Lights, Cameras … Showcasing Miami’s Rich Movie History

Lights, Cameras … Showcasing Miami’s Rich Movie History

Writer: Yolanda Rivas

2 min read AUGUST 2019— Miami’s beautiful beaches, art-deco buildings and culturally diverse neighborhoods have been the setting for numerous movies and TV shows over the years. To showcase the city’s history in the film industry, Miami Beach recently launched its “Filmed on the Beach” interactive portal.

The digital film tour webpage features an in-depth look at the movies and shows shot on the island through the years. The portal features maps of South Beach, Mid Beach and North Beach that indicate locations where movies, TV shows and music videos have been shot. 

“We want our residents to better connect to our city’s history as well as inspire future filmmakers to follow in some of the famous footsteps,” Matt Kenny, the city’s director of tourism and culture, stated in a press release. “The interactive tool will be monumental in doing so and reminding individuals why Miami Beach was, and still remains, a cultural icon on the silver screen,” he said. 

Users can explore the locations, types of films and fun facts about each production by scrolling through key points of the city, marked with stars, on the interactive maps. South Beach is the neighborhood with the highest number of productions. This internationally recognized neighborhood has had a total of 32 productions.

In 1964, international attention descended on South Beach with Muhammad Ali’s famous 5th Street Gym and his upset victory over Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Among the 1960s shoots that stand out are The Jackie Gleason Show TV series and the filming of Elvis Presley’s Clambake. In the 1980s, South Beach and Ocean Drive were transformed into magnets for film, advertising, fashion, art and culture with shows such as Miami Vice

Hollywood’s love for South Beach continued with movies such as Scarface, The Birdcage, the Bad Boys trilogy, TV shows such as The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Burn Notice and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and numerous music videos.

 

 

Distinguished by its luxury hotels, Mid Beach has also been the setting for several films. Many of these notable movies took place around the Fontainebleau Miami Hotel, which according to Filmed on the Beach was the favorite hang-out of Frank Sinatra and served as the backdrop for his 1960 television special. The iconic scene of the golden-painted Bond Girl in 1964’s Goldfinger movie and scenes from Scarface and The Bodyguard were also filmed in the Fontainebleau. 

Last but not least, the beautiful North Beach, which is often a place to get away from the noise of South Beach, has attracted many movies and music video producers as well. Among the most iconic films recorded in the area: The Godfather II. The Beatles’ live performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was also shot here. According to Filmed on the Beach website, it is said that the Beatles spent eight days a week in Miami Beach. Bad Boys III, Bay Watch and music videos from the Jonas Brothers and Pitbull are some of the recently recorded productions in the area. 

To maintain this rich history of the local film industry, Miami’s Film Production Grant Program is offering grants for at least nine feature films, music videos, television shows, documentaries, short films and web series who choose to shoot in Miami Beach.  

 

To learn more about our interviewees, visit:

Filmed on the Beach:http://www.mbartsandculture.org/filmed-on-the-beach/ 

City of Miami Beach: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/ 

Miami Beach Arts & Culture: http://www.mbartsandculture.org/ 

Film Production Grant Program: https://filmiamibeach.gosmart.org/ 

Capital Analytics Launches the 5th Anniversary Installment of the Invest: Miami Series!

Capital Analytics Launches the 5th Anniversary Installment of the Invest: Miami Series!

Miami leaders highlight key sectors embracing innovation and technology at the launch of Invest: Miami 2019

Miami, FL – The disruption of innovation and technology in local key sectors such as real estate, infrastructure, healthcare and education were some of the focal points of the fifth edition of  Invest: Miami 2019. The official launch of the publication took place on May 23, 2019, at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus with over 350 people in attendance. This publication from Capital Analytics is a 192-page economic analysis that highlights Miami’s economy, key sectors and opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. Miami’s real estate, tourism and trade and tech sectors, and the growth of the City of Miami, City of Doral and City of North Miami were among the focus points of the publication.

Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI), gave the keynote address, highlighting the influx of businesses to Miami and the state, as well as how the EFI makes sure they support the local workforce and organizations. “We try to anticipate what employers need and the trends in business. We are defining the talent pool needs for the next five, 10 and 50 years. The people you hire in Miami and South Florida need some basics skills that our talent pipeline should be developing. My job is to anticipate those needs and help shape the state policy to make sure we have put a premium on those strategic skills that we need for the future,” Sowell said.

Following a networking event, Capital Analytics hosted three in-depth discussion panels that addressed Miami’s real estate, education and healthcare and infrastructure sectors from an innovation perspective.

The first panel discussed some of the innovative trends in Miami’s real estate sector as well as ways the industry is including the latest emerging technologies. The panel was moderated by David Diestel, Regional President, South, for FirstService Residential. Panelists were Andrew Burnett, Senior Principal of Stantec Architecture; Carlos Chuman, Director of Finance and Asset Management for Riviera Point Invest + Develop; and Scott Lunine, Vice President and Regional Manager for Marcus & Millichap. Burnett discussed the growth of the local aging population and how architects will need to reshape their approach to the senior market and provide a more diversified product. Chuman noted essential innovations and tech tools a developer must have. And Scott spoke about how real estate brokers are addressing the needs of the new generations and new investors.

