Community Planning and Development - Filming in North Miami

Contact Information
12400 NE 8 Avenue
North Miami, FL 33161
305.895.9825
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sam Blatt - Economic Development Manager
E-Mail: sblatt@northmiamifl.gov
Telephone: 305.893.6511, Ext. 19006
Fax: 305.895.4074

North Miami and Film

North Miami is known as a film, art and cuisine hub. North Miami has more than 70 businesses focused on music, video production and post-production, and each year dozens of film, video, and photography projects take place around the City. Major TV shows and movies such as Burn Notice, Graceland, Ballers, and the iconic classic series Miami Vice, have been filmed in North Miami. North Miami offers both preproduction and production incentives for projects that film and do business in the City.

For a complete list of recent film productions in North Miami, please click here.

Film Permit Process

In addition to submitting a completed film permit application, applicants must submit the following:

  • Payment (check or money order made out to The City of North Miami)

  • Certificate of Liability (Up to $1 million, Certificate holder address: 776 NE 125 Street North Miami, FL 33161)

  • Letter of Intent

  • Image of film area including location of equipment, trucks, off-duty officers, etc.

  • Letter of Authorization (If necessary)

If all documents are submitted properly, film permits are usually submitted between 1-3 business days!

Incentives

Any production to be filmed in the City that invests in North Miami businesses within the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency Boundary (see northmiamicra.org) may be entitled to 30% reimbursement of the funds spent within the City. It also includes free and/or reserved parking during production and more. The film permit office is one of the best in the county with being highly responsive. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.

Pre-Production Incentives

Investment Reimbursement
Any production, to be filmed in the City that invests in North Miami businesses within the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency Boundary may be entitled to 30% reimbursement of total expenditures over $10,000 up to $50,000.

Parking/Base Camp
Any production to be filmed in the City that invests more than $20,000 in North Miami businesses, may be given free and/or reserved parking during production. Any production to be filmed in the City that invests more than $50,000 in North Miami business may be given free and/or reserved space to use as a “Base Camp” during production.

Production Incentives
For productions with more than twelve crew members and a budget of more than $30,000, fees for use of City facilities such as parks, community centers, and other public locations may be waived. For productions with budgets over $100,000, administrative fees for hiring off-duty Police officers may be waived.

To obtain reimbursement, production companies must submit invoice(s) with a description of expenses including itemized receipts/paid invoices. See the film permit application for details.

ALL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES ARE SUBJECT TO FUNDING AVAILABILITY.

The State of Florida and Miami-Dade County offer additional incentives for film production.

To view Miami-Dade County incentives, please click here

To view State of Florida sales tax exemption and transferable tax credit incentives, click here

Available Film Resources

Greenwich Studios
www.greenwichstudios.com
12100 NE 16 Ave. #100
North Miami, FL 33161
305.889.9467

Continental Film & Digital Lab
www.continentalfilmlab.com
1998 NE 150 St.
North Miami, FL 33181
305.949.4252

Florida Film Institute
www.flfilminstitute.org
640 NE 124 St.
North Miami, FL 33181
305.891.3456

Stage Equipment & Lighting
www.seal-fla.com
12250 NE 13 Ct.
North Miami, FL 33161
305.891.2010

Audio Vision Studios
www.audiovisionstudios.com
13385 W. Dixie Hwy
North Miami, FL 33161
305.893.9191

Hit Factory Criteria
www.criteriastudios.com
1755 NE 149 St.
North Miami, FL 33181
305.947.5611

 

Scenery in North Miami
Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

1725 NE 135 St.
305.895.9840
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)

770 NE 125 St.
305.893.6211


Arch Creek Park
Historically Designated on the National Historic Registry

1855 NE 135 St.
305.944.6111


Joe Celestin Center
Home of the Miami Heat Learn & Play Center

1525 NW 135 St.
305.953.3080

 

 

 

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