Provide Jobs Paying 74% Higher Than the Florida Average
While Florida is a “right-to-work” state, studios participate only in union or signatory productions, which guarantees high-paying jobs. The average studio production salary is $81,700, or about 74% higher than the Florida average of $47,000. Why? Because studios pay according to a union rate scale and offer access to health insurance coverage, pensions, and other benefits otherwise out of reach for the self-employed .
A network scripted television series does more to grow the industry than any other medium because they are in production 8-10 months each year. Network scripted series can also have a tourism influence rivaling a studio film—perhaps even surpassing it. Why? Because a series is watched regularly and exposes viewers to a destination over a prolonged time, allowing viewers to form strong emotional attachment to the destination .
AIFI’s approach of fostering mutually beneficial strategic alliances with studio film productions and network scripted series will provide an “assembly line” of high-paying jobs while fueling film tourism through destination placement. Any production not meeting one of these two criteria will be rejected by AIFI.
- AIFI Purpose
- ACT 1: “Hire” Hollywood for Destination Placement and Unleash Film Tourism in Florida
- ACT 2: Reap the Economic Benefits of Film Tourism
- ACT 3: Provide Jobs Paying 74% Higher Than the Florida Average
- ACT 4: Resurrect the Film Industry and Keep Florida Film Graduates in Florida
- ACT 5: Fix the problem using the AIFI solution.