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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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#FilmedinPhilly- Kevin Hart: What Now?

One of Philadelphia's own, Kevin Hart, shines bright and properly has Philly on the big screen. In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rock-star Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes [...]

EQUITY is coming to a theater near you!

Don't Let Money Be a Dirty Word: See #EquityFilm, coming to a theater near you soon!  Already released in New York and Los Angeles, Equity releases in Philadelphia on 8/12.  Check the schedule below to see when it opens in other cities nationwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XApEajppKHo

Tune In: Sharon Pinkenson w/ BBC Business Matters live from the DNC

Tune In: GPFO Executive Director, Sharon Pinkenson, speaks with BBC Business Matters live from the Democratic National Convention on bringing film to the Greater Philadelphia area! Click the link to listen to the entire segment on film in Philly: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04388vw

Today: Production Survival Guide to Filming: Aerial Camera Drones

Today is the day- our FREE event on Aerial Camera Drones with Max Tubman of XM2 Aerial, featuring live demonstrations! Don't worry about the weather affecting our event, the event is completely indoors. Camera drone operation is federally regulated and since it's a newer craft/discipline, the rules and regulations are constantly updated.  Max Tubman is [...]

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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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