The FTC has identified six objectives that will successfully carry the region’s industry into the future and ensure the continued growth of the film, television and still photography industry in Palm Beach County:
Provide superior 24-hour client services and support mechanisms to cultivate the expansion of the film, television and still photography industry in Palm Beach County.
Market Palm Beach County as a viable film, television and still photography destination and cost effective alternative to many other locations.
Build a solid workforce by creating and supporting industry related education programs and resources.
Develop new and support existing Palm Beach County based production facilities, crews and film festivals.
Enhance and utilize incentive programs to encourage the growth and expansion of the film, television and still photography industry.
Collect and maintain statistical and historical information through proven in house research methods.
Since 1989, The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission (FTC) has served as a production hub for all location and production information. The FTC has operated on one principal policy: To Provide the Best Quality Service Anywhere. The FTC’s highly qualified and professional staff is dedicated to providing extraordinary service to industry professionals that visit Palm Beach County for production. A member of the staff answers every phone call during business hours. After hours, voicemail is offered directing callers to management cellular telephones 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Education is an important element in advancing the local film and television industry. Through an annual contract with the Economic Development Office, the FTC works with Palm Beach County schools to assure that students are receiving up-to-date equipment and instruction. This contract also funds the Student Showcase of Films, an awards program that coincides with the Palm Beach International Film Festival, in which Florida students are honored and awarded with cash awards, prizes and scholarships. Opportunities are now endless for students who have a passion to be in the business of show business.
The FTC is governed by an active Board of Directors made up of local and national production professionals, members at large and agency representatives; all dedicated to enhancing programs and growing the film, television and still photography industry in Palm Beach County, These volunteers draw upon outside resources and contacts for support and information, extending the reach of the FTC to meet the goals and objectives.
The Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission envisions Palm Beach County growing in stature as a production center through its world wide reputation for first class service, the development of a qualified and diversified workforce and enhanced partnerships that support production facilities, industry events and film festivals.
The FTC’s Mission is to generate a positive impact on business tourism and the economy in Palm Beach County (PBC) through the growth of the film, television and still photography industry by attracting on location production and providing services to both the visiting and the indigenous production community.