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film & entertainment

Welcome to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film, Music & Entertainment

We are pleased to provide professional assistance to production companies that are interested in, or have chosen, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County for a project. 

Our services include:

  • Assistance in obtaining permits where needed. Film permits are required for production projects on public property in Broward County. There is no fee for Broward film permits. Depending upon the scope of the project, specific permits may be necessary, such as: tent, pyrotechnic, firearm, or environmental. A Certificate of Insurance which additionally insures the municipality in which you choose to work is also required.
  • Assistance in finding production-friendly accommodations
  • Site tours and location suggestions
  • Production offices and sound stages. Greater Fort Lauderdale was voted Best Studio and Warehouse Space in South Florida.
  • Assistance in contacting local, state and federal agencies
  • Crew and production service referrals
  • Still photography and video
  • Local contacts and introductions
  • We provide a Preferred Production Pass (P3) for your executives and crew, with access to special values and offers from more than 50 local vendors, during your stay.

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Office of Film, Music & Entertainment
Noelle P. Stevenson, Film & Entertainment Commissioner
954-767-2440
nstevenson@broward.org

 

 

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experience a different side of Greater Fort Lauderdale
From full moon parties and live mermaid shows to nighttime Everglades tours and ghost tours along the New River, you're sure to find a different path.
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Free permitting, with a human touch. We answer the phone when you call and personally follow the progress of your permit to fruition.
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$296 million reasons to film
In addition to $296 million in rebates from the state, Greater Fort Lauderdale will provide a cash rebate up to $150,000 for qualified production expenditures for film, TV, commercials, independent & emerging, music video and still projects.
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one-stop location
You can film just about anything here and make it look like you traveled the world. A great majority of crews reside in Greater Fort Lauderdale, which was voted Best Studio and Warehouse Space in South Florida.
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The best natural light around. 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. Only thing we cannot deliver is snow! (but we do have ice at several NHL regulation rinks). Photo courtesy of Alan Maltz
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From local crews and studios, to production-friendly hotels, to a county government that is supportive of the industry. We provide a Preferred Production Pass (P3) for your executives and crew with special offers from 50+ local vendors.
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versatile.
Beaches, country, western towns, wildlife, skylines, industrial, art deco locations, fields, sports, unique structures, the charming Las Olas Boulevard. Even mountains. And more than 300 miles of waterways in the Venice of America.
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