SB 1808 passes first committee stop

In the span of only ten minutes at the Capitol this afternoon, Senate Bill 1808, carrying a resolution in support of Florida motion picture production, unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism. Three Florida senators spoke energetically in favor...

Therefore be it resolved . . .

While we wait to see whether SB 526 continues its advance in the Senate and HB 1401 will be granted committee referrals and appearances in the House – hopeful that these good bills can buck the obstructionist trend of previous sessions – suddenly another...

Senate Bill 526 secures House companion bill

This past Monday, as the countdown to start-of-session entered its final hours, Senate Bill 526 successfully gained critical sponsorship in the House. Representative James Buchanan (R-74, Sarasota) filed HB 1401, the anxiously awaited companion bill to SB 526 that now...

Birds on the wing

All it takes is one Senate committee hearing and the Florida film community galvanizes. Suddenly there’s a flurry of media attention being paid to film legislation in Florida. Hope again takes flight. Excitement is warranted to some extent – at the very...

A very big question mark

For the past two years, the Speaker of the Florida House has consistently blocked all efforts to put the issue of restoring Florida’s decimated motion picture industry on any committee agenda in that chamber. We have as yet no indication of the new...

Back to Tallahassee

    It’s a new landscape at the Florida Capitol. Maybe not the one we wanted. But check it: the cards dealt last November are the ones we’ll be dealing with for the next two years. So in a just few days we’re all back it. On the calendar,...

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