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Tune In: Sharon Pinkenson w/ BBC Business Matters live from the DNC

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:

Today: Production Survival Guide to Filming: Aerial Camera Drones

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 [...]

Rough Cut Film Festival and Awards Gala!

The Rough Cut Film Festival is still going strong this weekend with an awesome schedule of screenings (at The Roxy, the Gershman Y and UArts' Caplan Theater), workshops, and panels to take the emerging young filmmaker to the next level!  The fest then wraps up with an amazing Awards Gala on Monday, 6/20! Hit the [...]

#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 [...]

GPFO EVENT: Production Survival Guide to Filming: Drones

Action!... but Safety First.  Join us for our 'Production Survival Guide to Filming in Southeastern PA' event on filming with camera drones, safely and legally with drone expert, Maxwell Tubman of XM2 Aerial! Complete with live demonstrations, learn best practices, safety and regulations from a professional who specializes in getting the best shots from above! [...]

The Last Ride: A Philadelphia Story

The Last Ride: A Philadelphia Story screens this Thursday, 6/2/16!  This is a documentary to be excited about that tells a thrilling and touching story rooted in Philadelphia's dirt bike culture. Watch the trailer here, then be sure to RSVP here.

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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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