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 [...]

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 [...]

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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