The second panel addressed the impact of new technologies in Miami’s healthcare and education sector, as well as efforts of local academic institutions to draw and retain top talent. The panel was introduced by Donna Ginn, Executive Council President of AARP Florida, and was moderated by Jack Miller, Regional Director of Capital Analytics. Panelists were Henri Ford, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of UM Miller School of Medicine; John Wensveen, Provost of Miami Dade College; Kate Black, shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; and Johannes W. Vieweg, Founding Dean of the College of Allopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University. Ford and Vieweg spoke about ways innovation is helping to keep recent graduates in Miami. Black highlighted innovative and emerging models of healthcare research and delivery that are trending among Miami’s health companies. And Wensveen explained how MDC, as a community and institution, is using innovative tools to train and retain talent.

The final panel focused on technology and innovation to meet infrastructure needs in Miami. The moderator was Steven Zelkowitz, Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild Miami office. Panelists were Carolyn Bermudez, Vice President and General Manager of Florida City Gas (FCG); Manuel Pila, Economic Developer of the City of Doral; Marlon Hill, member of the Board of Directors of Miami Parking Authority (MPA); and Luis Lugo, Senior Vice President of Hill International. Bermudez pointed out how FCG has improved its gas delivery system and that it has replaced and relocated older pipes with technologically advanced plastic pipes. Pila spoke about the City of Doral’s innovative transportation initiatives and ways cities and counties work together to create better connectivity. Lugo noted recent local growth in aviation, rail, transit and infrastructure projects. Hill explained ways the MPA is adapting to changes in the industry due to new technology.

“This is an exciting time to be in the Miami-Dade area as both the domestic and international profile of the city and region continue to rise and as we see a growing hunger to invest and the ever-increasing diversification of what Miami offers to both well-established organizations and to the entrepreneurially-minded,” said Miller in opening remarks for the event.

About Invest: Miami 2019:

Invest: Miami 2019 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Miami-Dade’s economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Miami 2019 is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on Miami to local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote Miami as a place to invest and do business.

The book conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the county, including real estate, construction, trade and logistics, infrastructure and environment, banking and finance, healthcare, education and the arts, culture and tourism. This year, the publication also includes in-depth analysis on the cities of Miami, North Miami and Doral. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political figures and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market as well as covering emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Contact: Yolanda Rivas, Content Manager, yrivas@capitalaa.com

BISNOW’s MIAMI’S 2017 OUTLOOK & FORECAST FORUM

BISNOW’s MIAMI’S 2017 OUTLOOK & FORECAST FORUM

When: January 24, 2017

Where: Intercontinental Miami, Miami

Keynote conversations from some of Miami’s most prominent figures

This program consisted of a series of Moderated Keynotes covering some of the most pressing topics our City and Region face as we evolve from a world-class vacation destination to world-class metropolitan destination.

BISNOW’S MIAMI’S STATE OF THE MARKET 2016

Over 300 people received the Invest: Miami 2016 book at Bisnow’s September conference in Miami.

When: September 27, 2016

BizNow’s 5th Annual  Miami State of the Market, brought together Miami’s leaders across asset classes and industries, all whom have their hand in building the NEW Miami!

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 annual conference

When: Aug 26, 2016
Where: Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

 

Capital Analytics assisted in moderating the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 annual conference.  The panel was part of the annual Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce conference. It featured representatives of sharing economy heavy hitters: Uber, Airbnb and Pipeline shared-working spaces.

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF PRIVATE EQUITY

When: June 7, 2016
Where: Conrad Hotel, Miami

Join Miami Finance Forum for their CEO Power Breakfast Discussion!

The market for private transactions has evolved both overall and specifically in South Florida. There are alternative participants in the space that offer differing pros and cons versus a traditional PE fund buyer.

The discussion will be moderated by Stacia Wells, a partner at Bilzin Sumberg and speakers include Nathan Dapeer, principal, BBX Capital Partners, Casey Swercheck, vice president, CapitalSouth Growth Fund and Capitala Investment Advisors, Michael Tutner, managing director, Farlie Turner and Jamie Elias, partner, Trivest.

EVOLUTION OF BRICKELL & DOWNTOWN MIAMI

When: June 23, 2016
Where: 90 SW 8th Street

 

Bisnow is overly excited to announce their Evolution of Brickell & Downtown Miami, as over 100 projects in various stages reshape the area’s skyline.

Find out what developers, owners, investors, and government officials have to say about the area’s past, present, & future. What’s on the horizon for 2016? What does it take to make new projects stand out? How do we stay competitive in the city’s changing environment?

Come hear from their all-star panelists for the inside scoop on what to expect for Miami’s Downtown. As always, expect plenty of coffee & networking before and after their panel discussion.

INVEST: INSIGHTS COCKTAIL HOUR

When: May 12, 2016
Where: St. Regis Bal Harbour

 

Capital Analytics is excited to announce the newest edition of our media platform: Invest:Insights. Putting a face and voice to business leaders in market, our unique video platform gives our viewers unparalleled access to decision makers in market. Capital Analytics celebrated this new platform with a lovely cocktail hour attended by local business leaders at the St. Regis Bal Harbour.