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Pennsylvania Tax Credit Final Cut

Straight from the source, the Philadelphia crew-members explain how crucial the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit Program is to allow them to keep their family sustaining work in their hometown. The economic impact of the film and television industry is directly correlated to the allotment/size of the Tax Credit Program. This video is presented by the [...]

TAKE ACTION! Tell Harrisburg to #UncapPA

On Saturday, June 3rd, we rallied for Philly’s film industry! There was a strong turnout of filmmakers, crew, actors, and local business leaders who understand just how strong the impact film and television production can be on our region.  Let’s show the world how many people care about and depend on #PhillyFilm! Strength in [...]

Rally for Philly’s Film Industry!

On Saturday, June 3rd, join us for a rally for Philly’s film industry! Meet us at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, bottom of the Rocky steps, 10-11am. Bring your colleagues, family, friends, and anyone who cares about our industry! Let’s show the world how many people care about and depend on #PhillyFilm! Strength in numbers! [...]

Announcing New SIP Screenwriting Competition Prize!

We are proud to announce that there is now a NEW SIP Prize: The Oscar Micheaux Award!  A $2,500 cash prize, sponsored by Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution for the best screenplay or pilot script penned by a Philadelphia area resident of the African Diaspora!  We are honored these two awesome organizations are [...]

GPFO in Philly Ad News!

The Philly Ad News March/April 2017 issue is available and this special issue features the 2017 Regional Communications Economic Impact Report.  On page 16, read a great article on the Philadelphia production and post-production industry with a cool shout-out to yours truly, GPFO.  Big thanks to Rick Angeli of Monogram!  Check out the article here.

CBS3 Philadelphia feature on “Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition!

CBS3 Philadelphia featured our "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition!  See the feature here.  Listen for yourself below. February 16, 2017 10:06 PM By John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Submissions are being accepted by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for an annual screenplay competition. It’s called “Set In Philly.” Full length screen plays or [...]

‘Untouchable’ Filming Begins in Philly

This past weekend kicked off the beginning of filming of the Weinstein Company feature film Untouchable starring Philadelphia native Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman in Philadelphia.  Kevin Hart paid tribute to the beginning of production with an Instagram post of himself and costars, Cranston, Kidman, Director Neil Burger, and Producer Jason Blumenthal at a [...]

GPFO Executive Director Profiled by Temple University Alumni Association

Check out this profile feature on our Executive Director, Sharon Pinkenson by Temple University's Alumni Association!  See the full feature here. Starring Philadelphia: Sharon Pinkenson, EDU ’71, is the force behind Philly’s thriving film and television scene.

Free Library of Philadelphia- Beaux-Arts Parkway Central

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity.  Chartered in 1891, it opened the grand Beaux-Arts Parkway Central location on Logan Square in 1927.  Spaces include the sweeping grand lobby and staircase featuring a high plaster ceiling with Greek key design and rosettes, ionic columns of carved limestone, [...]

‘UNTOUCHABLE’ Filming to Begin in Philadelphia!

Untouchable starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart to begin filming in Philadelphia Two of Hollywood's most bankable names star in feature film based on popular French film. Philadelphia, PA - (October 25, 2016) - Philadelphia will be the primary filming location early next year for The Weinstein Company's Untouchable, directed by Neil Burger, who also directed [...]

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ABOUT US

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.

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