Legislative Educational Workshop and Forum 8/23

That’s TOMORROW. As in 24 hours from now. If you live in Brevard, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole or Volusia County, PLEASE register and attend in Orlando OR go to FilmFlorida.org’s website and find the next scheduled workshop in your area!


Legislative Educational Workshop and Forum: The Convergence of Traditional Production and Digital Media.

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

WHERE: Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Convention Center, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

AGENDA: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Industry Workshop. This regional industry workshop is designed to encourage participation and ideas from all sectors of our media and entertainment industries, to focus on range of short and sustainable long term solutions for growing our industries.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Legislative Forum. The Forum is designed to inform and educate Legislators about the needs of the film, television, and entertainment industry and recommend approaches. This opportunity will allow Florida Legislators to inquire about the state’s incentive program and the industry. This event is designed to reinforce the value of these industries to Florida’s economy, as a job creator and tourism inducer and provide compelling documented case studies about the success of Florida’s incentive program.


  • Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Marry Ann Hughes, Vice President, Film & Television Production Planning, The Walt Disney Company
  • Craig Hagen, Corporate Director of Government Affairs, Electronic Arts-Tiburon
  • Benjamin Noel, Executive Director, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA)
  • Pamela Tuscany, Vice President/General Manager, Universal Studios Florida Production Group
  • Dama Claire, Features & Television State Tax Credits & Incentives, Ease Entertainment Services
  • Casey Barnes, Vice President, Business Development, The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

About jenvargas

Multimedia Producer. Social Media Advocate. Filmmaker. Volunteer. I am the Producer and Host of the monthly Florida filmmaker screening series, FilmSlam at Enzian Theater, and Managing Editor of one of Central Florida's oldest, most trusted websites, the award-winning CentralFloridaTop5.com! I am also a proud committee member of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a member of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer's Florida State Advisory Committee, Orlando Tech Association Marketing Committee, Valencia College's Digital Media Advisory Board, as well as on several Film Florida committees. Additionally, I am a Google #GlassExplorer, techie, purple lover and #caregiver. View all posts by jenvargas

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