Miami-Dade County announces its local TV, Film and Entertainment Production Incentive Program
In keeping with its mission to maintain Miami-Dade County as a top production destination, the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Office of Film and Entertainment is launching a local TV/film and digital entertainment production incentive program.
The program intends to help support individual film and entertainment projects that will benefit the industry workforce and boost the local economy and will be available starting August 1.
Productions will have to meet certain requirements to benefit from the program. Among those are the following:
The rebate for qualifying productions would be a maximum of $100,000 per project. Each project’s eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and each project/grant agreement will be require approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Grants will only be disbursed after the project is completed and proof that all requirements were satisfied has been submitted.
“The local industry has been asking for the County’s assistance by enacting a local incentive program and now they have it,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez. “This is a vital industry for our local economy, and we want those who are a part of it to be able to work and live here, and not have to move away in order to pay their bills.”
“We are excited to be able to offer this local TV/film and digital entertainment production incentive program to the industry,” said Sandy Lighterman, director of the Office of Film and Entertainment. “We anticipate this program will be able to stem the loss of our crew, acting talent and supporting businesses.”
Miami-Dade County is an ideal destination for film and entertainment projects. From diverse locations, experienced crews and local talent base to superior infrastructure, it boasts of a dynamic, flourishing production industry that employs approximately 10,000 full and part-time workers and has an annual impact of over $1 billion to the local economy.
In this section you will find information on financial incentives available for productions including the sales tax exemption, the Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive and the Discounts and Deals Program and other funding sources available. For companies interested in expanding or relocating to Miami-Dade County, you will find useful links and information on available incentives.