Friday, March 28, 2008

Marley, Pete, Owen, Jennifer, Charlie, and Me

Today I toured the set of "Marley and Me," a motion picture beeing filmed next door to City Hall at the Coconut Grove Convention Center - This once underused building now houses two productions, "Marley" and the USA Network Television program "Burn Notice."

Movies and TV not only show off our City's natural and physical beauty, but they provide a great economic stimulus. Filming is an almost $4 billion industry statewide employing over 34,000 people - on this set, we ran into caterers, lighting crews, sound technicians, photographers, and many others, all from Miami, working on this project.

Here I am with City Manager Pete Hernandez, film stars Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and Florida Governor Charlie Crist.