LiGHTS. CAMERA. SOUTH BEACH
South Beach is known, around the world, as one of America's most popular vacation spots. Our gorgeous weather, our beautiful beaches, our world-class restaurants and cafes (Prime 112, The Forge, News Cafe, to name a few) and a plethora of luxury boutique and branded hotels (Shore Club, The Betsy Hotel, 1 Hotel South Beach) make this wonderful slice of Miami Beach everyone's fantasy playground. ...and I haven't even mentioned our premier nightlife scene (Story, Rockwell, LIV) and the diverse cast of characters from every corner of the globe, that call South Beach home.
There isn't any other place on Earth quite like South Beach. But, even with all of the awesome amenities, there's still an industry that is yet to fully explore throughout this region.
The independent film and television industry is largely underdeveloped throughout South Florida, thanks to the now discontinued film incentives that were originally created to lure production to the state of Florida. ...and there is a major opportunity for filmmakers, producers, entertainment executives and creative entrepreneurs to take part in cultivating their own segment of what will be a multi-billion dollar marketplace.
A product of South Beach-based independent film and television studio, SOBEFiLM; written by executive director Marcey Domingua, LiGHTS. CAMERA. SOUTH BEACH is a comprehensive guide to independent film and television production throughout South Beach, Greater Miami, Latin America and the Caribbean and was written to provide guidance to the upcoming generation of filmmakers, producers, entertainment executives and creative entrepreneurs alike.
Within this guide is a detailed overview of South Beach, which includes local and regional communities throughout Greater Miami, such as the City of Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miami Springs, Aventura, Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, alongside regional information about the countries that make up Latin America and the Caribbean.
This guide also includes a thorough overview of the independent film and television industry, the various elements of the industry and how those elements can be directly applied to the South Beach marketplace.