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Save the Entertainment Industry in Special Session

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Dear Governor Scott, President Gardiner and Speaker Crisafulli,

We understand how difficult this time is for you and all of our Florida legislators. You are facing tough decisions and have many issues in front of you. As we approach special session, we ask that you please consider including the film, TV and digital media industry investment program as part of the call for the special session.

Our film, TV and digital media program has come so far this year due to the extensive efforts of our Board, 40+ Florida film commissions, industry partners, crew, business owners, associations, educators, film students and our champions Senator Detert and Representative Miller. We are dedicated to work with you on this important piece of legislation that affects more than 16,000 film & digital media production related companies, more than 100,000 Floridians working in the industry, and thousands of new graduates trying to secure their first job here in this great state.

Industry leaders have been committed to working with our legislators to develop a balanced program that will enhance the positive return on the state's investment, proving long term credibility and worth. We have heard our legislators loud and clear and as a result substantial changes were made to the program that will help create more jobs, encourage economic and tourism growth, establish better accountability benchmarks and ultimately strengthen and diversify Florida's economy now and into the future.

We remain confident that you understand this business and the number of jobs it affects. Please support Florida's Entertainment Industry now and into the future.

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