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13 movies you didn’t know were filmed in Orlando (and where to watch them)

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Jun 27, 2018 2:10:38 PM

The Orlando region has a long history of being the backdrop, setting and development ground for popular film and television projects. Now, thanks to services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV, you can watch some of the most popular titles to come out of the region from the comfort of your couch, by simply clicking a button.

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Orlando Film Commission sponsors Florida Film Festival 2018

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Mar 30, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The Orlando Film Commission is proud to be a sponsor of the 27th annual Florida Film Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday, April 6th at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. Festivities kick off with an Opening Night Film and Party, which includes the premiere of American Animals and Q&A with the film’s star, Miami’s own Blake Jenner. The film is followed by the always popular opening night party that includes incredible restaurants, bars and vendors from across Orlando and beyond.

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Topics: Film

Why Film in Orlando in the Winter [Infographic]

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Feb 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

While the vast majority of the country is either covered by snow in the winter months or, at the very least, void of any live foliage, Orlando provides a haven of green grass, bright blue skies, and most importantly, no snow or ice! Our amazing weather, combined with the fact that palm trees do not grow natively in Central Florida, make the Orlando Region the perfect place for projects from all corners of the country (and globe!) to film. The majority of our permits are free, our crew base is enviable by any standards, our locations include everything from downtown high rises to cobblestone streets to swampland, with any style of house you could imagine. Truly “Anywhere USA”, Orlando is open for business and ready to host your project. 

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Topics: Film

Leaders gather in Orlando to discuss Florida's film industry

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Dec 20, 2017 2:12:06 PM

With an average wage of over $78,000, Florida’s film industry is employing more than 26,000 individuals with over $2 billion in payroll. Leaders in the industry from across the state gathered recently to discuss how to keep Florida’s film industry competitive.

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Topics: Film

Ready, set, hike ... Orlando is headed to the Super Bowl!

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Feb 3, 2017 2:59:22 PM

Photo courtesy of GES

If you’re Houston-bound for the Big Game, be sure to visit the pregame festivities at Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon. There, Orlando will take center stage giving guests a one-of-a-kind, virtual reality experience. One of Orlando’s top experience design agencies, IDEAS, worked in partnership with NASA, GES, ImaginNow, Exline Design and Architecture, and A.R.M to design the experience of a lifetime – the journey to Mars. The ride, which requires riders to wear VR goggles, allows guests to venture through the International Space Station, around the moon and the asteroid belt, all while they’re strapped into a drop tower ride. The physical drop comes in to play towards the end of the adventure, but we won’t give away too much of the fun.

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Orlando region: the perfect location for filming

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Aug 18, 2015 3:18:00 PM

Central Florida is a filmmaker’s paradise with a variety of locations to choose from. Projects have filmed in our area for decades, using the multitude of available landscapes from dense tropical vegetation and swampland to arid fields and everything in between. One of the Orlando Film Commission’s main goals is to present the Orlando region as a place where productions of all kinds can film projects in “Anywhere USA.”  

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Topics: Film, Innovative Technologies

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