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Film Resources in Orlando
Whether you are a professional working on your next project or a novice looking to network, the region provides all of the resources necessary including: various community organizations, unions and guilds, and quality training at educational institutions serving the entertainment profession.
The Orlando Film Commission partners with ProductionHub.com to bring you up-to-date information for jobs, casting calls, events/seminars and even used equipment sales.
Several internationally recognized trade associations have chapters in Orlando. These associations provide networking and educational opportunities for both the seasoned professional and those new to the industry.
Film Florida, Inc.
A not-for-profit corporation that provides a leadership role in Florida’s film and entertainment production industries.
Women in Film & Television Florida
A non-profit association for career professionals, both women and men, working in film, television and other programming media.
Digital Media Alliance Florida (DMAF)
A non-profit industry association connecting Florida’s digital media and e-entertainment companies, institutions and industry professionals.
For up-and-coming film and entertainment professionals, Orlando is not only becoming the “place to be” but is also the “place to start.” In fact, the region already boasts several world-class film and entertainment schools such as Full Sail University, University of Central Florida, and Valencia College. Each year, these schools graduate more than 1,200 students from these programs. In addition, Orlando Tech, an Orange County Public Schools postsecondary center, offers adult education for high-skill and high-wage job training leading to employment in the field of television production.
Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School
Located in Universal Studios, the DAVE School offers complete immersion in the art and science of computer animated special effects.
Florida Institute of Recording, Sound and Technology’s programs and facilities specialize in Recording Arts and Film and Video Production.
Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy
FIEA is a University of Central Florida graduate-level video game design and development school within the Center for Emerging Media.
Full Sail University
Hands-on curriculum, industry connections and a community of creative minds prepare graduates for careers in entertainment, media and tech.
Orange Technical College
Offers certificates in Digital Audio and Digital Video/TV Production, 3D Animation, and Game, Simulation and Animation Programming.
Rollins’ interdisciplinary major in Critical Media and Cultural Studies prepares graduates for employment in media and communications industries.
Seminole State College
Seminole State’s award-winning Television and Digital Cinema Program prepares students to work in the field of TV and movie production.
University of Central Florida
The Nicholson School of Communication and Media has degrees and faculty focused on areas like advertising, journalism, interactive media and film.
Film Production Technology offers an intensive curriculum of experiential learning that immerses students in the entire filmmaking process.
Unions & Guilds
As a right-to-work state, Florida provides employers and employees with a substantial degree of flexibility. While Florida should not be considered a “non-union” state, by state law, employers have the right to hire anyone they choose, whether that person belongs to a union or not. At the same time, membership in a union cannot be a requirement for employment. The decision whether or not to join a union in Florida is up to individual employees. Union leaders eagerly support production and are known to be very flexible with visiting production companies.
Production companies may hire, at their discretion, both union and non-union employees for the same production. Union members have the right to work as non-union employees — and many times will do so — but employers may still be asked to negotiate a contract with the union.
Community Industry Board
The Orlando Film Commission partners with ProductionHub to bring you up-to-date information for jobs, casting calls, events/seminars and even used equipment sales. If you have something that you would like to post, go to the appropriate section and click on “Post an …”. Once received, your information will be posted within 24 hours.
Film In Orlando
Learn why Orlando is a leading destination for film, television, commercial and web production.
The Orlando Film Commission serves as the liaison between productions and local jurisdictions.
Locate skilled crew and qualified companies to support any production from inception to completion.