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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.

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution located in center city Philadelphia (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Founded in 1922 by art collector Albert C. Barnes (1872–1951) to teach people from all walks of life how to look at art, the Barnes is home to an unparalleled art collection featuring impressionist, post-impressionist, and [...]

‘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.

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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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