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WFTV Reports on Florida’s Entertainment Tax Incentives (and lack thereof)

ICS Producer, Jen Vargas, was invited to be part of this critical conversation last Saturday with WFTV reporter Tim Barber. Also interviewed for this piece was Sheena Fowler, our current Metro Orlando Film Commission President.

We’re curious, filmmakers. A bunch of questions:

  • How many of you make your living in Florida?
  • How many of you make your living outside of the state?
  • What about Florida makes it so desirable for you to stay, or so undesirable that you’re thinking of moving away permanently?
  • How important is it to you to STAY based in Florida?
  • What are YOU personally doing to raise awareness and start a conversation of this situation with your peers?
  • Do you even care to? (WE CERTAINLY HOPE SO! This effects ALL OF US!)

Please feel free to answer below in the comments section or on our Facebook page! Check out WFTV’s full report below…

Mark Simon interviewed by WFTV’s Tim Barber

 

Related:

Legislative Update from Metro Orlando Commissioner Sheena Fowler

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 7-10

Days 7, 8 & 9 of the Florida Film Fest were busy ones for us at ICS! We’ve been busting our humps to bring you the best from the Florida Film Festival, and even landed exclusive interviews with Hitchcock leading lady and big cat activist, Tippi Hedren, and actress/stuntwoman/all around badass, Zoe Bell! Stay tuned…

 

We’ll be back momentarily with Days 8, 9 & 10 but in the meantime, please listen to Day 7’s wrap up here:

https://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay7

 

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

More fun from the FFF 2013 after this short break…

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are listening!

 

Shout outs to:

  • Christina Carmona
  • Nando Torres
  • David Kuskie
  • Jay De Los Santos
  • Kate Ramsey
  • TL Westgate

Apologies to:

  • Our listeners
  • Wallpaper
  • Ghosts
  • Truffle Fries

Shame on:

  • Jen Vargas
  • Sleep in general

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Podcast: Florida Film Festival 2013 Day 6

Day 6 of the Florida Film Festival began early (for us filmmakers!) with the panel portion of our fest. This morning’s Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology discussion, sponsored by Disney, was a great start. Panelists included Senior Computer Graphics Supervisor André Thomas of EA Sports, Creative Marketing Consultant, Evan Jones of Snap! Orlando, founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Orlando innovation studio IDEAS Bob Allen, and moderator Chip Weston, painter, photographer, graphic artist, and Course Director of New Media and Social Media at Full Sail University. In tonight’s podcast we explore our digital age, enjoy some truffle fries and a few Quentin Tarantinis from Eden Bar in honor of tonight’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show at FFF, PULP FICTION!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

The Enzian lawn was packed with Tarantino fans!

Thank you to everyone out there for listening! We hope you enjoy our ramblings about the Florida Film Festival, among other things. To those of you watching our MegaConvention Web Exclusive on Vimeo and YouTube – THANK YOU! We are blown away at the number of views this and our other episodes of ICS are getting. It makes us very proud, and we’re glad you are watching (and listening)!

Listen HERE: http://archive.org/details/ICSFFFPodcastDay6

Joining us on Day 6; ICS Photographer Nando “Fancy Boots” Torres (of Atomic Phoenix Photography), ICS Hostess Christina CarmonaICS Production Assistant/Gaffer/Sound/Miscellaneous Wrangler/Zombie Fluffer/Choreographer Dangerous Dave Kuskie, Producer Jen Vargas (who really should look into that whole ‘sleep’ thing), local photographer Vanessa Benoit, ICS Executive Producer and Editor Gerald Godbout III, Producer Allan “Lefty” Marrero (and his lovely wife Jennifer), and ICS Camera Op Jay De Los Santos makes a very brief appearance between breaks. A great companion video to tonight’s podcast…


Shout outs to:

Apologies to:

  • The British Empire
  • SIR Anthony Hopkins
  • SIR Alfred Hitchcock
  • DAME Judi Dench
  • Short Attention Span Theater
  • Silence
  • The Future
  • Anyone who ISN’T at the 2013 Florida Film Festival

Shame on:

  • Lazy filmmakers
  • Aderall
  • ADHD Posers
  • Winking

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Women in Film & Television Quarterly Meeting and Social Media Panel

[UPDATED] Here is the audio from the panel, in case you couldn’t make the meeting:

TONIGHT! Back for Part Deux, Women in Film & TV – FL brings you the first Quarterly Meeting of 2013, featuring PART 2 of their Social Media Panel! Join Indie Cinema Showcase at IDEAS Orlando on Tuesday, March 19th at 5:45pm for food, beverages, and conversation. Isabella Morgia di Vicari, Owner, Author, TV personality and Personal Chef of Isabella’s BELLA CUCINA will bring their “authentic” Italian delicacies.

Social Media panelists include:
Shirley Decker {Moderator}, IDEAS
Katrina Diamond, ProductionHUB
John Lux, IDEAS
Jen Vargas, Indie Cinema Showcase
Laura Kern, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

Also very important, a legislative update from Women in Film and Television Florida Chapter President Sheena Fowler.

Cost: Free attendance for members, $10 for guests.
Related links:

IDEAS hosts Orlando panel on building social media presence (Part 1)

Social media play big role in movies

Anatomy of an indie film’s social media campaign


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