TV Shows in Miami

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. 20121108-225336.jpg

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.

STEP UP REVOLUTION - Filmed in Miami

This week, Step Up 4 will be released in theaters nationwide. Summit Entertainment selected Soho Studios as their Miami production location. This major motion picture is one of several recent films and television shows being produced in South Florida. Miami is an amazing backdrop and of course the weather is fantastic. Miami has a cinematic environment perfect for location shoots and scenery that is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Step Up Revolution is the 4th of its series, this film is based in Miami and combines dance and real estate - the two main industries in Miami. This film is sure to be a hit and will undoubtably spark more film production in Miami.

It was great to have Summit Entertainment film production at Soho Studios and the entire Step Up team was fantastic. Our massive facility is ideal for large production studios in Miami. If you're looking to film your next television series or movie in Miami, check out Soho Studios.

Now that you've seen the trailer for Step Up 4, here's the promo reel for Soho Studios.

Look for movie showtimes in Miami for Step Up Revolution - opening July 27, 2012.

-- This isn't the only dance party to hit Soho Studios. During Winter Music Conference and throughout the year, large-scale events are hosted at Soho Studios.

Soho Studios made the cut

Did you catch the Sun Sentinel article, "Movie and television productions in South Florida make for excellent celebrity spotting," by Rod Stafford Hagwood? The streets of Miami and Wynwood are pulsing with celebrity buzz and movie magic. The Sun Sentinel article gives a snapshot view of the various scenes popping up around town. Miami is clearly on the map of celebrities and those that like to be a part of the scene - are you in or out?

Here's a glimpse of the hot spots that made the cut - for the full article and list visit Movie and television productions in South Florida

DINING RATHER THAN DANCING: Julianne Hough -- also of "Dancing With the Stars" fame -- often dines at South Beach staples Prime 112 and Prime Italian, especially when boyfriend Ryan Seacrest comes into town to visit. Hough joined her brother Derek Hough, Mary J Blige and Seacrest at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana on Lincoln Road.

SPEAKING OF DANCING: It's all kinda hush-hush, but the dance-movie franchise "Step Up" is filming its fourth installment at the Soho Studios in Wynwood. If you see legwarmers and leotards in that area, it's probably the young dancers.

MEET ME IN SOBE: Singer Cee-Lo, Heat hoopster Chris Bosh and soccer stud Gerard Pique (Shakira's boyfriend) all hit Kane Steakhouse in Miami Beach (South of Fifth…or SoFi as the locals say).


Have you seen a celebrity around town? Let us know where and when.

The Kardashians at a photo shoot in Miami - anyone spot them when they were in town?