Miami-Dade creates $100,000 subsidy program for movies and television

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Miami-Dade wants to pay television shows and movies to film in the county, with hopes that offering a $100,000 local subsidy will replace a tiny bit of the bait Florida used to offer Hollywood with its $300 million incentive program that state lawmakers let expire last year.

“It helps the show runners. It helps the producers when the studio asks: Is there an incentive?” said Kim Wolf, owner of Worldwide Production Services in Coral Gables. “It’s a little nod.”

Miami-Dade doesn’t expect a rush for the money. Although the Miami-Dade County Commission approved the program Tuesday without debate, the county’s budget office has set aside no production-subsidy dollars for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

See more at Miami Herald.

 

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