As part of its commitment to the “Keep it Here!” effort, Feature Florida Partnerships has agreed to serve as consultant for a series of evergreen film financing funds scheduled for launch in late-2021 and 2022.

These funds are based on pragmatic business principles and designed to attract moderate-budget feature films and limited episodic television productions back to Florida.

The Concept:

Feature Florida Partnerships is committed to the concept of establishing a viable alternative to tax credit or rebate incentive programs through the provision of simple, time-tested lending options. We understand that sustained and predictable motion picture production throughout the state must once again become the norm before Florida can stabilize its filmmaking infrastructure; in the absence of legislative support for state-level incentives, therefore, we have decided to partner in the creation of evergreen financing funds in key regions of the state.

The Team:

Each Fund will have a Production Board that reviews and evaluates projects for potential financing and an Administrator who supervises operations. Here is the team for South Florida Film Fund One.

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Fabio Arber

Production Board

David Caserta


Elayne Schmidt

Production Board

Leah Sokolowsky

Production Board

The Funds:

The first three funds scheduled to be launched in 2021-2022:

South Florida Film Fund One – covering Monroe, Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

Tampa/Orlando Film Fund One – covering Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Orange, and Seminole coounties.

Northeast Florida Film Fund One – covering Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, and Volusia counties.

“Keep it Here!”

Keep Florida’s creative energy here. Keep Florida’s actors and crew here. Keep Florida’s support businesses here.

Florida filmmaking – Historically Important / Economically Significant / Creatively . . . a Cut Above!