The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Encourages Production Industry to “Practice Safe Sets Miami” with a New Safety-First Film & Entertainment Production Program
Greater Miami and the Beaches welcomes film & entertainment productions back with health & safety offerings at hotels
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with The Miami-Dade County Film Office launches Practice Safe Sets Miami, a program to promote health & safety guidelines and provide resources for the ever-changing environment actors and crew will be working in post-COVID-19. The initiative is a way for film, television, commercial and still photo productions to search for hotels in Greater Miami that offer special accomodations to production crews while adhering to the safety guidelines established by Miami-Dade County. Practice Safe Sets Miami features hotel properties offering additional health and safety amenities such as production-only floors and elevators, in-house audiovisual services, prop storage and 24-hour food & beverage services, and more.
Greater Miami and the Beaches is a world-class film and entertainment hub that boasts 2,400 motion picture and video businesses alongside 215 production companies. The destination rolled out an attractive incentives program for filmmakers in 2018 helping foster a burgeoning industry by rebating up to $100,000 to projects that employed local workers. With 18 sound stages and 126 post-production facilities, the destination is an excellent option for moviemakers. Visitors can even scout these locations themselves with this free guide to TV shows and films set in Miami.
Films like Oscar award-winner Moonlight (2016) and the cult classic Scarface (1983) are among the many cinematic titles produced in Miami. With TV and film sets largely closed around the world, the reopening of businesses in the United States means filmmakers are eager to return to work and practice their craft.
Greater Miami and Beaches welcomes production crews in the safest of conditions. More than just attracting crews, Practice Safe Sets Miami aims to follow a “safety-first” protocol.
“We want to ensure film crews and producers know that Greater Miami and Beaches is putting safety center stage for everything we do. For those who might not be able to travel to Greater Miami anytime soon, we still want them to see the destination on the big screen as much as possible, and ‘Practice Safe Sets Miami’ affirms that our destination is ready to make that happen,” said GMCVB Board Chair, Bruce Orosz.
While the state of Florida does not provide filming incentives, the GMCVB actively promotes the destination, its beautiful landscapes and diverse people. Part of the program includes communicating on the more than fifty hotels equipped to take the necessary protocols against the spread of coronavirus. For a list of hotels participating in the #PracticeSafeSetsMiami program visit http://www.PracticeSafeSetsMiami.com.
ABOUT THE GMCVB
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1.888.76.MIAMI (US/Canada only) or 305.447.7777. To reach the GMCVB offices, dial 305.539.3000. Meeting planners may call 1.800.933.8448 (US/Canada only) or 305.539.3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.
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