or


[09/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Showtime Begins Production on New Crime Drama "Dexter" in South Florida

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME BEGINS PRODUCTION ON NEW CRIME DRAMA "DEXTER" IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Network Takes Advantage Of Florida Film Commission Incentive Project

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2005) - Showtime Networks will begin production in Miami-Dade County, Fla., this week (September 18) on an ambitious new crime thriller pilot, DEXTER, starring Michael C. Hall ("Six Feet Under"). The new pilot follows Dexter Morgan (Hall), a mild-mannered, likeable forensics expert for the Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer with a penchant for inflicting his own unusual brand of retribution-he "only" murders or maims "the guilty."

The network is taking advantage of a lucrative Florida Film Commission incentive program which provides a 15% rebate of all money spent in Florida on the production - up to $2 million dollars - to encourage film and television production in the state. The incentive, which was launched in 2003, was refunded by the state legislature for 2006 with $10 million, its largest budget to date.

"I've always felt that location is a strong starring character and adds to the success of many shows," said Robert Greenblatt, SHOWTIME President of Entertainment. "Being able to take advantage of this great incentive from the Florida Film Commission made it feasible for us to film this pilot entirely in Florida with the steamy backdrop of Miami-Dade County."

"We couldn't be more pleased that Showtime has taken advantage of Florida's Production Incentive to film 'Dexter' here in Miami," said Jeff Peel, Director of the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment. "The pilot has a great cast and production team, and an edgy quirkiness that fits perfectly with Miami's exotic locations."

DEXTER is a one-hour pilot based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay, himself a South Florida native. Orphaned at the age of four, Dexter is adopted by a police officer and his family, and learns to channel his gruesome passion for human vivisection by only butchering other serial killers. Dexter is portrayed as the "good guy" as he struggles to keep up appearances as a caring, socially responsible human being.

Former "Six Feet Under" helmer Michael Cuesta has also been signed to direct and writer/creator James Manos Jr. ("The Sopranos"), will executive produce with John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton.

Since the mid-1980s Miami-Dade's film and entertainment industry has grown tremendously resulting in a world-class entertainment establishment. The Miami-Dade Mayor's Office of Film & Entertainment, which provides service and assistance to film, television, music and commercial production, reports that the area boasts over 2,400 motion picture and video businesses, over 400 production companies, 27 sound stages and 150 postproduction facilities among other services.





  [september 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





[12/14/17 - 01:11 PM]
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Announce "DC in D.C."
Events will take place Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series "Black Lightning."

[12/14/17 - 12:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates the Pol-Idays with "The 12 Days of Dr. Pol" Marathon
The marathon continues through the new season, which premieres Saturday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/17 - 12:30 PM]
Nickelodeon's New Original Animated Series, "The Adventures of Kid Danger," to Debut Friday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The original "Henry Danger" live-action cast will continue their roles, now as voice talent, on the brand-new animated series.

[12/14/17 - 11:43 AM]
TLC Welcomes New Series "Seeking Sister Wife" and Fan Favorite "Sister Wives" Returns
The newcomer follows three families - the Alldredges, the Brineys and the Snowdens - all of whom are in various phases of seeking, dating or transitioning a new sister wife into their lives.

[12/14/17 - 11:31 AM]
Discovery Takes to the Gritty Streets of Memphis in the All New Series "Street Outlaws: Memphis"
The all new series debuts Monday, January 15 at 10:00/9:00c on Discovery.

[12/14/17 - 11:29 AM]
Food Network Renews "Best Baker in America"
The new season of seven episodes will go into production in early 2018 and is slated for a spring launch.

[12/14/17 - 11:00 AM]
History's "Pawn Stars" Celebrates 500th Episode with Back-to-Back Episodes Premieres Monday, January 22 at 10PM ET/PT on History
In the 500th episode, Rick Harrison celebrates by spending some capital in our nation's capital.

[12/14/17 - 10:47 AM]
NBC Sets Thursday, February 1 for Preview of Its New Comedy "A.P. Bio"
The series will then return Thursday, March 1 following the network's coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.

[12/14/17 - 10:18 AM]
The Dakota Boys Return to Discovery with an All-New "Gold Rush" Spin-Off "Gold Rush: White Water"
Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are back - returning to McKinley Creek Alaska, determined to make a fortune no matter the risk.

[12/14/17 - 10:15 AM]
Jason Momoa Adventure Series "Frontier" Renewed for a Third Season on Netflix
Season three will include six episodes and premiere in 2018.

[12/14/17 - 10:11 AM]
Science Channel Decks the Halls with Mistletoe and Myths for the "MythBusters Mega Merry-Thon" Beginning Friday, December 22 at Midnight
This year's marathon is bigger than ever, starting with the very first myth - "Jet Assisted Chevy," which premiered in 2003 - and ending with the latest myths from the new episodes "MythBusters."

[12/14/17 - 10:05 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Catherine Keener Joins Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Kidding"
The series stars Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reunites him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry, who will direct the project.

[12/14/17 - 10:00 AM]
Hit HBO Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Starring Larry David, to Return for Its Tenth Season
Said Larry David, "As I've said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so."

[12/14/17 - 09:56 AM]
ABC Pulls "The Great American Baking Show" from Schedule
The decision follows allegations of sexual harassment against judge Johnny Iuzzini.

[12/14/17 - 09:43 AM]
National Geographic's Groundbreaking New Documentary Series "Chain of Command" Reveals 360 Portrait of America's War Against Extremism as Never Seen Before
The series premieres Monday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c with a double episode, and will be available for sale the day after broadcast on digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.