It’s in the books

Late yesterday morning, Senate Bill 1808 – a resolution recognizing the value of film and television production to the State of Florida –  was unanimously adopted by voice vote on the floor of the Florida Senate. Now it’s in the books. Where to go...

Legislative threat to talent agencies checked

We are pleased to report that earlier today an amendment was filed to Senate Bill 1640 (Deregulation of Professions) by bill sponsor Senator Ben Allbritton (R-District 26) preserving protections currently in place for Florida actors that are designed to discourage...

SB 1808 heads to Senate floor

The seventeen-member Senate Committee on Rules this afternoon passed SB 1808 by unanimous vote. Having cleared two committee stops, the resolution of support for Florida’s film industry now heads for approval by the full body on the Senate floor. Upon passage...

Another step

SB 1808 goes before the Senate Rules Committee this coming Wednesday afternoon. Another step forward to . . . where? This is a simple resolution. It will not create a state-level film program. Neither will it reenergize our industry and bring back our jobs with a...

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...

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