Film Florida chief says $1.1B industry vital for state

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Weeks after “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture, the filmed-in-Florida movie is playing an outsized role back home as advocates battle to preserve funding for the state’s film and entertainment industry.

Florida legislators are considering cutting 24 different economic development programs, including the Office of Film and Entertainment, which markets and promotes local productions and serves as a liaison between filmmakers and government agencies.