For the last six months, Florida’s film industry has been very vocal about inserting HB 697 (Entertainment industry incentive) into legislation. Now the time is upon us as the biggest obstacle, the Senate, will be voting this week on whether to pass this important bill.
Read about the bill and hear what supporters are saying.
See what celebrities across the country are saying about Florida’s film bill.
State Rep. Kevin Ambler has been a warrior in trying to get people outside the industry educated on the importance of this bill. Especially on how it can help the entire state economy. As of today, the bill is already being restructured in order to please the Senate. By reducing the original proposal, the passing of this bill would not have the desired affect that many in the House and the local industry were hoping for. So here’s what you have to do people:
Sen. Mike Haridopolos (850) 487-5056, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Jeff Atwater, (850) 487-5100, email@example.com
Sen. Mike Fasano, (850) 487-5062, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. JD Alexander, (850) 487-5044, email@example.com
Yep, these are the Senators one must convince to vote on bill HB 697. Tell everyone you know to contact this group and tell them the following:
Encourage them not to stand in the way of the bill, but to get behind it as it would help Florida businesses.
Restore the original amounts ($75 million for the first year) that were initially proposed. Although, $100 million would be ideal if the state was going to be competitive with others.
It’s now or never people. This is a huge step in the right direction. For if this doesn’t go through, your next step will be relocating to Hollywood or NYC.