Pittsburgh Film Office

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Pittsburgh Film Office
Pittsburgh Film Office (logo).jpg
Founded 1990
Founder Russ Streiner
Focus Television and film production in Pittsburgh
Location
Origins circa 1988 "Greater Pittsburgh Office of Promotions"[2]
Key people
Dawn M. Keezer, Director
Employees
4 full time employees and a 23 member Board of Trustees
Website http://www.pghfilm.org/

The Pittsburgh Film Office (PFO) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to economic development in the Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania region. Created in 1990, the mission of the PFO is to attract film production projects to the greater Southwestern Pennsylvania region; provide information on the region, locations, vendors and crew; and to coordinate government and business offices in support of production. In addition, the film office is a conduit for information, providing assistance to local filmmakers and the local film industry throughout Allegheny County and the designated ten county region.[1]

Since its creation, the Film Office has assisted with 102 major feature and television projects, and claims an economic impact of more than $575 million in southwestern Pennsylvania.[1] In 2007, the Film Office played a major role in supporting of the Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit, a program that allows a 25% tax credit to productions that spend at least 60% of the production budget in the Commonwealth. This tax credit has been a decisive factor in bringing the filming of several recent movies to the state.[2]

The Pittsburgh Film Office is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International.

"Lights! Glamour! Action!" Oscar Gala[edit]

Guests of the 2011 fundraiser at Stage AE enjoy the 3D presentation

The Academy Awards benefit, “Lights! Glamour! Action!,” is an annual Gala supporting the Pittsburgh Film Office.[3]

The 2011 "Pittsburgh Stars" video was broadcast in 3D. Over 900 people gathered to watch the live telecast of the Academy Awards at Stage AE. Six local salons styled models based on nominated films and graced the stage during a live fashion presentation. More than 160 items were featured in the silent auction.[4]

Event History[edit]

Guests of the 2007 event at Heinz Field
Date Venue Location
March 25, 2001 Loews Waterfront Theater Suburban W. Homestead
March 24, 2002 Loews Waterfront Theater Suburban W. Homestead
March 23, 2003 Loews Waterfront Theater Suburban W. Homestead
February 29, 2004 Loews Waterfront Theater Suburban W. Homestead
February 27, 2005 SouthSide Works Cinema South Side neighborhood
March 5, 2006 SouthSide Works Cinema South Side neighborhood
February 25, 2007 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood
February 24, 2008 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood
February 22, 2009 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood
March 7, 2010 August Wilson Center Downtown
February 27, 2011 Stage AE North Shore neighborhood
February 26, 2012 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood
February 24, 2013 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood[5]
March 2, 2014 Heinz Field North Shore neighborhood
February 22, 2015 Heinz Field North Shore

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