Film and Television Production Growth in South Florida

Recently head attorney of the Bradley Legal Group, P.A., John F. Bradley, made some comments for Law360.com, a lexis company, concerning the growth of the film industry in South Florida. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

“The growth in the [film and television] industry has largely been driven by the state’s new focus on tax incentives. With the appropriation of an additional $42 million in tax credits in March 2012, Florida brought its incentives pool to $296 million since 2011. In return, the state has seen about $3.7 billion in production spending, according to a study released March 20 by the Motion Picture Association of America. And that number jumps to $7.2 billion when film-induced tourism and infrastructure spending are also taken into account.

With the industry booming, opportunities for new legal work aren’t far behind, attorneys say. “Our goal is to bring more of that legal work here,” says John F. Bradley, a 25-year South Florida entertainment law veteran based in Broward County who has served as the chairman of the Florida Bar’s entertainment, arts and sports law section. “Growth should occur,” Bradley said, “but it will be tied to the overall financial picture, the incentive to produce more content in the state, and the growth of the related parts of the entertainment, film and media community in the state.”

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