Interested in film-making in Florida?
Hodges University's Center for Lifelong Learning will feature
guest speaker Michael Baumohl, former executive director of international marketing and publicity for Warner Bros., at its 1-2:30 p.m. lecture on Wednesday. The fee is $25.
Baumohl will explain how a film gets to a theater (or doesn't), the completion of the technical and marketing side of the motion picture process, post-production (i.e., editing, sound effects, special effects and music), and the sales, distribution, marketing and selling of a movie to the public.
Baumohl also will explain how to participate in film festivals and how The Academy of Motion Pictures and the Oscars work. And, he'll answer the question, “Must a film play in theaters to make money?"
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To pull off the 90-minute one-take, cinematographer #StevenHolleran devised a 50-pound antigravity rig and unconventional Sony camera and Panavision anamorphic lens combination.
No Film School sat down with Holleran at Sundance Film Festival to discuss how he approached the shoot like a balletic athlete, how he learned to "find a frame out of nothing" in transitional moments, and why, after shooting this film, nothing will scare him again.
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard deconstructs his process for storytelling, working with actors, and blocking scenes.
Naples offers so much for filmmakers, but there are no financial incentives to make it possible for many to film here. (I'm hoping for private funding.)
Miami-Dade started a new incentive program for films, TV and digital entertainment productions that would be a great model for Collier County!
It's a shame that Collier County commissioners aren't considering a film incentive program like this.
Did you know that the Florida Office of Film & Entertainment approved 836 applications for the Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption on production-related expenditures for companies producing content in Florida during fiscal year 2015-16, resulting in an estimated 38,082 Florida jobs and $1.14 billion in Florida expenditures?
Wow! Let's bring film-making back to Florid...a.
Although Florida ended filmmaking incentives — causing it to drop from the nation’s third top filming location to below the top 20 — it hasn’t stopped our team from believing the Sunshine State can once again be a great place for filmmaking.
If you're looking for a good investment, love films and filmmaking, and want to bring movies back to Florida, check out our new investment opportunity at FloridaFilmmaking.com
Here's why I am making it my mission to make films in Florida, beginning with It's Nothing Personal in Naples. See my website for more information!
At the height of its film production tax incentive program, Film Florida was the third busiest state for producers to bring their film and television projects.
#Filmmakers flocked to Florida for the weather, the scenery, and up to 30% in tax incentives. But after the state ended its popular #film incentive program, producers and studios began to look elsewhere. Can Film Florida bounce back?
Doddle asked several filmmakers and film commissioners, and the conventional wisdom ...seems to be that it can -- but only if Florida goes back to what works.
Thanks to Adam Wright WINK News for publicizing my filmmaking effort and support by investor Martin Raab!
#filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakers #FloridaFilms #EntertainThis #FloridaFilmIncentives #filminvestments
I've postponed my May 16 reading at Sugden Community Theatre to Oct. 16 to build my financial backing, and to find more actors and actresses for my cast.
Curry Walls, a Hollywood expat who founded 5th Avenue Films in Naples, has a clear mission: He wants to see his movies made — and wants to see them made in Florida.
5th Avenue Films owns seven completed film script books that are ready for production. Although the state of Florida ended filmmaking incentives — causing it to drop from the nation’s third top filming location to below the top 20 — it hasn’t stopped Walls and his team from believing the Sunshine State can once a...gain be a great place for filmmaking.
“This is a whole new chapter,” Walls said. “5th Avenue Films is very serious about creating a fast-growing path to re-establish filmmaking in Florida.”
In the past week, Walls not only started a crowd-funding initiative to raise at least $50,000 to produce his first script, It’s Nothing Personal, he engaged Martin Raab, a top U.S.-European investment executive and Wiley book author, to help him set up a platform to enable financial supporters to earn rewards through royalties and other participation rights.
Raab, who once handled billion-dollar portfolios of complex derivatives while working for big investment shops such as State Street Corp. and PIMCO, is known for a 2007 article that predicted the collapse of the U.S. mortgage-backed securities market nearly a year before Lehman Brothers closed. Recently, he’s been commuting frequently between Southwest Florida, the Carolinas and Zurich, Switzerland, on this project. He believes that rich Europeans — known for their appetites for bold, alternative investments — would support a Florida filmmaking company with completed scripts as a strong diversification of their wealth portfolios.
“We want to give the financial supporters something back, not just premiere tickets for the film they supported financially, or set visits,” Raab said. “The vision of 5th Avenue Films and the overall goal to produce films in Florida again initially got a lot of positive feedback among high-net-worth individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.”
“We strive to identify suitable supporters for this really unique opportunity,” Raab added.
Walls and Raab are now in the formation phase of a new platform called “Florida Film Funding,” an independent vehicle that could become a funding anchor for Florida filmmakers through the participation of financially committed supporters.
“There is a lot of momentum and we will capture that to make great films in Florida again!” said Walls, whose goal it is to make 10 conference calls daily to investors. “We will make history in a very positive way.”
Thank you to everyone who came last night! What an amazing show of support! Big thanks to 4What, Hyperteam USA Business and It Consulting, Inc., Lola Mia's Roses, The Naples Accelerator, Elephant Marketing & Media, Scoular Image, Florida SBDC at USF, Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development and everyone who helped make it a success! Please spread the word about our May 16th screenplay experience event of It's Nothing Personal: An Exclusive Screenplay Premiere.