The “Keep it Here!” campaign is the heart and soul of the Feature Florida Partnerships effort to bring motion picture production back to the Sunshine State. The primary FFP focus has been and always will be the creation of regional financing funds, privately controlled without state-level involvement, with an emphasis on preservation of capital and based on a concept that applies strict industry-standard underwriting criteria and provides first-committed, first in/first out financing to projects in the $2 million to $8 million budget range.
We are in the process of establishing three regional funds – comprising the four-county South Florida region, the Tampa-Orlando corridor, and the Northeast Florida triangle of Jacksonville, Deland, and Daytona.
At the beginning of February, we contracted with Weingold Law of White Plains, New York, to prepare the private placement memo and various other documents required to solicit investment into these funds. This process should be complete as of mid-March, at which point we will create the actual funds and initiate the effort to attract independent feature film and limited episodic television production back to Florida.
We need your help, of course. At the very least, we want you to be aware of our progress and tell others about what we’re doing. A great – and very inexpensive – way to do this is by joining the “Keep it Here!” campaign as a patron for as little as $3 per month.
To learn more – and to become a patron – just click on the “Keep it Here!” button.