Orlando Film Commission having blockbuster year – VIDEO
ORLANDO, Fla. — Filming in the Orlando region provides filmmakers with versatile locations, a year-round warm climate and top-notch, experienced crew. The Orlando Film Commission, a division of the Orlando EDC, uses these strengths to foster productions to Orlando. Since the start of the fiscal year in October, the Orlando Film Commission has approved 205 permits and 425 production days, which are 103 percent and 142 percent of its yearly goals, respectively. Comparatively, there were 180 permits and 317 permitted production days approved at this time last year.
“We credit our success to our great local crew,” said Sheena Fowler, director of the Orlando Film Commission. “We also have supportive community partners that understand the importance of the industry and work to accomodate any and all productions that are properly permitted.”
To-date, for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, productions have brought in over $3.5 million to the Orlando region. Examples of Orlando productions filmed in this fiscal year include:
A commercial for Chuck E. Cheese’s featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks that was filmed in Lake County.
A Vogue Magazine spread of soccer phenomenon and Orlando Pride superstar Alex Morgan, shot in Seminole County by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
International Delight’s “Winter Wonderland” took over Central Park in Winter Park, bringing a full winter experience complete with snow and sledding!
A hilarious series of Chrysler Pacifica commercials starring Jim Gaffigan filmed in Winter Park and the City of Orlando.
READ MORE of this story at Orlando Economic Development Commission. Photo and video courtesy of iSpot.tv.