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British Producers meet Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado to promote the first ever film co-production projects with Wales

MIAMI, June 5 – The Magic City’s power to attract international producers is undeniable. Miami is rapidly becoming a hot spot for British investors and producers following David Beckham’s meetings last week to discuss the potential of bringing the MLS (Major League Soccer) to Miami.

Yesterday, two Welsh film producers met with Mayor Tomàs Regalado and announced that they will be shooting the majority of a three-film action-movie franchise in Miami between 2014 and 2016. This would be the first ever co-production with Wales and would set a precedent for other UK and international filmmakers to produce their projects in Miami.

“Bringing the feature films here is very exciting as Miami is a fantastic location and offers the perfect gateway to South America. Efficient public services and a wide choice of hotels further enhance the attractiveness of the area for foreign professionals like us. We have had excellent support from the City of Miami, the Miami Film Office and the British Consulate and we look forward to all the pre-production work that is due to start in September of this year” says UK Producer Euros Jones-Evans.

Dr Mark Woods, Head of US/UK Co-Production said "there is huge political support for us here in Miami to shoot the majority of the films. The Miami Film Office and City Hall have been outstanding and they have played an integral part in bringing us here to shoot”. The team has been scouting locations for the last two weeks and meeting with local talent and working on the schedules for the 2014 shoot.

Vicente Betancourt, Film Coordinator for the Miami Film Office said, “the timing of these projects could not be better, as we are actively attracting more film-makers to South Florida. This will have a major impact on our jobs in our Creative Industry Sector, but also experience for university students to gain valuable work experience on live-shoots. With the tax incentives and rebates, Miami is a very attractive location and is rapidly becoming one of the most desirable locations in the world for shooting TV and film. It is great to see that producers are showing increasing interest in South Florida as a location to film”.

Full project details will be kept under embargo until the official pre-film launch in Miami, at the end of October.

Miami Film Office Coordinator Vicente Betancourt, Euros Jones-Evans, Mayor Tomàs Regalado, Dr Mark Woods, Robert J. Powers