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How Florida Lost Its Status as "Hollywood East" for Shooting Film, TV Projects - Hollywood Reporter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:43 -- rprice

"I hear it every day: Producers want to come here, but they're forced to take projects to other states and, at times, rewrite them to fit those locations because of the dollar-to-dollar values," says Michelle Hillery, president of Film Florida and deputy film commissioner in Palm Beach County. So much so that Edward Stamm, a vice president at ARRI Rentals (which leases cameras and equipment) tried to get Florida politicians to pay attention as he saw ARRI's business in Miami dropping.

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Free co-working space will open in downtown Racine - Milwaukee - The Business Journal

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 09:30 -- rprice

She envisions it serving entrepreneurs that want to get out of Starbucks or a home office and into a more professional work space, as well as small companies that have established offices but perhaps want to spend a day at an off-site location for team building exercises or strategic planning. It’s Racine’s first free co-working space, Niemiec said. She said she hopes it will encourage networking, idea sharing and create a buzz among Racine’s entrepreneurial community. “Job creation ultimately is what we’re hoping (for),” Niemiec said. “I’m hoping it’ll be a benefit to downtown.”

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Electronic Arts: Video-game company helps write Florida tax laws, saves millions - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:38 -- rprice

Florida created a film-and-entertainment incentive program in 2003, offering relatively modest cash rebates to various productions. The biggest recipients were typically large-budget television shows such as "Burn Notice" and "The Glades," or feature films such as "Marley and Me."

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Electronic Arts: Video-game company helps write Florida tax laws, saves millions - OrlandoSentinel.com

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:38 -- rprice

Florida created a film-and-entertainment incentive program in 2003, offering relatively modest cash rebates to various productions. The biggest recipients were typically large-budget television shows such as "Burn Notice" and "The Glades," or feature films such as "Marley and Me."

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