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Philadelphia Gains an Awards Voice

One of the marks of a true film city is the awards presented each year by local film critics associations. Film studios not only covet such nominations and awards, but proactively court each association’s members by providing them with marketing materials hyping many of their top films and performances. Each year, as Christmas draws [...]

Phishing Scam Targeting Philly Region Crew

It has come to our attention that there is a identity phishing scam going around targeting Philadelphia area film crew and film crew of other states and regions, as well.  A few of our local crew members was contacted by an "Attic Films", or "Attic Films Productions", saying they are putting together a crew for [...]

Greater Philadelphia Film Office Announces Renewed Partnership With Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia

Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO), and Markita Morris-Louis, Esq., Executive Director of the Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia (ABC), announced today a renewed and reinvigorated partnership.  Selected late last year by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Markita came to ABC from her most recent position [...]

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! [...]

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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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