Looking For A Legend Group Seeks Nominees For 2nd Annual Film Florida Legends Award
MIAMI (February 2007) - Film Florida is seeking nominees for its second Legends Award. The award - launched last year - honors a Sunshine State pioneer in the film, television and production industry.
For the inaugural year, underwater film and television veteran Ricou Browning (The Creature from the Black Lagoon) was honored with the award.
Nominees for the Film Florida Legends Award are open to those who have made a significant impact on film in Florida - whether behind the scenes or in front of the camera.
"We are searching for an individual who has helped contribute to the growth of the production industry in Florida, a person who is a true pioneer, someone who has inspired current and past generations of the industry," said Jeff Peel, Director of the Miami-Dade Mayor's Office of Film and Entertainment and Legends event coordinator for Film Florida.
Nominations are now being accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org through March 30, 2007. To nominate, please email candidate's name, contact info, brief bio and include a few reasons about why the individual should be considered.
Film Florida will host the 2 Annual Legends Awards during the organization's annual meeting in June. Tampa Bay Film Commission is hosting the event.
Past sponsors for the 1st Annual Film Florida Legends event included: the Governor's Office of Film & Entertainment, FilMiami, AICP Florida, Anytime Production Rentals, ARRI CSC, Happy Rum, Roberto Cavalli Vodka, Kalik, Break-Time Inc., Cineworks Digital Studios, City of Miami Beach Office of Film & Event Production Management, City of Miami Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, Continental Film Labs, Dacra, Film Florida Publishing, Kodak, Miro Productions, Greater Miami Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Manhattan Transfer, My Buddy's Catering, Nicole Shelly Models, Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive, Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing and 12th Avenue Graphics.
In Florida, film and entertainment is a $3.9 billion industry, representing 3,885 businesses and employs more than 42,000.
Film Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a leadership role in Florida's film and entertainment industries by representing a coalition of interests, including private industry, local film commissions, industry associations and labor organizations. Its purpose is to offer to businesses and individuals the benefits of a statewide trade association to promote the creation of jobs in the film and entertainment production industries and to promote economic development and tourism. For more information on Film Florida, please visit www.filmflorida.org.