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PLEASE - Support Our Economic Engine for Tourism;   Film & Print Industry
  • Petitioned The Mayor & Commissioners of the City of Miami Beach

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The Mayor & Commissioners of the City of Miami Beach

PLEASE - Support Our Economic Engine for Tourism; Film & Print Industry

    1. Noreen Legault Mendoza
    2. Petition by

      Noreen Legault Mendoza

      Miami Beach, FL

2,275 permits have been issued in the last 3 years but ONLY 11 citations. Ratio of permits to valid complaints is about 1/2 of 1 %.

Last year 968 film and print permits were issued for location filming, filling 22,209 hotel rooms, spending $87,070,838 dollars all in Miami Beach.

The residential location at the center of this attack to our industry had only 13 permits issued, for a total of 19 production days, in a 7 month time frame, for an average of 2.71 days per month. The neighbor's complaint, who proposed restrictions to the film guidelines, has compared this activity to "living in Time Square".

During an economy, in such dire straights, it would be wrong to cause severe negative effect to an industry that brings jobs to all sectors of our community.

 There is no permitting problem on Miami Beach.


Recent signatures


    1. Where we now stand on the Film & Print Permitting Issue

      Noreen Legault Mendoza
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Friends,

      Please, read the email below sent by Graham.

      Nov 19, 2012

      Hi all.
      The resident filming issue came up at today’s Neighborhoods and Community Affairs Committee. Ivan Parron spoke on behalf of PIC, Kevin Sharpley on behalf of the M-D Advisory Board and Christina La Buzetta on behalf of the locations side of the industry, all stating their case for the 10 day allowance with no opt-out provision. Naturally, many on the other side spoke to the need for a safety net. There was no clear consensus and the result is to send the item unresolved to Commission in January after a review of the validity of the existing use in terms of zoning regulations. The date of the January commission meeting will be Wednesday the 16th. This will be the time the industry should set aside to come and be heard. Once the agenda is created, we will have a better sense of a time frame of this item.

      Graham Winick, Film and Event Production Manager

    2. Our Battle to Save Our Film Industry Continues

      Noreen Legault Mendoza
      Petition Organizer
      Entertainment Law 305 (Miami): Message To Miami Beach: Don't Pull the Plug on Productions

      A few months ago I wrote a column for this site that took on a plan by the city of Miami that would've forced USA's hit show "Burn Notice" to pack up and leave town. At the time, I called it an incredibly short-sighted and boneheaded move, one with the potential to have lasting repercussions on the flourishing movie and television industry in South Florida.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jaqueline Mahnk GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      Saves my Job as a stylist

    • Maria Montoya MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I have a catering company for production and film industry only,

    • Brandon Mitchell MIAMI BEACH, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      The Film & Print industry has been my primary source of income for the last 27 years and we are not the problem. Please address the issue with the party houses that indeed are the problem.

    • Mark Parker MIAMI BEACH, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      This would effect the industry I work in.

      • over 1 year ago

      Industry will suffer greatly


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