About us

Our mission

Film Lauderdale is a full-service concierge Film Commission that provides locations and logistics assistance, issues film permits for 26 municipalities, coordinates with State and Federal entities, offers referral resources, and nurtures local content creators. We are a streamlined, one-stop production shop! The Film Commission’s mission is to attract film, television, commercial, and print production to Broward County, creating economic growth, high wage jobs, and new opportunities for small businesses. 

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Location

Located in the heart of South Florida, Broward County shares a border with Miami to the south and Palm Beach County to the north and is easily accessed via the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, making it an ideal hub for productions seeking a highly-skilled crew base and some of the most diverse settings Florida has to offer.

Meet the team

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Sandy Lighterman

Film Commissioner

As the Broward County Film Commissioner, Sandy Lighterman represents the Greater Fort Lauderdale region’s commercial production industry and works diligently to attract production business to all corners of the County. Ms. Lighterman develops key relationships with influential filmmakers, producers, studio executives, and more across the globe, in addition to collaborating with County and municipal partners, to bolster Broward County’s reputation as a film-friendly community.

Ms. Lighterman currently serves as the 1st Vice President of Film Florida, a not-for–profit entertainment production trade association that represent all sectors of Florida’s film, TV & digital media/tech production industry, and for 10 years has worked on their legislative leadership team. Ms. Lighterman has also served on Advisory Boards for several educational organizations that support teaching a film curriculum to underserved communities.

Prior to her role in Broward County, Ms. Lighterman spent nearly 14 years as the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Commissioner. Before that time, she enjoyed a successful 25+ year career as a film and television producer. Ms. Lighterman brings a wealth of industry experience to her position from producing 200+ music videos and TV commercials, as well as television series and independent films.

To contact Sandy, email slighterman@filmlauderdale.org.

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Christy Andreoni
Assistant Manager

Christy Andreoni serves as the Assistant Manager for Film Lauderdale, overseeing the one-stop permitting process and facilitating production requests between filmmakers, local municipalities and County departments. She supports the Film Commissioner’s efforts to attract production to the region and performs outreach to the local production community to provide resources to emerging and experienced filmmakers alike.

Ms. Andreoni currently serves as the Membership Chair of Film Florida, collaborating with industry professionals, educational institutions, labor unions, and other film commissions on statewide level. Her previous experience working for the Orlando Film Commission, Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, and on set with various production companies across Florida has led to a unique knowledge base that mixes administrative and production expertise focused on the Sunshine State.

To contact Christy, email chandreoni@filmlauderdale.org.

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Sierra Gault
Outreach & Marketing Coordinator

Sierra Gault serves as the Outreach & Marketing Coordinator at Film Lauderdale, focusing on marketing campaigns, social media management, promotional material design, website content research, and municipal outreach. Her efforts serve to support the Film Commission’s mission to attract film, television, commercial, and print production to Broward County.

With a strong background in various facets of marketing centered around the South Florida region, Ms. Gault aims to leverage her years of experience to help illustrate the benefits and capabilities of being part of Broward County’s Film and Television industry.

To contact Sierra, email sgault@filmlauderdale.org

Filmed in Broward County

*Note: this is not the full filmography of Broward County, but some examples of notable projects from the last 50+ years.

Testimonials

Why #ChooseLauderdale? Click on the videos below to hear why key industry stakeholders love to film in Broward County.