Virginia Film Office

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Virginia Film Office
Type Government Agency
Industry Film
Headquarters Richmond, VA
Key people Andy Edmunds, Director
Employees 6
Website http://www.film.virginia.org

The Virginia Film Office is a part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, located in Richmond, VA.

About[edit]

The Virginia Film Office was founded in 1980, at the forefront of a new era in film production. The state of Virginia has numerous types of media production, from documentaries and television to short and feature film. The office is a part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, whose goal is “supporting, maintaining and expanding … the tourism and motion picture production industries in order to increase visitor expenditures, tax revenues and employment.”[1] Filmmakers have chosen Virginia as a desirable spot due to its wide range of shooting locations. These locations have drawn many films to Virginia, including Dirty Dancing,[2] What About Bob,[3] Hannibal,[4] Lassie,[5] Evan Almighty,[6] and the HBO Miniseries John Adams.[7]

Incentives[edit]

Virginia’s incentive package is based on two different funds: The Governor’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund and the Virginia Motion Picture Production Tax Credit. The Governor’s fund provides a grant or rebate to qualified projects, while the Production Tax Credit is available to many different filmmakers, with a maximum funding level of $2.5 million.[8]

Organization[edit]

The Virginia Film Office has a staff of 6, headed by Film Office Director, Andy Edmunds. Other staff members include Deputy Director, Mary Nelson, Senior Marketing Assistant, Mary Kathryn Severin, and Locations Manager, Dawn Blacksten.[9]

See also[edit]

Category:Films shot in Virginia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia Tourism Corp., Virginia Tourism Corporation, 07-18-2011
  2. ^ Dirty Dancing: filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 07-18-2011
  3. ^ What About Bob: filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 08-03-2011
  4. ^ Hannibal: filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 08-03-2011
  5. ^ Lassie (1994): filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 07-18-2011
  6. ^ Evan Almighty: filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 07-18-2011
  7. ^ John Adams: filming locations, Internet Movie Database, 07-18-2011
  8. ^ Incentives, Virginia Film Office, 07-18-2011
  9. ^ Meet the Film Office, Virginia Film Office, 07-18-2011


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