The 34th Hemispheric Congress and its MMFM (Miami Media and Film Market)

The 34th Hemispheric Congress and its MMFMProudly Welcome Film Florida and Our State’s Film & Entertainment Industry May 20-23, 2013
Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
All meetings & events will be held at the Council Center of the Americas Building


  • A series of events, meetings, interactive workshops, informal panels and networking receptions designed to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the industry in Florida and what’s happening in the international arena.
  • Including an inter-active conversation with Matthew Stein. Top Industry Producer formerly with Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company and;
  • An International Finance Forum
  • Pitch your product or idea industry experts will be on hand.


MMFM Participants and Public are welcomed to attend the Film Florida Meetings and observe how Florida’s Entertainment Industry Works.


Monday, May 20, 2013
9:00-12:00pm/Film Commission Council (9-12pm)
Merrick Amphitheater


  • Council Meetings (9am-11am)
  • Industry /Labor Council Meeting (9-11am)
  • Bowman Room „h Association Council Meeting (9:00am-11:00am)
  • Tuttle Room
  • Education Committee Meeting (11am-12pm)
  • Tuttle Room


12:15-1:30pm Film Florida Lunch
Luncheon at Cascade poolside restaurant $20 per person, RSVP required to Angel Stroll


Marketing Committee
Merrick Amphitheater


Legislative Wrap-Up
Merrick Amphitheater


34th Hemispheric Congress Welcome Reception
CC Ballroom


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:00am-12:00pm
Film Florida Board of Directors Meeting/Open Discussion
Bowman Room




1:00- 3:00pm
Hosted by CAMACOL 34th Hemispheric Congress Luncheon
Danielson Gallery (Space is limited to 30 guests)
RSVP Required to Angel Stroll


“International Co-productions and Creative Financing. Thinking Outside the Box.”
Merrick Amphitheater


Moderated by:
Joe Monagle


  • Alexander Schust, Financial and Strategic Consulting rmc median + creative consult/ Wuppertal, Germany
  • Matthew C. Waldron, Vice Consul Trade & Investment/UK
  • Peter Xiao, Vice President China/Hollywood Coordinator
  • Joe Chi, President China Latin American Trade


Miami’s Cinematic Dual Identity.
Presented by Film Florida & O Cinema For the past four decades, Miami has been primarily a location destination, with plots and characters derived from what outsiders think about us. Recently, Miami has begun to develop, create and share home grown product, determined to tell Miami stories our way. Does that mean our local filmmakers are now responsible for helping us shed an image largely derived not from “Miami Vice” but simply from the “Miami Vice” opening credits?
Join local filmmakers and film exhibitors for a discussion that itself is proof of Miami’s maturing media status


Moderated by:
Graham Winick, Past President Film Florida


  • Andrew Hevia, Broscht Corporation, “Sun Don’t Shine” , “When we Lived in Miami”
  • Jaie Laplante, Director Miami International Film Festival
  • Kareem Tabsch, O Cinema
  • Jorge “Jokes” Yanes, Director “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe”


Tropical Night Networking Reception/CC Ballroom


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Film & Television Incentives. Past. Present. Future
Bowman Room


Moderated by:
Jose Luis Martinez


  • Graham Winick, Past President Film Florida
  • Sandy Lighterman, Film Commissioner Miami Dade County
  • Leah Sokolowsky, President Film Florida
  • Special Guest, State Representative Manny Diaz


Working Meeting between The Official Delegation From the People’s Republic of China/”China Hollywood” Studios & Film Florida Members
And Industry Representatives in Attendance
Bowman Room


Hemispheric Congress Luncheon
Danielson Gallery


Developing a Platform for Television
Moderated by:
Jose Luis Martinez


  • Gloria Salas, Director of T.V. Finances
    Warner Brothers Television
  • Terry Miller, Executive Producer
    Burn Notice/TVM Productions
    Merrick Amphitheater


A Conversation with Matt Stein. The Sequel
Merrick Amphitheater
China Night
Nightly Networking Reception/CC Ballroom
May 23, 2013
Gala Dinner & Closing Ceremonies1
7pm Reception
8:00pm Dinner and Awards Presentation

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