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

 

 

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Music Venue
Green Room 109 SW 2nd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 15, 2014
One-stop shop for a musical, art and dance experience. On Fridays, get 2-4-1 drinks until midnight.
Café
Lemon Tree Cafe 5463 Lyons Rd Coconut Creek, FL
April 15, 2014
Perfect for a Tuesday night dinner for kids, who eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Seafood Restaurant
Flanigan's Seafood Bar & Grill 4 N Federal Hwy Hallandale, FL
April 15, 2014
FREE late night munchies with every pitcher of beer, iced tea, soda or lemonade every night 10PM-12AM. Choose from curly fries, tumbleweed onions or wings.
Diner
Courtyard Cafe 2211 Wilton Dr Wilton Manors, FL
April 15, 2014
Visit the website and register your birthday to receive a free meal of up to $6.99 on your birthday.
Bakery
stork's 2505 NE 15th Ave Wilton Manors, FL
April 8, 2014
Be the first to know! Sign up to Stork’s digital mailing list for offers, promotions and special events.
Garden
Flamingo Gardens 3750 S Flamingo Rd Davie, FL
April 8, 2014
Visit their website and print out a discount coupon for General Admission to receive $2 off adult admission and $1 off kids.
Indian Restaurant
Bombay Cafe 3060 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 8, 2014
At $9.95 for a weekday buffet, you really can’t go wrong.
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
Sublime Restaurant 1431 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 8, 2014
The perfect place for a healthy meal and satisfied mind! Sublime is 100% vegan, 100% cholesterol-free, and 100% of profits support animal welfare.
Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 28, 2014
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of Broward County’s biggest music, arts and dance centers at their tours, held the first Monday of every month at 11am.
Café
Hibiscus Cafe 3000 N Federal Hwy, Ste 6 Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 28, 2014
Enhance your dining experience by reserving High Tea or Special High Tea and trying fresh brewed tea, tea sandwiches, assorted sweets and scones.
Seafood Restaurant
Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle 200 SW 2nd St Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 28, 2014
Make Wed night game night. Come play classic board games or video games on the 11ft projection. $2 PBR’s all night, starting at 8pm.
Seafood Restaurant
Southport Raw Bar 1536 Cordova Rd Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 28, 2014
The only thing better than happy hour is two happy hours! Early Happy Hour M-F 4-7pm or Late Night Happy Hour Sat-Thu 11pm-close, featuring select clams, shrimp and drink specials.
Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 19, 2014
Perfect to spend your day outdoors. Choose from a biking, hiking, or walking trail to fishing from the Intracostal Waterway seawall. Rent a canoe for $5.30 or a kayak for $10/hour.
Lounge
Tokyo Blue 4040 Galt Ocean Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 19, 2014
Hospitality workers can treat themselves here to 20% off every day, and 30% off on Tuesdays.
Sushi Restaurant
Sushi Rock 1515 E Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 19, 2014
If you and your lunch date can’t choose between Japanese and Thai, then score both here & order from the Special Thai Lunch menu for under $8.
Coffee Shop
Undergrounds Coffeehaus 3020 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 10, 2014
Whether you’re a coffee lover, tea lover, or craving tater tots – this place has it all. Indulge in their Peanut Butter Cup Cappuccino.
Park
Topeekeegee Yugnee (T.Y.) Park 3300 N Park Rd Hollywood, FL
March 10, 2014
Calling all dog owners – this park is perfect for your dog to run around and get exercise!
Seafood Restaurant
Truluck's 2584 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 10, 2014
Come for the fresh crab, stay for the half price cocktail hour 7 nights a week at the Stone Crab Lounge. Half price Lounge Menu and 25% off all bottles of wine 4:30-7pm daily.
Seafood Restaurant
Coconuts Bahama Grill 429 Seabreeze Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 10, 2014
If you’re an Oyster-lover, you have to order the half dozen house choice oysters for $7, during Oyster Happy Hour, 7 days a week 4-6pm.
Mall
Coral Ridge Mall 3200 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 3, 2014
Go shopping, see a movie, or grab a bite to eat! This mall caters to all.

 

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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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one of many reasons to film in fort lauderdale
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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