Our Film Services

The Bradenton Area, which includes Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, offers perfect locations for feature films, industrial films, documentaries, commercials, made-for-TV movies, television programs, music videos and still photography. The film commission can assist with your shoots in Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, North Longboat Key, Myakka City, Palmetto - any location within Manatee County.

Some of our unique features include the Bishop Planetarium, Cortez Fishing Village, Gamble Plantation, McKechnie Field, the Powel Crosley Estate, Florida Railroad Museum and a motor sports park. Manatee County offers 20 miles of breathtaking beaches, agricultural fields and farms, world-class sporting facilities and golf courses, an array of gorgeous waterways and islands, a brightly-colored artists’ community of galleries and restaurants, quaint downtown streetscapes and a wide range of residential areas from vintage bungalow-lined streets to exclusive Stepford-esque gated communities as movie locations to choose from.

*Certified Film Commission through Association Film Commissioner International. (AFCI.org)

*Film Incentives.

Contact our Film Commission:

Sean Walter, Film Commissioner
941-729-9177 x239

Ebony Livingston, Film Liaison
941-729-9177 x232

Monica Luff, Film Liaison
941-729-9177 x231

The Bradenton Area Film Commission is a member of Film Florida and the Association of Film Commissioners International.


Courtyard Marriott Bradenton Riverfront

Located on the Riverwalk, with meeting space for up to 400 guests. Meeting Pkg: $42/pp for meeting room, cont’l breakfast and lunch.

941-747-3727 | Courtyard Marriott

Bradenton Area Convention Center

Located on the scenic Manatee River, this flexible full-service facility has the space and the staff necessary to make your event a true success.

941.729.9177 | Bradenton Area Convention Center

The Powel Crosley Estate

The Powel Crosley Estate has all the modern amenities to successfully host meetings, weddings and other events. Call or visit our page to learn ...

941.722.3244 | The Powel Crosley Estate