]