Film Florida is a state-wide not-for–profit entertainment production trade association that represents Florida’s film, TV & digital media production industry. The Film Florida Podcast focuses on the people and stories that make-up the multi-billion dollar film, television and digital media industry in Florida and features a wide ranging guest list including state legislators, award winning writers, producers, storytellers, visual effects artists, actors, and more.
Dana Pellerin, Universal Studios Florida Production Group
Film Florida Podcast Episode 76- Dana Pellerin is the Studio Sales & Business Development Representative at Universal Studios Florida Production Group. Dana began his career with Universal Studios Florida Production Group in 2014. Prior to Universal, he freelanced as a production assistant and coordinator on numerous commercials all over Florida. Dana talks about being responsible for client relationships and packaging bids for studio facilities, the backlot, offices, and other production service rentals on the lot as well as the precautions in place to ensure safe and healthy productions, all while being interviewed from the USFPG Podcast Center/Broadcast Center. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Michael S. Baumohl, Publicist
Film Florida Podcast Episode 75- Florida resident Michael S. Baumohl is veteran publicist in the film industry. He was the unit publicist for Universal Pictures for 50 films, including “Spartacus,” moved to Europe as the unit publicist for “Lawrence of Arabia,” joined Warner Bros as Executive Director of Advertising & Publicity for the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and served as Managing Director of European Operations for Lucas Films. Michael returned to the U.S. and now owns an entertainment consultancy, working with indie producers and companies providing finance, business affairs, co-production, film festival, sales and marketing, licensing & merchandising, subsidy and contract advice while continuing to be a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Science. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Rich Roddman, Editor, Colorist, DIT
Film Florida Podcast Episode 74- Film Florida member Rich Roddman is an accomplished editor, colorist and digital imaging technician with more than 30 years of professional experience. He advises a variety of clients in purchasing equipment and software for field and post-production along with developing workflows to optimize the time and visual quality of their projects. Before moving to Florida, Rich was the Senior Editor for production companies in New York and New Jersey. His company, SilverBox Studios, is located in Largo, Florida and they specialize in commercials, digital media, independent films, & more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Jeff Friday, American Black Film Festival
Film Florida Podcast Episode 73- Jeff Friday is the founder of the American Black Film Festival and one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the film and television industry. He talks about ABFF being the premiere platform that introduces filmmakers of color to the industry and has created opportunities for people of color outside of Hollywood’s doors by helping them find their inroad. Jeff is a successful live event producer; he has financed numerous independent films; created & executive produced television specials; and produced a feature documentary called Storm over Brooklyn for HBO in partnership with Emmy and Oscar winning production company Lightbox all while serving as CEO of ABFF Ventures LLC, a multifaceted company specializing in the production of live events, television and films focused on African American culture. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Florida Film Festival, Matthew Curtis & Tim Anderson
Film Florida Podcast Episode 72- Matthew Curtis is the Director of Programming and Tim Anderson is the Programming Coordinator for one of the premiere film festivals in the country, the Florida Film Festival, celebrating its 30th year in 2021. They talk about the festival being an Oscar Qualifying Festival, the evolution of the Florida Film Festival, their favorite memories from years past, and what to look forward to at the 2021 Florida Film Festival, April 9-22 in Central Florida. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Jose Daniel Freixas, Writer, Producer, Director
Film Florida Podcast Episode 71- Miami native, award winning writer, producer and director Jose Daniel Freixas is best known for being the co-writer and producer of the feature film MAGIC CITY MEMOIRS, Executive Produced by Academy Award nominated actor Andy Garcia. Jose Daniel talks his start in the industry as a PA, where he laid the groundwork for a very successful career. He's also the Co-Founder of Exilium, a South Florida-based film and television company specialized in developing, producing, and financing content for Film, Television, Digital, and commercial platforms. Audio editing by Rob Hill.
Arielle Kebbel is amazing!
Episode 52, the interview with Arielle Kebbel, was fantastic! I loved learning more about the development of her outstanding acting career... some of which I already knew since I have been a fan for 15 years! Thank you so much for sharing this interview with us fans!
If you’re interested in Florida’s film industry, this podcast is the only option. Luckily, it’s a great one. Episodes contain a wealth of information on everything from political policy to information on projects coming to the Sunshine State!
Florida’s past, present, and future in film & entertainment
Lots of great information about the entertainment industry and some really cool stories about Florida’s film & tv industry from the people above and below the line. I love hearing from the film commissioners themselves!