This week in New Miami news, New York Film Academy is set to open a Miami Beach campus, Miami issued an RFP to build and operate a new film and TV studio, and Governor Rick Scott would like to increase the number of annual Florida tourists to 100 million.
NY Film Academy to Miami Beach
The New York Film Academy, which teaches film-making, acting, producing and screenwriting to 7,000 students per year in locations like Paris and Abu Dhabi, is opening its newest campus on Miami Beach. Miami was chosen for its reputation as a gateway city and its burgeoning English and Spanish language film industry.
Miami will put up $10 million for new TV studio
Miami’s Omni Community Redevelopment Agency is seeking a private sector partner to build and operate a production studio on city-owned land near Overtown. A modern facility could boost the city’s standing in the production industry as Burn Notice comes to an end and its studio shuts down.
Florida sets goal of attracting 100 million visitors
In 2012, the sunshine state drew 91.5 million visitors. Governor Rick Scott encouraged Florida tourism leaders to increase that number to an ambitious 100 million visitors per year, the South Florida Business Journal reported.
Brazil tops foreign countries web surfing for Miami real estate
In August, Brazil was top among consumers looking online for information on Miami real estate. Behind Brazil were Canada, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
Miami’s TissueTech gets $10M investment
TissueTech, a Miami-based company that makes regenerative amniotic tissue-based products for use in the ophthalmology, optometry, musculoskeletal and wound care markets, received a $10 million venture capital investment.