First Name: Ed
Last Name: Filomia
Company Name: Miami Heat
Past Affiliations: Local Fox and CBS affiliates in 80s and 90s
Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: Too many to mention
Golden Matrix Awards Won: The Heat have won 18 GMAs since 2004 - including 6 in 2010.
Special Events: Covered World Series, Super Bowls, and National Championships while working for FOX and CBS locally. Produced live shows around the NFL Drafts and the Doral Golf Championships. Produced and directed Boxing Events in Miami and one PPV event in Vegas. Worked/covered the Great American Workouts held in the late 80s and early 90s at the White House.
Produced and directed Spanish TV broadcasts of HEAT games during 99-02.
Five NBA Finals
Achievements / Innovations: The Miami Heat have been the model organization in terms of video/event production in the 21st Century. They have raised the bar in terms of creativity and production value for all of professional sports. Handling in-game, broadcast and all digital signage, Ed has led the Heat organization in technological and creative innovation.
Industry Affiliations: Active Member of SVG
Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry: From innovative in-game features, breathtaking fascia and digital signage content, and world class opening sequences, Ed's team has been on the forefront of innovation for the past 15 plus years. The Heat were perhaps the first team to truly combine broadcast and in-game production staffs. Their in-game production is second to none and has inspired others to try and emulate what they have done.
Years of IDEA Membership: 1999 to present
Years in the Industry: 20+
IDEA Leadership: Although Ed has not held any official leadership position in IDEA, he is a leader and mentor. Frequently leading discussion groups, Ed is always approachable and willing to consult on any production related issue.
IDEA Role: Ed is always on the cusp if emerging technology. By leading discussion groups and engaging in discussions with IDEA members, Ed shares his wisdom and experience with many members. Ed frequently shares his ideas on how to improve the courses and IDEA conference as a whole.
Character Beyond Reproach: Ed is a true leader in our organization. Experienced and approachable, Ed is a confidant to myself and a number of other IDEA brethren. If there is a question regarding technology, staffing, or content, Ed is the first person to approach. A trusted colleague, Ed is a straight shooter who will go out of his way to engage with IDEA Hall of Famers as well as newbies to the industry.
Special Consideration: Ed is truly worthy of the IDEA HOF. A respected innovator, Ed has inspired the best in our industry and elevated event production to the next level.
Nominated by: David Schindler, Atlanta Hawks