FilMiami celebrates region's recognition as one of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker by MovieMaker magazine
FilMiami, of the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Office of Film and Entertainment, represents the movie and television industry throughout Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County, inclusive of the greater Miami region, has been recognized as one of the top 20 places to live and work as a moviemaker by MovieMaker magazine. The publication lists 20 large cities along with 10 small cities and towns, including several Canadian locations. MovieMaker curates its list based upon research and survey feedback, interviews with film commissions and nonprofits, and recommendations and submissions from producers and filmmakers.
Miami earned the number 15 spot on this year's list, climbing one spot from last year's rankings.
For film and television crews looking to do business in the County, FilMiami and its one-stop permitting shop represents a cooperation between the County, the City of Miami Beach and 15 other municipalities. Services offered include location and logistics services, production information, referral sources and government liaison services.
To attract business to the region, the County's film and television incentive program offers $100,000 to qualifying productions that meet a certain set of requirements. Among these requirements are stipulations that each production spend a minimum of $1 million in the County, that they must employ a minimum percentage of County residents as cast and crew (including at least one student or recent graduate of a Miami-Dade County college or university), and an agreement that at least 80 percent of vendors used during production be registered in and by the County.
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.
To see various locations throughout the county where popular movies and television shows were filmed, visit FilMiami's Movie & TV Show Map Tour.