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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: 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 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 [...]