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Recap of 2018 GPFO Production Party Presented by Firstrust Bank

  The 2018 GPFO Production Party was a success thanks to our sponsors, performers, and supporters of the Philly film community! Thank you to all who attended our 2018 GPFO Production Party presented by Firstrust Bank at Nu Millennium Studios on October 6th! · This fundraiser party was a great night out featuring an exciting [...]

On 10/6, Attend the annual GPFO Production Party

Join us on October 6, 2018, at Nu Millennium Studios for the hottest party of the year! The GPFO Production Party powered by Nu Millennium Studios, presented by Firstrust Bank!  Open bar all night, delicious food from your favorite restaurants, photo booth, production demo areas, live music, dancing, silent auction... and an exciting lineup of live performances from our Billy [...]

Listen: The impact of real estate on film- GPFO’s Executive Director, Sharon Pinkenson, on Wharton Business Radio

Click image to play audio Greater Philadelphia Film Office's Executive Director, Sharon Pinkenson, was a featured guest on Wharton Business Radio's "The Real Estate Hour" segment to discuss Philadelphia's economic real estate development in the film business. With 25 years of running a film commission under her belt, Pinkenson expertly understands the involvement [...]

The 2017 GPFO Production Party Was a Hit! Pictures & Recap

The GPFO Production Party, Powered by Nu Millennium Studios on September 16, 2017 was one of our most successful yet!  Thanks to our sponsors and you, our supporters, our celebration of 25 years of GPFO, 1 year of Billy Penn Music, and the launch of GPFO NEXT was a hit!  We still can't get over the special moments we had at Nu [...]

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 [...]

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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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