Why should a TV producer choose a Miami venue? The more logical question is “why wouldn’t he choose Miami?” Miami TV shows have been huge successes. They have absorbed the star power emanating from South Florida’s dazzling unofficial capital.
It’s no wonder there’s so much television production in Miami, so much film production in Miami.
Miami is a cinematographer’s dream: big sky, spectacular beaches, lush greenery, Art Deco and Latin architectural touches. Snow will never shut down production. And if it rains, wait a minute. The sun will usually shine again before day is done.
In the 1980s, Miami Vice creator Michael Mann zeroed in on Miami, far from Hollywood, to launch his hit cop drama. The city practically shared star billing with the show’s sexy leads Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
In the same era, Miami proved a blessing for a very different — but equally successful — series: the long-lived sitcom, The Golden Girls, starring four veteran actresses.
More recently, Miami has been the lush backdrop for such high-action shows as Burn Notice and The Glades .And Metro Dade’s police department is the focal point of the quirky Dexter, cable TV’s longest running half-hour series. The first season of Dexter, featuring a sleuthing serial killer with his own code of justice, was shot on location in Miami.
The most iconic directors, representing all sorts of film genres, became aware of Miami’s selling points. From John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock to Mike Nichols and James Cameron, they embraced the city’s assets. They made use of its vibrant cultural life, international air connections, tax incentives for the entertainment industry and well established tourism infrastructure.
Soho Studios Miami is an important part of the city’s entertainment-friendly culture. Encompassing an amazing 65,000 square feet, Soho Studios can accommodate just about any TV production needs.
Soho Studios is located in the Miami’s rejuvenated Wynwood district. Already home to thriving art and fashion industries, Wynwood — like Miami as a whole — is becoming a major hub for TV and Film production.