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.
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 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